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Sprint Relays Workshop - November 2018

Sunday 25 November 2018, 10:00 - 13:00

Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
University of Limerick N/A Coaching No Yes N/A

Athletics Ireland Sprint Relay Workshop

Sprint Relay Workshop - University of Limerick

10am - 1pm, Saturday November 25th 2018


sprint relays workshop november 2018


Relays are an excellent way of creating a team environment among club members and athletes. While athletics is often an individual sport, relay teams , and their associated programmes, develop other skills, such as teamwork, building relationships, and communication amongst athletes. Relays have the ability to encourage both competitive and recreational athletes, and, in turn, makes clubs more engaging and sustainable


Relays also adhere to Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) strategies. For example, in recent seasons, the national relay programme has made tremendous progress. The 2018 season alone saw six national teams compete at major championships, and three National Records were set by the Under-20 Women’s 4x100m, Under-20 Men’s 4x100m  and Senior Women’s 4x100m


The Under-20 women’s 4x100m also created history in 2018, claiming a world championship silver medal, Ireland’s first global outdoor relay medal


We are delighted to have this relay workshop lead and delivered by Karen Kirk, who has guided the Irish women's 4x100m relay team to a silver medal at the World Under-20 championships


Karen has worked with relays, from youth to senior level, and encourages those coaching relays at club and schools level to attend this workshop


Sprint Relays Workshop Content

This workshop will look closely at the basics of coaching sprint relays including:

  * 4x100m  and  4x200m

* Baton exchange technique

* Squad drills

* Exchange zones

 * Check marks


Register for Sprint Relays Workshop


Registration cost is €20




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Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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