Event Group: Sprint & Hurdles Squad - Day 1
This squad day will take place on Sunday 9th December 2018 at Ulster University's Jordanstown Campus from 1.30-5pm.
With Indoor Competitions taking place early in the new year, Athletics NI coaching staff will focus on acceleration for flat sprints and hurdles with the aim to allow coaches and athletes to understand what's required during acceleration, pick-up various cues to assist acceleration positions, and equip coaches to best prepare their athletes for competition. A unique aspect of this squad day is the focus on reactions with the athletes allowed to practice their block starts, observe and attempt to imrpove their own reaction times (with starters and starting equipment present), with the aim to best set athletes up for their races in the months ahead.
Squad Day Overview:
13.30-14.10 - Acceleration based Theory (Review of Fundamental speed concepts from Jona's Doodo's November visit, reaction time stats and insights)
14.15-14.45 - Athlete Warm-Up
14.45-15.45 - Acceleration for Flat Sprints & Hurdles
- Resisted Accelerations (Using Exer-Genie Equipment)
15.45-15.55 - Athlete Break
15.55-16.40 - Reaction Time Focus
16.40-17.00 - Opportunity for Questions from Athletes/Coaches
1.40-2.00 - Opportunity For Questions From Athletes/Coaches