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High Performance Coach
The athletics programme follows the general principles of long term athlete development. We work towards late specialisation with our athletes, with awareness towards allowing athletes to compete successfully along that pathway.
The overall aim to give our athletes the platform to become the best athlete and person they can be. The route to this is to build gradually on the core fundamentals developed through our S1 / 2 programmes.
In this initial two year block we look to develop the fundamental movement, athletic, conditioning and mobility skills necessary to become a top class athlete.
This initial patient approach allows us to focus in in the later years on event selection and specialisation. Athletes in S3-6 begin to learn the training and lifestyle skills necessary to be successful. Throughout their journey our athletes are exposed to an appropriate level of competition whether that is local, national or international opportunities.
Miraji Ahmed - Image by Laurence Bissett 2019
At this later stage we introduce individual training programmes both in Strength and conditioning and athletics specific training sessions. We develop all our athletes at the rate most beneficial to them as individuals.
Ultimately we want our athletes to graduate at the end of six successful years into a positive destination both academically and athletically. This could be into further or higher education or indeed as many have into sports scholarships in the UK or the United States.
Lauren Greig, Commonwealth Youth Games Athlete 2017