Coaching

Coaching is not specifically included in our regular weekly meets.  We offer a range of coaching options to suit beginner, intermediate and more advanced athletes.   Athletes who attend coaching often see vast improvements as they work on their technique.

Our offerings include:

  • Tuesday coaching – athletics fundamentals – running/jumping/throwing

  • Thursday coaching – middle distance running

  • Sunday specialist coaching – various events as scheduled

  • Squad coaching – certain events only (subject to coach availability).

All coaching sessions will be advertised here and via Team App.  Please ensure that you sign up for the sessions to ensure your place as many sessions will have limited places.

 

September - December 2021 coaching calendar

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Monday Evenings 

Squad Training.

These sessions are not for beginners and preferable athletes who have gone to regional level or above.

Session packs are $50 for 5 sessions.  Payment in cash or by bank deposit at the first session.

29th November, Jack Cook Park

Registration via Team App.

  • 4:00 – 5:00pm - Hurdles (U11+), Jo Lane.

  • 5:15 – 6:15pm - High Jump Flop (U11+), Jo Lane.

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Tuesday Evenings 

General Training for U7+ athletes.

This session will include some general fitness, core-strength and flexibility activities as well as the fundamentals of core athletic events, run/jump/throw.  Improvement in these general areas will benefit all athletic and other sports performance and should also protect athletes from injury.

For the first 6 weeks we plan to introduce each athlete to the basic techniques of all their events.  The afternoon will commence at 4pm and finish  by 5:30pm.    Parents are reminded to not leave site if their athletes are under the age of 12.

Registration via Team App - just 1 signup which covers all of these events.

30th November, Jack Cook Park

  • 4:00 - 4:45pm - Athletics coaching - fundamental skills run/jump/throw, (U7 - U8), Sean Josey

7th December, Jack Cook Park

  • 4:00 - 4:45pm - Athletics coaching - fundamental skills run/jump/throw, (U7 - U8), Sean Josey

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Thursday Evenings 

Distance Running Training.

This session is an all age session and parents are encouraged to attend.   Children from age 7 can participate, with their parent supervising and assisting as necessary.  The focus of this session is endurance, fitness and interval work.

  • .6:00 – 7:00pm, Jack Cook Park.

Sunday Mornings​

Specialist Coaching

During the Little Athletics season, we will hold specialist coaching with qualified coaches on a number of Sundays.  This is targeted at U9 and above and will be at a more advanced level for those athletes looking to improve performance. 

Toowong Harriers QA members are able to attend Sunday specialist coaching sessions at a cost of $6 per session.

28th November, Jack Cook Park

  • 7:30 - 8:30am - Racewalking, (U9+), Argenis Guevara

  • 8:30 - 9:30am – High Jump Flop (U11+), Jo Lane

  • 8:30 - 9:30am – Triple Jump (U11+), John Davis

  • 8:30 - 9:30am – Relay Training State Teams (U9 - U10), Lauren Murry

  • 9:30 - 10:30am - High Jump Scissors (U9 - U10), Jo Lane

  • 9:30 - 10:30am - Long Jump (U9+), John Davis

  • 9:30 - 10:30am - Relay Training State Teams (U11+), Lauren Murry

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​Open Club Morning 

Track and field (including equipment) is available for members to use.  Members utilising this benefit are asked to act in in a safe and responsible manner, putting all equipment back where it was obtained from.  An adult must be supervising at all times.

  • 8:00 - 11:00am, Jack Cook Park.

Some of our coaches are looking to put together regular ‘Squad’ groups in certain events.  These are suitable for athletes looking to specialise and work on technique/performance.  At this stage, we are gathering interest for athletes who would like to join the following squads:

  • Hurdles squad

  • High Jump Flop squad (U11+)

  • Distance running squad

If there are other events you are interested in, please email Trudy at manager@towoongharriers.org.au  with the event and name/age of your athlete and we will see if there is interest.  

Once we have a large enough group, the coach will be in touch to try to work out mutually agreeable time and frequency suitable to the group.   These sessions are NOT included, and a fee will be payable directly to the coach.

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