FEBRUARY 2014

IFM CHALLENGE

Unfortunately IFM tell me they are re-aligning their sponsorship strategy and will not be renewing their support for the sprint trophy, and yet we have a little money left over from last year (240). I am open to suggestions from speed coaches but had in mind a prize for any team that breaks a county relay record. We can discuss this at a county coaches meeting on 30th March at Carn Brea (see later info)

CONTRAST SHOWERS

The cheaper version of an ice bath and aimed at solving muscle tiredness, stress relief or soreness, with the advantage of remaining low impact.

3 minutes hot shower, 1 minute cold, repeat 3 times but always finishing on cold. Experiments have been done with alternative timing such as 1 minute of each and 2:1, but the most effective has been found to be 3:1

COACHING COURS BUSARIES

Coaches in clubs registered with the Duchy Network can enjoy some financial support when attending courses, and until the end of March this will also include 100 if the course involves an overnight stay (e.g. a 2 day course in Taunton) This will therefore be applicable to the Coach in Running and Fitness on 22nd/23rd in Plymouth if you live to the far west of the county, The Coach Assistant course at Taunton on March 14th/15t and the Coach on 22nd/23rd March

TRACK AND FIELD PRE-COMPETITION WORKSHOP

This is a Network and County AA supported event. Coaches and athletes are invited to get involved with the exercises and routines, afterall, there is no better way of learning than by participating, and rest assured, there will be nothing that may be a cross purposes to what you are doing, but there is bound to be something of value for everyone. Personally, I never stop learning. PLEASE, try to let me know of intended participation.

A separate flyer is also attached.

9.45 Registration opens in the sports hall

1000 Mobility, Strength and Plyometric exercise

With Mo Pearson and Tony Lett (EA Strength and Conditioning level 4s)

1045ish TRACK Throws- Mo Pearson, Karl Swan, Jackie Brett

HURDLE DRILLS to assist speed events, as done at the National Conference- Tony Lett Up to 23 drills will be illustrated with an opportunity to try many of them

HIGH JUMP Stuart Caudery

300 HURDLES Bob Ingle

STARTS AND BEND RUNNING Andrew Caddy

1155ish 4x100 baton change practice

1220 COACHING Q & A Hub Club

ATHLETES 2

NETWORK COACHES FREE

OTHERS 2

Please notify intentions of attendance to tonylett1@gmail.com