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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 (444)/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 (1897)/Comments (0)/
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Brad Woods - pathway to full-time coaching at Trinity

Brad Woods - pathway to full-time coaching at Trinity

Here is an interesting coaching pathway. Ten years ago, Brad Woods fell into coaching, now he is working full-time at Trinity Grammar, one of the most successful athletics sports programs in Australia, and also coaching across other sports and their elite and development programs. In this interview, Brad talks about the challengers of coaching in the short school year. He also tells us about how he remained patient as coach, while an athlete played three other sports, but eventually returned a successful athletics career.

 

Friday, 17 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3169)/Comments (0)/
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Wesfields Sports High’s Coach Mathison

Wesfields Sports High’s Coach Mathison

Former endurance athlete Brett Mathison transitioned into coaching about 10 years ago, and in the last few years started teaching and coaching at the very successful youth development program at Westfields Sports High. Mathison now coaches over 20 athletes, primarily middle-distance, but also in walks and even 400m hurdles. In this interview, he talks about different commitment levels between athletes; and notes the different reasons athletes do athletics.

Thursday, 16 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3296)/Comments (0)/
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Why Athletics Coaches are our sport’s Best Salesmen

Why Athletics Coaches are our sport’s Best Salesmen

For a long time, the main opportunity for traditional, organised Athletics to compete for public attention has been Olympic or Commonwealth Games: serious, elite, dramatic spectacles of individual excellence far beyond the reach of most mortals and, while attention-grabbing, even compelling, is this a bit hard for most people to relate to on a personal level?

Thursday, 16 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1032)/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 (221)/Comments (0)/
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Track training for the recreational runner

Track training for the recreational runner

We asked two of our leading coaches, Bronwyn Hager and Gary Howard who work closely with recreational and Park runners to give their expert advice on ‘track training for the rec runner’.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1104)/Comments (0)/
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Coach Profile – Angus McEntyre

Coach Profile – Angus McEntyre

Aged just 25, northern Sydney coach Angus McEntyre is making an impact on throwing in NSW. At the recent 2XU NSW All Schools Championships, his 10 athletes won 10 medals, including six gold and in one event, the 14-years boy’s discus, they sweep the medals. But as we find out in this interview, despite his young age, McEntyre is not new to coaching, being involved for 10 years.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1497)/Comments (0)/
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4 Week Training Program For 5k Running

Training program created by Scott Westcott to give you some tips to complete a 5k at your local parkrun.

 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2728)/Comments (0)/
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Stress Fractures among Athletes

It is common-sense that in order to improve your performance you must train. However what happens when training causes problems which restrict your further training and hence your performance? 

Friday, 26 February 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (1881)/Comments (0)/
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