The Cork County Board Autumn Winter Coaching Series is returning this year
Events Covered: High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Put, Discus, Hammer and Javelin
All last year’s coaches are on board again for this season
A new element is being introduced this year. Along with technical coaching, Cork Athletics will also be organising sessions for officials.
Parents, coaches, athletes, anyone who would like to judge at County Championships, and those who would like to become more familiar with the rules of the events, are welcome to come along.
Senior County Officials will run workshops themed on what the judges are looking for. While your coach is interested in your technique, with a view to improving distance thrown, or time achieved, an event judge is only concerned that your effort is within the rules of the sport. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the rules of the various events, and to be more confident when helping out at our championships.
This is the fourth year of the series, and Cork Athletics welcomes all returning members, along with new members joining for their first time.
These sessions are open to all agre groups: Juvenile, Junior, Senior & Masters - If you'd like to perfect your technique, then do come along.
The aim of the sessions is to raise the technical standard in these events among Cork athletes, and to provide access to coaching and equipment in these events.
Beginners and improvers are welcome. Club coaches or parents who may wish to come along on any of the days are also welcome.
Each of these disciplines; Hurdles, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Hammer, will be covered on each of the training days.
Registration Cost: €5 per athlete per day
These Technical Coaching Events are confined to Athletics Ireland registered athletes who are registered with Cork Athletics clubs.
Themed Workshop Sessions
There is no charge for the Themed Workshop Sessions
NB: Athletes must arrive in good time and participate in the warm up session, which will be part of the session, starting at 14:00 (2pm). Athletes who are late and have NOT completed their warm up routine will NOT permitted to take part, so it is essential that athletes arrive in good time.
Hurdles, Shot, High Jump - Born 2008, or earlier
Javelin, Discus, Hammer - Born 2007, or earlier
Except for the Minimum Age, per above, these sessions are open to athletes of all ages, including Senior & Masters
In addition to the designated coaches, as per above, Cork Athletics welcomes other Technical Event Coaches and individuals who would like to become Technical Event Coaches. If you would like to be involved, you need only turn up. If you are interested in coaching, or becoming a coach, please, if possible, email Colette Kelly in advance.
Registration will be on the day, at 13:30pm each day, in the equipment shed (by the 200m start/adjacent to the gate at the CIT Campus side of the track.
Club coaches and parents are welcome to come along and participate in the sessions. There is no fee for parents or coaches attending the officials workshops.