Following on from the successful winter coaching series Cork Athletics County Board, with the support of the Munster RDO, Lilly Ann O'Hora, and the Athletics Ireland High Performance Unit, are pleased to announce a new coaching programme the Youth Development Initiative (CYDI).
This programme is aimed at athletes born in 2003 to 2006.
1) To provide coaching and event peer training groups to aid achievement of qualification standards for EYOF competition in 2019 and 2021 (age dependant).
2) To provide a pathway to the National High Performance Junior squad
Outline Plan: Year One
Provide information on qualification standards and selection policy, and how they are determined Jacqui Freyne Athletics Ireland High Performance.
To organise workshops around the area of physical development and the young athlete, and its impact on performance. Mary Gleasure BSc SMISCP (Specialist in Sports Medicine, DIP Sports Psychology, DIP Nutrition).
To organise workshops on training pian towards achievement of standards, and to understand competition peaking. AAI HP
To hold regular coaching sessions in the events with selected athletes
CYDI will be launched on1pm Saturday March 3rd in the CIT. All interested athletes parents and coaches are welcome on that day. Confirmed present will be members of the winter coaching group, Jacqui Frayne and Mary Gleasure.
Hurdles Colette Kelly
High Jump Martin O'Sullivan
Shot Dave Frattaroli
Javelin Tom Galvin
Discus/Hammer Finbarr McCarthy
Sprints Derek Coffey
Long Jump/Triple Jump Joe Cusack
Middle Distance/Long Distance Colette O'Riordan & Frank Hayes
As this is something new for the winter coaching committee, we too are learning.
We have detailed the plan for year one. Year two and three plans are only in the development stage as of yet. These plans will be edited and amended as the year progresses, and as we get feedback from participating athletes, club coaches and parents.
We would like to emphasise that the committee sees the CYDI as a resource and support for the athlete, and does not seek to replace or undermine club coaches who have worked with the athletes up to now.
The regular winter coaching series will not be affected and we plan to continue with those sessions later this year.