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Athletics Northern Ireland Planning for Multi-Skilled Young Athletes Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely Presentation to: Athletics Northern Ireland Date: 11/12/2010

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  • Athletics Northern Ireland
    Planning for Multi-Skilled Young Athletes
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely
    Presentation to: Athletics Northern Ireland
    Date: 11/12/2010
  • Program Development
    • You have an ethical obligation to develop a strong and productive program, one that respects and honours proper developmental protocols while at the same time creating excitement and enthusiasm for training and competition
    • Im just a volunteer simply doesnt cut it.
    • Volunteer coaches need to be more organized than their pro counterparts
    • You can be specific without specialising...
    • Specific: including activities particular to the chosen event / event group
    • Specialising: maximally exploiting all available abilities / energy resources in the pursuit of performance
    • Create logical and creative PROGRESSIONS that range across the various development levels you are working with, and account for the various abilities you are trying to develop. Allow for adaptation
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Planning
    • Planning at this level of development is critical, arguably just as critical asfor a HP athlete
    • A plan is not simply a document that organises your training loads, it also represents your philosophy on training
    • Be creative... but intelligent: study the classics, then do your own thing
    • Create BALANCE in the program in the athlete.
    • Refine, refine, refine
    • Document everything get it on paper
    • Plan on various levels: individual, group, stage and club
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • BUILDING THE PLAN
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • BUILDING THE PLAN
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • BUILDING THE PLAN
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • BUILDING THE PLAN
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • BUILDING THE PLAN
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • BUILDING THE PLAN
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Strength: A Sample Progression
    Stage 1 (approximately 12 years and younger):
    • Minimum 2 years or more of general strength training and activities. Ideally these activities should offer a wide range of movement experiences; therefore strength routines should be developed with this in mind. UKA: GPE
    • Strong emphasis on the core (stomach and back) muscles responsible for stability and good posture.
    • Large inventory of exercises that use bodyweight.
    • Special strength exercises should include general jumping routines and medicine ball exercises.
    • This stage may be abbreviated at any age level
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Strength: A Sample Progression
    Stage 2 (approximately 14 / 15 years and younger):
    • 2 years of training with barbell exercises that focus on movements with single support (one leg) or contra-lateral patterns (side to side).
    • Intensities should be moderate: 40-60% of BW. Alternatively one can use the concept of Comfort Loads
    • Focus on large muscle groups in addition to stabilizing and core musculature - posture.
    • Examples of exercises: lunge variations / step ups / presses with DBs
    • Special strength exercises should include moderate bounding and jumping exercises and explosive medicine ball throwing.
    • Bounding activities... foot contact is essential!!
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Strength: A Sample Progression
    Stage 3 (approximately 16 / 17 years and older):
    • 2 years of training as previous stage with the inclusion of double support exercises.
    • Intensities should be moderate: 40-60% of BW. Comfort Loads
    • Focus on large muscle chains - prime movers.
    • Examples of exercises: lunge variations / step ups / squat and squat variations / pulling variations.
    • Special strength routines may become slightly more intense and may include hurdle hopping exercises and limited box jumping
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Strength: A Sample Progression
    Stage 4 (approximately 18 / 19 years and older):
    • Beginning of training with higher intensification and greater specialization (e.g. formal speed-strength protocols, maximal strength, strength endurance).
    • Focus on large muscle groups and the use of training complexes.
    • Special strength routines include all forms of dynamic and reactive strength.
    • All abilities are now fully trainable.
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • A Word on Exercise Prescription
    Exercise prescription is vitally important: these will be one of the key factors in whether your program is balanced and meets the needs of the athletes you are working with.
    Be creative but not stupid.
    Prescribe exercises based upon transfer and need; not simply because you did them or you see others doing them.
    • Just because you see an exercise does not mean that it has to be in your program
    Design circuits and programs around balance now the movement planes and address them when prescribing workouts.
    Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • Presentation prepared by: Derek Evely. Date: 11/12/2010
  • QUESTIONS?
    For further information please contact:
    Derek Evely, UKA National Performance Centre Director, T: 07540 703268 E: [email protected]
    UKA National Performance Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU