Club/ Coach Development Officer
Matthew Peleszok Chairperson
Northamptonshire Athletics Network
By the end of this session you should be able to:
Have a greater understand of the process behind planning
Have gone through a review the principles of training
Plan objective based activities for endurance development
Awareness of the issues relating to early specialisation
Met new Coaching Assistants/ LIRFS/ Network Reps
• Where is the athlete now? Athlete Profile
• Where do they need to get to? Goals
• What does the athlete need to do? Focussed training
• What do I need to do? Plan, Do, Review
• How will we know if we have got there? Monitor
Factors that influence performance
Training Load is a result of the combination of
Volume and Intensity
Recovery and Adaptation
Types of Goal
• Process Goals
– Are how outcome goals are reached
– Focus on the “doing” not the result
– Always in control and owned by athlete
• Outcome Goals
– Performance related
– Very measurable but not always in control
– Motivational – double edged sword.
Endurance for Foundation
• 10-30 minutes duration
• Learning how to pace
• Steady activity at between 60-80% MHR
• Ten minutes constant paced steady state run
within HR zone
• Being able to run at different paces for periods of
• Executing good technique throughout
• In groups plan a 15 min unit to develop your aspect of
running for 4 mixed ability athletes.
• Set a session goal and coaching goal
• Create an activity that will address the session goal
• Detail the training loads
• Detail the coaching points
• Detail the organisational factors
• Detail what equipment you need
• Establish how you will monitor the unit throughout and evaluate afterwards
• Devise a specific warm up to prepare them for their unit
• Note The group is of mixed ability and this will need to be taken into account.
Endurance Planning Task
• Conservative progressive amounts of impact helps
stimulate bone density in youngsters
• Too much or inappropriate progression or too little
recovery between exposures/sessions may lead to
• Once athletes are fully mature high volume running
strategies can be used – e.g. Performance Stage
England Athletics National & Regional Awards 2013
Development Club of the Year
Athletics Network of the Year
Community Partner of The Year
Services to Coaching
Development Coach of the Year
Services to Athletics
Young Volunteer of the Year
Services To Volunteering (age 25+)
Official of the Year
Services To Officiating
Group Leader of the Year
Group of the Year
Project of the Year
Wednesday 21 August: Closing Date for
Where now for you as a coach?
What support do you need?
What courses are available for you?
What can your club do better?
What can England Athletics do better?
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