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Category Archives: Other Coaching Areas
I spent the weekend at Lilleshall at the BO Coaching Conference. This year’s theme was mainly the more Elite end, but there were a wide range of sessions.
Mike Hamilton kicked off the first day with an overview of the Whole Sport Plan. Read more
I am collecting information about introducing juniors to Strength and Conditioning, specifically resistance work.
This link shows the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association’s view as of 2007.
I will add further links as I find them. Read more
It appears that Canadian Sport has taken a long hard look at Long term Athlete Development and bought into the concept completely. Lynne Walker sent me a number of links to do with this area.
This is a nice set of dynamic stretches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djDqDDQl-Y4
The only one I would criticise is the butt flicks where I would bring the knee further up so that the heel flicks the butt going upwards. Read more
One of my interests is how to coach running technique. I came across these two videos:
They seem to take information from a range of running models, including Chi running.
There are a number of tips in the clips, but the key ones for me are 1) lean forward from the ankles 2) have your feet land on the midfoot and under your centre of gravity 3) use a high cadence (180 strides per minute) 4) increase your “stride angle” by increasing flexibility. Read more
This is a slightly unusual post for my blog, but it impacts on both sports I take part it, especially for the student population and those that want to share minibus transport.
I was under the impression that you couldn’t drive a minibus without the D1 minibus licence. Read more
I completed my Outdoor First Aid course yesterday. This is a requirement of being able to coach orienteering in the more interesting areas. It is the second time I have completed this course, the first being almost exactly three years earlier. Read more
This post is a follow on from my post prompted by an England Athletics Endurance day.
I am interested in this area, but am not a sport scientist. I favour sports scientists who will say, I think this is right, but there is still work to do to prove it. Read more