Athletics Northern IrelandMaintaining Athlete HealthEmpowering the CoachPresentation prepared by: Kevin TylerANI: Septembe...
Athletics Northern Ireland: Athlete Health• Athlete health is ultimately the responsibility of the coach: Empowers• This r...
ANI: Athlete Health   • As coaches we need to be introspective about injury   • It is an opportunity to learn & adapt   • ...
ANI: Athlete Health• Coaches should examine their attitudes regarding injuryInjuries are the result of dumb luck: Inevitab...
ANI: Athlete HealthEmpowered: Four areas where the coach can make a big difference1. Coach as the Team Leader2. Understand...
ANI: Athlete Health1. Coach as the Team Leader• Absolute: non negotiable• Reductionist nature of Sport Science & Medicine ...
ANI: Athlete HealthHamstring Injury ExampleInjury Can be Confusing:Expert explanations for this injury: Fatigue,Eccentric ...
ANI: Athlete Health: Understanding Injury                                 Healthy        Injured                 Athlete i...
ANI: Athlete Health: Understanding Injury                                         High Loading Injury Likelihood:         ...
ANI: Athlete Health 2. Understanding Functional v. Dysfunctional in your Athletes / SportReality: By nature athletics invo...
ANI: Athlete Health                                        Athlete Video One: TPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
ANI: Athlete Health3. Programming and Feedback• Develop structure in your programme based on sound principles• Apply progr...
ANI: Athlete Health: Programming on Sound PrinciplesPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
ANI: Athlete Health: Programming Progressively                  Shane Niemi: Quadrennial Plan: 1997- 2000200m: 20.60; 400m...
Training for the 400mANI: Athlete Health: Sound & Progressive                       Planning for Health
ANI: Athlete Health: Programming: Sound & Progressive               Periodisation of Speed (95%+) over a Quadrennial  Year...
ANI: Athlete Health: Specificity & Recovery   Julie: 16 (3) Sample Micro: SPP          Tuesday                       Wedne...
ANI: Athlete Health                                        Athlete Video Two: CPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
ANI: Athlete Health4. Specific Interventions• Align yourself with a therapist that is willing to get their hands dirty “If...
ANI: Athlete Health Review:• Injuries should not be accepted as normal or the result of bad luck• Coaches are the instrume...
ANI: Athlete Health                                        Questions?Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
For further information please contact:Ryan Murphy, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, T: 0121 713 8400, E: rmurphy@ukathl...
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Maintaining Athlete Health

  1. 1. Athletics Northern IrelandMaintaining Athlete HealthEmpowering the CoachPresentation prepared by: Kevin TylerANI: September 24th, 2011
  2. 2. Athletics Northern Ireland: Athlete Health• Athlete health is ultimately the responsibility of the coach: Empowers• This responsibility can’t be passed on to third parties • Medicalisation of injury• The coach -> athlete development & programme delivery• If you want to reduce rate of injury it helps to embrace this philosophy Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  3. 3. ANI: Athlete Health • As coaches we need to be introspective about injury • It is an opportunity to learn & adapt • Avoid the blame game: it is not productivePresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  4. 4. ANI: Athlete Health• Coaches should examine their attitudes regarding injuryInjuries are the result of dumb luck: Inevitable versus Injury is the result of inappropriate stressors either acute or chronic in nature Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  5. 5. ANI: Athlete HealthEmpowered: Four areas where the coach can make a big difference1. Coach as the Team Leader2. Understanding Functional v Dysfunctional in your athletes / sport3. Programming and Feedback4. Specific InterventionsPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  6. 6. ANI: Athlete Health1. Coach as the Team Leader• Absolute: non negotiable• Reductionist nature of Sport Science & Medicine (Goldsmith)• Ensure you are aligned philosophically• Use partners to inform, coach as filter Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  7. 