Depending on their
training age and level of competition athletes may train anywhere
from two sessions a week to two sessions a day. However I
understand that athletes and their parents are busy and it is
difficult to travel to QEII Stadium
(click on the link for a location map) day in and day out.
As a result
I have adopted a
flexible learning style that delivers a more personalised and
adaptable program for athletes. Fundamental to the program is two
mandatory contact sessions with all athletes to ensure correct
technique adaptation .
Each athlete will be
provided with a program that often entails training on other days.
However the program is flexible enough to allow training to be
schedule in with an athletes other demands in life. All programs
are reviewed with the athlete on a regular basis with testing
sessions scheduled to ensure they are in fact meeting the goals
for their personal programs.
Monday : 5.00pm to 6.30 pm
Wednesday: 5.00pm to 6.30 pm
Other sessions: As
In the lead up to major competitions
more core sessions will be scheduled as necessary.
Where appropriate each
athlete will be provided with a conditioning program that may
include gym sessions, pool running, cycling or core stability
They will be provided
with a timetable on when to undertake these exercises. Athletes
will be provided with training and guidance however it is expected
that they are mature enough to undertake this basic training on
their own. In some cases I will liaise with the gym to
ensure that spotters etc are aware of the athletes program. This
flexible style of learning ensures that athletes can fit training
in with their lifestyles and at locations near to their homes.
Also if an athlete does
achieve international selection the coach will not always be able
to travel with them or in the case of the Olympics most coaches
are specifically excluded from the athletes village. The
athlete therefore needs to be able to manage their own basic
conditioning and be independent.
Other coaching services
All other coaching
services are by arrangement. Please contact me to discuss
your needs, times and training locations..