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Tuesday, 3 September 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2999)/Comments (0)/
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Tuesday, 3 September 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2828)/Comments (0)/
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Level 1: Community Athletics Coach ( Athletics Roadshow)

27-Sep-2015 Sydney Olympic Park Atheltics Center

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

This is the entry level for all Accredited Athletic Coaches.  The fundamental skills of running, jumping & throwing are introduced as well as exploring how to engage athletes in long term participation and how to coach skills to beginner athletes.

Thursday, 13 August 2015/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (1694)/Comments (0)/
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An Osteopaths Guide to Preventing Running Injuries

Part 1: How to tell “Good Pain” from “Bad Pain”

In my work with athletes, ranging from park runners up to World and Olympic champions, one of the key differences I’ve seen that distinguishes the elite is that they know when to push themselves, and they know when to back off. They know that missing half a session because you’re concerned about an injury is better than pushing on and getting hurt. Because then you risk missing not just a session, but probably an entire week, if not more. The number one priority, no matter what event you are training for, is to get to the starting line in one piece. After all the training you’ve put in, the worst thing would be to line up carrying an injury and not being able to give it all you’ve got on the day of the race.

Sunday, 22 May 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (839)/Comments (0)/
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Track Training for the Recreational Runner

Advice from Leading Coaches

Q1 Purpose for track training?

We like our rec' runners doing a weekly interval session for strength and efficiency. It has immediate benefits for their longer running. Whilst our middle distance runners do these on a 400m track, our rec' runners do these on grass or good quality trail. We generally mark 600m loops or even straight lines to avoid tight bends and the ensuing imbalances that come from constantly running anti clockwise at the track.

Q2 When to incorporate into your annual and weekly training?

Midweek for our rec' runners all year round. The day depends on the individual and the structure of their program, most importantly the recovery for and from the weekly long run.

Q3 Examples of sessions

Most of our rec' runners train very early in the morning. Particularly in colder weather, early sessions can diminish quality and increase injury risk. Apart from the usual 3-4km warm up + drills/strides, our session will often kick off with a 1-2km tempo effort to ensure they're ready to run the intervals at the correct effort. The length and repetitions will depend on the desired outcome of the session, age/fitness level of the runner.

- 2km effort (3min rest) 10×400m (75sec rest)
- 5×(600m, 200m) (200m jog recovery)


Thursday, 30 June 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (955)/Comments (0)/
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Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach.

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course and further develops coaches understanding of how to coach fundamental skills and drills. This level supports coaches to understand the basic technical models for the Track & Field events held at club and school level competitions.
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50% Imove physiotherapy

iMove Physiotherapy
As part of this partnership iMove Physiotherapy and ANSW have secured your first two physio visits at 50% off. This allows you to get a full body assessment, screening and treatment - the best way to approach your upcoming athletics or running season.
To activate your discount book online by clicking here.