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SOUTH LONDON ATHLETIC NETWORK PRESENTS:

 

Throws Workshop  at Sutton Arena Sunday 30th October 2011 report...

 

Horizontal Jumps Workshop Sunday 27th November 2011 report...

 

Young Athletes Development day (U/13/15/17) for sprints and endurance at Sutton Arena - Middleton Rd., Carshalton, SM5 1SL on

Sunday 11th December 2011 – 9.30 - 12.45 full details...


SLAN Jumps Coach Athlete Development Day at Sutton Arena 27 November

Event Leader John Shepard and Tony Ganio
Support by Elliot Safo (European Youth Champion, Croydon Harriers) and Oliver Newport

Organiser Ben Noad & Dartfish Analysis Peter Kerr SLAN

The event was attended by a total of 24 people seven coaches, eleven Athletes, and six parents attended the workshop, plus John, Tony, Ben Noad & Peter Kerr from SLAN as facilitators.

The day commenced at 09.30 when John addressed the group for around 20 minutes, John explained what it takes to be a top jumper and explained the basic elements that go into the training.

John and Tony then lead the group in a jumps specific warm up on the indoor track which the athletes performed the coaches helped to lead supervised by John and Tony.

John and Tony then led a full jumps training session using Elliot and Oliver Newport to demonstrate many of the different drills and techniques. John talked through their respective abilities and skills and identified technical aspects. After this each coach was asked to talk through what they had just seen with the athletes in small groups, John and Tony went from group to group to discuss technique etc. All athletes were given full instruction on their run ups.

The day ended with a polymeric session, a short session was put in place with the athletes and coaches taking the lead and suggesting different polymeric exercises depending on the gender, ability, age and competency of the athlete.

Positive feedback was given by Emerick Kaitell (Hercules Wimbledon), Mandy Walters (Sutton & District), Paul Pattern (Blackheath and Bromley & London Kent Network), John Shepherd & Tony Ganio afterwards, the consensus was that it was a very good session, the numbers were good, the mix was good, and the content excellent and enjoyable.

John, Tony, Emerick and Amanda Jones (Croydon Harriers) suggested SLAN looks into having a second session with particular emphasis on the Triple Jump sometime in the New Year. Both coaches and athletes were very impressed with the facilities offered at Sutton.

Dartfish recordings were taken and they will be put into a manageable order and copies made for the SLAN Network and put onto the SLAN coaching laptops. No recordings were made of the junior athletes as this would not have been useful and would have been a child protection issue, rather the top athletes demonstrations will have value in that the upcoming athletes can use these to compare technique to in the future.

A big thank you to John Shepherd and Tony Ganio for delivering an excellent workshop.


SLAN Throws Coach Athlete Development Day at Sutton Arena 30 October

Event Leader Mike Winch
Support by Judy Oakes (British Shot Put Record Holder and 25 times AAA’s Champion)
Organiser & Dartfish Analysis Peter Kerr SLAN

The event was attended by a total of 30 persons
Nine coaches and Twenty-Three Athletes attended the workshop, plus Judy & Mike & Peter Kerr from SLAN. as facilitators.
 
The day commenced at 09.30 when Mike Winch addressed the group for around 20 minutes, mike explained what it takes to be a top thrower and used Judy as an example of what she was lifting in training weights. He went through the 5 S's, Strength, Stamina, Skill, Suppleness and Speed to which he added pSychology.
 
After Mikes address Judy led a warm up routine for the whole group.
 
We then had a shot demonstration by Anthony, Eleanor and a local lad Daniel. Mike talked through their respective abilities and skills and identified technical aspects. After this each coach was asked to talk through what they had just seen with the athletes in small groups, Judy went from group to group to discuss technique etc.
 
The group then went outside, again there was a demonstration explained and commented on by Mike, using Tom Norman as his datum; the group was then split into 3 groups and these people were asked to analyse the techniques seen and demonstrate with the Athletes, again Judy assisted and encouraged each group, focussing most support on the coaches, when the Athletes were ready they then entered the cage and threw.
 
The day ended with a hammer session, a short session was put in place with Chris Privett particularly keen to be involved.
The session finished at 12.30hrs.
 
Positive feedback was given by Chris Privett, Mandy Walters, Alex Starr, Mike Winch& Judy Oakes afterwards, the consensus was that it was a very good session, the numbers were good and the mix was good, and the content excellent and enjoyable.

Mike suggested SLAN looks into having Winter discussion groups with just coaches, he says that coaches when attending sessions such as today with their own athletes hold back on asking questions as they don't like to be seen by their own athletes as not knowing elements, a thought for the future?

Dartfish recordings were taken and they will be put into a manageable order and copies made for the SLAN Network and put onto the SLAN coaching laptops. No recordings were made of the junior athletes as this would not have been useful and would have been a child protection issue, rather the top athletes demonstrations will have value in that the upcoming athletes can use these to compare technique to in the future.

A big thank you to Peter Kerr for organising the event and Mike Winch and Judy Oakes for delivering an excellent workshop.

 


 

South London Athletics Network Coach Education Policy  

  1. Each candidate from a SLAN club is to identify an appropriate Coaching Course on the England athletics Website. They should then fill in the online registration form.

  2.  At this time they should also print and fill in the Mayor’s London Skills Legacy Fund application form which will accompany the online registration form. The applicant must obtain a signature from his/her club official with regards qualification for the award and volunteer hours. (25hours for 75% funding)

  3. Both these forms should be then sent to Stacy Quinn at squinn@englandathletics.org

  4. Stacy Quinn is also the contact for any questions regarding the application or London Legacy funding.

  5. SLAN will pay 10% of the total cost of a Coaching Course that has been approved by his/her club. This will be paid on successful completion of the course accompanied by 25 volunteer hours to a SLAN Club. 

  6. The applicant should contribute to the remaining 15% of the course. This can be the whole amount or split with the club. This way it is felt the applicant will be more invested in the education they are receiving. This is for each club to decide.

  7.  It is the responsibility of the applicants club to monitor the Volunteer hours.

Please note there are no longer any Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching courses offered. These have been replaced by Assistant Club Coach (approx. Level 1) and Club Coach (approx. Level 2)

 


 

Policy on SLAN organised & funded coaching or coach education activities

 

Any person engaged and paid by SLAN to undertake a coaching or coach education session or sessions must submit for scrutiny by the network coordinator their original coaching license and CRB clearance. In the case of a non coach professional ID may be required.

 

The standard rate shall be £30 for 1st hour and £20 thereafter of attendance. This equates to £40,000 per annum.

 

Any expected claim for expenses must be made prior to engagement. It will be assumed that any preparation for the session will be included in the standard rate. Exceptions to this must be agreed by the chair and the network coordinator.

 

A report on the perceived success or otherwise of the session should be submitted by the engaged person within 10 days after the session.

 

A participant satisfaction survey may be a requirement of engagement.

 


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