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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 (106)/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 (1592)/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 (2948)/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 (3092)/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 (853)/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 (74)/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 (106)/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 (290)/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 (1592)/Comments (0)/
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Empowerment the key for coach Robbo

Empowerment the key for coach Robbo

Over the last few years we have witnessed the extraordinary development of two NSW athletes, Sarah Walsh and James Turner. Instrumental to their development has been Sydney-based Athletics Australia para coach, Brett ‘Robbo’ Robinson who will leave his role after he takes them to the World para-Athletics Championships in London in July.

Saturday, 17 June 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (965)/Comments (0)/
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Rachel’s Runners

Rachel’s Runners

Just how do some running groups emerge? In this chat with coach RACHEL ALLWORTH of RACHEL’S RUNNERS we discover how they formed from a small group who saw Rachel as a community health and fitness role model. Her desire to help others was sparked and it grew from there. Rachel’s own journey, her tremendous communication skills and empathy helped develop her coaching philosophy and build a positive and support environment for athletes to flourish.

Saturday, 17 June 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (947)/Comments (0)/
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