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Speed Training for Sports Coaches: Paddington, Fully Booked

One day speed seminar for sports coaches

speed training for coaches

Posture for sprints

This one day seminar will help you understand basic speed training principles and give you practical coaching ideas that you can implement with your sports team and players.

Athletic Development Coach James Marshall will introduce coaches to fundamental movements and exercises that will translate from track to field/court sports. This will include creating a rich learning environment for the players.

Suitable for sports coaches who wish to make their teams faster.

Schedule 7th July 2018

0900-0920 Introduction

0920-1000 Theory of running fast

1000-1200 Practical application: Posture, strength and co-ordination in top speed running.

1200-1300 Lunch and discussion

1300-1330 Theory of change of direction fast

1330-1400 Coaching theory of skill acquisition and applying within team environment.

1400-1530 Practical application of changing direction at speed, including decision making in team sports

1530-1600 Summary and discussion

Each practical session will give coaches an opportunity to try coaching what they are learning under observation and receive feedback that they can use immediately.

Time: 0900-1600

Cost £70.

Booking deadline is Friday 15th June

Venue: Everyone Active, Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, W9 1PD

The nearest tube station is Maida Vale (Bakerloo Line)

About the coach

James Marshall is the Head Coach of Excelsior Athletic Development Club in Devon. He coaches sprints and jumps with young athletes. He has worked with England Rugby, Great Britain Rugby League, Exeter Chiefs and many individual athletes as part of TASS and the Sport England “South West Talent” project.

He has spent the last 10 years refining speed training drills and practices with team sports players that transfer to their performance on the pitch.

He is the author of ebooks “Run Faster” and “Jump Higher” and many articles for “Peak Performance” magazine.

Client Testimonials

Seb Baylis + Tom Baylis
"James Marshall is now managing my two sons' strength and conditioning training for a fourth consecutive year. From the very start, youngsters and parents alike have easily engaged with James' professional approach and personable manner.Now both semi-professional cyclists aged 20 and 18, between them they have achieved numerous successes in the National Junior Series, including two stage wins, a silver medal in the National Championships, and selection for team GB in the Junior World Series.

Upcoming Courses

Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Horsham ** NEW DATE **
13 Oct 2018

Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Horsham

Venue: Christ’s Hospital, Horsham. RH13 0LA

Assessment Day: Sunday 25 November 2018

Cost: £280 including materials and access to online resources. To book send a deposit of £100 here.