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New Weekly Middle Distance and Endurance Coaching Sessions Autumn 2016

Cork Athletics Weekly Middle Distance & Endurance Coaching

CIT Track, Thurs Nov 10th to Thurs Dec 15th

Athletics Ireland Leinster Schools 5000m

Photo: Athletics Ireland - Leinster Schools 5,000m

Cork Athletics County Board is delighted to announce a six week group Training sessions for Athletes aged 14 to 17 years old - focusing on Middle Distance & Endurance.


The six-week Pilot Program starts, at CIT Track, on Thursday November 10th, at 6pm, and continues each week, until Thursday December 15th, inclusive.

This new and innovative programme is FREE of charge and is open to all Athletes and Coaches. The sessions will be age/ability appropriate.


- Highlight the benefits of group Training.
- Offer an alternative to those Athletes/Coaches who have no option but to train on their own or in very small groups.
- To share knowledge and experience between Coaches
- To help clubs retain their Athletes during this difficult age period 14 to 18 years old.


Collective approach to Training  - How it works!

  •  Coaches will decide on the Sessions each night in a Collective manner. Coaches will be activity encouraged for their input and assistance with helping out in the Sessions
  •  Remember – Nobody has a Monopoly on knowledge
  •  We want to encourage a Positive Training Environment for our Athletes in Cork
  •  It is proposed to rotate lead coaches each night
  •  Different Voice, different perspective - New experience.

This is also a great opportunity for Coaches learn from each other.

David Matthews (Development Officer - Cork) will be there each night to lead & facilitate the Pilot Programme.

Cork Athletics would like to acknowledge and thank Riverstick/Kinsale AC for their co-operation and for providing to access to the Track, during their scheduled track time, on each of the 6 nights

For further information contact:

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Development Officer, Cork Athletics

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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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