Yorkshire Coaches learn about Athletics 365

Posted on 01/02/11

Coaches in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire were introduced to the new Athletics 365 programme through the workshop provided by the South Yorkshire McCain Athletics Network. Athletics 365 was developed by England Athletics and is seen as the future of developing young athletes across the whole spectrum of athletics events.
The South Yorkshire McCain Athletics Network hosted the Introduction to Athletics 365 workshop on the 1st February 2011 at Barnsley Metrodome.
The evening consisted of an introduction to the development of the Athletics 365 programme, how clubs could benefit, and what barriers it aimed to overcome in junior athletics coaching.
The 15 coaches in attendance then enjoyed a practical session ran by Suzanne Bentham and Pete Moore. Pete is on the Speed National Coach Development Programme, and Suzanne is one of his mentees. They were working together to deliver this practical session as Suzanne had piloted 365 at Rotherham AC.
Following on from the workshop, all clubs with junior sections in South Yorkshire have received an athletics 365 coach pack to begin the implementation of the programme.