Todays session went well. to begin i decided to give the athletes an opportunity to coach thier peers during the warm up. this was proven to be a success as they were having fun and working hard. this will be continued for further coaching sessions, to give them all a chance.
The delivery of the main session was of an autocratic style, due to time restrictions. however motivation was delivered throughout the sessions and the athletes encouraged others and themselves to push hard through the 25m shuttle run sprints.
As the session went so well; the cool down was a game of their choice. this encourages positive behaviour for future training sessions.
Today’s session will be focusing on plyometrics around CHU & Potash (2008) training developments for performance. This has been chosen as it corresponds well with the ABC development (Almond & Whitehead, 2012). Also this will act as introduction and familiarization into the dissertation “comparison between Tartan and grass on standing long jump performance” requirements.
See session plan tab: session 9
Potash, D.H.; CHU, D.A.. (2008). Plyometric training. In: Earle, R.W. and Baechle, T.R., (Eds.), Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. (3rd ed.) (414–455). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Almond, L.; Whitehead, M. (2012). “Physical Literacy: Clarifying the Nature of the Concept”. Physical Education Matters 7 (1).