7. ANI: Athlete HealthHamstring Injury ExampleInjury Can be Confusing:Expert explanations for this injury: Fatigue,Eccentric Strength; Flexibility, Imbalances...But no amount of money has resolved thisissue: Premier League (13% / £200m)Who you listen to, influences your plan .Don’t rely strictly on “experts”Coach as Leader & Decision Maker Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  8. 8. ANI: Athlete Health: Understanding Injury Healthy Injured Athlete is training Athlete is not training No reason to be concerned Alarm Bells Everyone is happy Everyone is upsetPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  9. 9. ANI: Athlete Health: Understanding Injury High Loading Injury Likelihood: Injury Likelihood:LOW - MODERATE HIGHLow Risk High Risk Factors Factors Injury Likelihood: Injury Likelihood: LOW MODERATE Low Loading Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  10. 10. ANI: Athlete Health 2. Understanding Functional v. Dysfunctional in your Athletes / SportReality: By nature athletics involves movements thatcan result in the establishment of dysfunctionalmovement patterns. Particularly if unchecked.Cyclic, Acyclic, Symmetrical, Asymmetrical...It is the coaches job to understand which patternsare unique to the individual / event / sport andunderstand what is acceptable and what is notRemember the goal is to create an athlete capable ofperforming consistently at a high level, not a perfectlybalanced human specimen. We often get lost on this. Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  11. 11. ANI: Athlete Health Athlete Video One: TPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  12. 12. ANI: Athlete Health3. Programming and Feedback• Develop structure in your programme based on sound principles• Apply progressively / Don’t be in a hurry: Senior success• Be sensitive to the issue of specificity• Quality always over quantity• Allow for recovery at all stages Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  13. 13. ANI: Athlete Health: Programming on Sound PrinciplesPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  14. 14. ANI: Athlete Health: Programming Progressively Shane Niemi: Quadrennial Plan: 1997- 2000200m: 20.60; 400m: 44.86Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  15. 15. Training for the 400mANI: Athlete Health: Sound & Progressive Planning for Health
  16. 16. ANI: Athlete Health: Programming: Sound & Progressive Periodisation of Speed (95%+) over a Quadrennial Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2017 Age / TA 16 (3) 17 (4) 18 (5) 19 (6) 22 (9) # SPP 1 2 2 2 3 Length of SPP 8 6 8 10 12 (4) Sessions week 2 2 2-3 2-3 3 Speed / Sp End 50 / 80 50 /100 60 / 120 60 / 150 80 / 180 Max Volume 400m 500m 600m 750m 1,000m Session Annual Volume 6,000m 10,000m 18,000m 25,000m 40,000m Comments Accels Accels Intro Intensify Intensity Speed Speed Special Speed over Endurance Endurance VolumePresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  17. 17. ANI: Athlete Health: Specificity & Recovery Julie: 16 (3) Sample Micro: SPP Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Multi Jumps Multi Throws Multi Jumps Multi Throws Accelerations Ext. Tempo Accelerations Ext Tempo Speed General Strength Speed Endurance General Strength Strength Strength 20m -50m 50m-100m 20m-80m 100m-200m 400m 1500m 400m 2000m Quality over QuantityPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  18. 18. ANI: Athlete Health Athlete Video Two: CPresentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  19. 19. ANI: Athlete Health4. Specific Interventions• Align yourself with a therapist that is willing to get their hands dirty “If you are an athletic trainer or a physical therapist develop your soft tissue evaluation and treatment skills. Most athletic trainers and physical therapists dont do massage in this country because its too hard and not cost effective. This has to change to stem the tide of (sports injuries)” my addition. (M. Boyle) Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  20. 20. ANI: Athlete Health Review:• Injuries should not be accepted as normal or the result of bad luck• Coaches are the instrumental in injury prevention• The majority of injuries can be prevented via programming and feedback• Find a good soft tissue therapist or get some skills yourself• Accept “experts” for what they are and more importantly what they aren’t Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  21. 21. ANI: Athlete Health Questions?Presentation prepared by: Kevin Tyler
  22. 22. For further information please contact:Ryan Murphy, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, T: 0121 713 8400, E: rmurphy@ukathletics.org.ukUK Athletics, Athletics House, Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 8AJ

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