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Lindsay Watson - what an impact

Lindsay Watson - what an impact

Over the last couple of decades, Lindsay Watson has been one of the most curial coaches in the development of athletics, athletes and coaches in NSW.

Sunday, 3 December 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (275)/Comments (0)/
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Mel’s move into coaching

Mel’s move into coaching

It is fascinating to learn how coaches started their careers. In this article with South Coast coach, Mel Mustapic we learn how she always had a passion for the sport and assisting and encouraging others. After a few years it became more formal when she started a squad. As a country coach she highlights the need to be able to coach across events. Mel’s coaching is a legacy and tribute to great NSW John Atterton, who passed away in 2016.

Sunday, 3 December 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (217)/Comments (0)/
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Sporting Schools coaching with Andrew Byrne

Sporting Schools coaching with Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne is one of our NSW’s coaches helping deliver athletics to a different group of school children. He is one of our valued coaches in the Australian Sports Commission funded Sporting Schools Program. In this article he provides an understanding of this program and recalls a couple of rewarding moments for him as a coach which highlight the power of sport on wellbeing and confidence. Read more about this program here and his journey. Thanks Andrew for making a difference in the lives of these athletes.

Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (431)/Comments (0)/
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Spark for Sarkies

Spark for Sarkies

An interest to help people was all the spark RICHARD SARKIES needed to graduate from regular runner into coaching. A small group of athletes grew into a squad and club called ‘Hooked on Running’. Read about Richard’s development, motivation and philosophies as a coach and some practical advice to coaching colleagues.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (999)/Comments (0)/
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Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up And Running is a Junior Run Squad based in Centennial Parklands at Randwick in Sydney.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2685)/Comments (0)/
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Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Sunday, 17 September 2017/Categories: Coaching Articles

17 September 2017

Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach achievements can often go unrecognised as they work in the background or at the training track. But one performance which must rate as one of the best-ever for Australia was Iryna Dvoskina’s coaching efforts in London – and the many hours, days and months leading up to the event. Canberra-based Dvoskina, coached two NSW and one WA athlete to great success at the Para-Athletics World Championships in London in July.

Temora’s Scott Reardon, who trains out of Canberra won the T42 100m, his fourth consecutive global title. He has now won the last three world titles (2013, 2015 & 2017) and the Rio Paralympics Games gold.

Reardon and coach Iryna Dvoskina had been a very successful team, starting with a sport transition for the athlete.

“When I came into Para-athletics, I was a young, naive water-skier who thought I could be the best, and fortunately I was able to meet up with Iryna, and she turned me from a water skier into the athlete I am today,” he told Sascha Ryner from the Australian Paralympic Committee.

“A coach can coach an athlete to success once, but to do it over and over again is a sign of an absolutely magnificent coach and she’s able to do just that.”

 

Dvoskina worked her magic in London to returned Evan O’Hanlon to the top of the podium winning the T38 men’s 100m in a very close battle with China’s Jianwen Hu the defending World and current Paralympic champion. Both were clocked at 11.07, with O’Hanlon getting the nod from the photo-finish judges. O’Hanlon had won the title in 2011 and 2013, but missed the 2015 world championships with injury, but coach Dvoskina has helped guide him back to number one.

 

The third athlete was ‘the white tiger’ Chad Perris. The Canberra-based Western Australian visually impaired athlete won bronze in the T13 100m in 10.96 – the same time he clocked two years ago at the world championships.

“To come in, to be able to perform on the big stage again is amazing. This is the best medal I’ve ever won,” he said.

Coach-Dvoskina was impressed how he fought for a medal.

“This was a real learning experience for Chad. There were four or five competitors in his race that could have won silver or bronze, but Chad came through to finish in third place.”

 

David Tarbotton for Athletics NSW

Image: left to right Chad Perris, Scott Reardon, Iryna Dvoskina and Evan O’Hanlon (images courtesy of David Tarbotton)

 

 

 
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Coach Angela Leadbeatter

Coach Angela Leadbeatter

Did you know one of NSW’s leading distance runners over the last decade Angela Leadbeatter is also a coach? In this article you can read her views and approach to coaching, highlighting to us all what a great asset she is too our coaching ranks. She particularly notes the need to nurture the very young athlete, including limited training loads, cross training and rest periods
Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (837)/Comments (0)/
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Coaches WE NEED YOU for the Sporting Schools Program

Coaches WE NEED YOU for the Sporting Schools Program

How many times have you heard an athlete say, I tried athletics at school, enjoyed it, then decided to join an athletics club. It is one of the most common pathways of athletes into our sport. Also as coaches, we know the impact of sport on young people. It can build and improve confidence, fitness, resilience, tolerance, sense of achievement, reward, patience, connection and engagement.

Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (678)/Comments (0)/
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Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach achievements can often go unrecognised as they work in the background or at the training track. But one performance which must rate as one of the best-ever for Australia was Iryna Dvoskina’s coaching efforts in London – and the many hours, days and months leading up to the event. Canberra-based Dvoskina, coached two NSW and one WA athlete to great success at the Para-Athletics World Championships in London in July.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (718)/Comments (0)/
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Spark for Sarkies

Spark for Sarkies

An interest to help people was all the spark RICHARD SARKIES needed to graduate from regular runner into coaching. A small group of athletes grew into a squad and club called ‘Hooked on Running’. Read about Richard’s development, motivation and philosophies as a coach and some practical advice to coaching colleagues.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (999)/Comments (0)/
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Elements of Training in an Athlete’s Development

Elements of Training in an Athlete’s Development

Paul Laurendet is one of NSW’s finest middle-distance coaches. During his coaching career he coached national champions (Holt Hardy 1500m) and Commonwealth champions and Olympic medalists (Clinton Hill 4x400m relay) and assisted with the program for his wife, Jenny Laurendet, a Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles medallist. In this article Laurendet discusses adolescent development, from his wealth of  experience as a coach and teacher for over 30 years.

Saturday, 19 August 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1027)/Comments (0)/
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