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Improving coaching communication through writing
August 16, 2018
Coach communication: writing On every coaching course I have attended, the tutor has pointed out the section in the workbook entitled “communication”.  There follows a group nodding of heads where every budding coach agrees that “communication is a good thing”.  If we are lucky, the tutor might divide communication further into “verbal” and “non-verbal”.  We […]
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Athletics Club

Excelsior ADC: Athletics

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Excelsior ADC training

Welcome to our Athletics Club page. We have weekly sessions in the Spring and Summer that are open to all, plus workshops and seminars. We are a fully affiliated Athletics Club and a member of British Athletics.

We accept athletes who are in school year 5 and above. Before that, we recommend they get outside and play and enjoy school activities.

Autumn Training 2018: 

Sessions resume after October half term.

Monday night: Strength and co-ordination training 1730-1830

Based on feedback and observation from the team sports players who came to the club last Winter. This session will help the youngsters improve their co-ordination (especially important around the growth spurt) and underlying strength.

The strength and co-ordination will help form the foundation for all sporting movements, including athletics.

£4 per session for club members (£3 if already doing gymnastics).

Feedback from the athletes

At the end of their each block of training, every athlete is asked to provide some feedback anonymously. Here is what they had to say after the January block:

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Athlete feedback

I shall use this information to adjust what we do accordingly. Thanks to everyone for this useful information.

The programme shall be self-contained, but will provide foundation for future work. It will include:

athletics training devonWhilst the benefits of running are well known, there are also risks of just being a runner: overuse, monotony, one dimensional approach to fitness. As a member of the Excelsior ADC you will benefit from expert coaching to help you get better at running, but also be fitter and healthier overall.

Head Coach James Marshall is the author of Run Faster and has coached athletes from many sports to run faster. He designs the training sessions with the participants ability in mind. He is a fully licenced Athletics Coach with British Athletics

An example of the coaching tips you get is here:

For those wanting Individual running coaching with James Marshall, see the Run Faster page. 

Our base is in Willand, Cullompton,Devon, Ex15 2RN. This is only 15 minutes from Tiverton and Wellington in Somerset, only 25 minutes from Honiton, Exeter and Taunton in Somerset.

Further reading:
Should I start running? 

Client Testimonials

David Lloyd Tennis Academy
James is much liked and respected by all the players both because of his wide knowledge of tennis specific fitness and his ability to communicate the content.
 
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Upcoming Courses

Athletic Development Coach – Horsham ** NEW COURSE **
13 Oct 2018

Athletic Development Coach – Horsham

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

Cost: £100 including materials and access to online resources. here.

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