As the start of the new season is drawing nearer I am delighted to let you know of a couple of coaching/training opportunities for RWLAC athletes. We will update families of other coaching opportunities closer to the season.

Sprint and Middle Distance Training – Our Centre will be offering middle distance and sprints training at the start of the season on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Further details about times will be posted closer to the beginning of the season.

The following coaching opportunuties are being offered at The Ridge at Barden Ridge (Illawong LAC grounds):

Friday night throwers group (6.30 – 8 pm) and everyone is welcome free of charge  – all ages, kids and adults  – it’s a throws ‘circuit’ and they spend 20 minutes on each event (discus, javelin (real and turbo for juniors to learn throwing style), shot put and hammer last of all and only for those old enough).  If people want to focus on only  2 events then they can stay longer on those events so it’s quite casual.  It is not coaching in the traditional sense but everyone gets tips.   The group is designed around everyone having a go and learning from each other (although  some coaching is given to help the kids get it right).

Anyone is welcome to attend these sessions with Deborah Engeler as long as you don’t expect traditional coaching!  You can attend any week. This is an ideal opportunity for kids to get their skills up before the start of our season with at least 6 weeks before we start I recommend this to any of our athletes who are interested in throws.

High Jump coaching – run by Greg Engeler and John Argall at the Ridge as follows: All are welcome to the  sessions Tues 5-6 and 6-7pm and Thu 5-6.15pm. These are also free sessions and are ideal for all athletes, especially those in the U9 and U10 groups who are doing scissors jumps

John coaches younger athletes and Greg coaches senior athletes. They cover both scissors and flop jumping so again if you are inclined to high jumping please take the opportunity to attend and learn from these very skilled coaches.

Walks Coaching- Deborah Engeler runs a walks training session on a Sunday afternoon (4-5pm). If your child is interested in more walks training please email the centre so we can let her know.