Session 4: 600m Challenge Reflection

Today’s session really showed the athletes determination. The weather was not on our sides with 35mph winds and light rain, which turned into heavy rain just after the cool down.

The warm up was fast pace and was delivered quickly due to the cold weather. However there were signs of some athletes disengaged with the session as the chattered while instruction was given. This caused a distraction for the others, with which I pointed out and asked them do you know what you are doing now (positive behavior management)? For which I received the response: no, ’cause I can’t hear you because of the wind. This was fine and I pulled the group in closer so all could hear well.

The main session was delivered in the standard way of one coach being at the beginning and one at the end, this is to ensure safe distance between athletes and to provide motivation.

All athletes performed well considering the weather conditions, their bleep test results also represented their pace at the 600m.

Positive Behaviour Introduction

Every group develops different dynamics and every participant is a unique individual (Sport Coach UK, 2012). This provides the coach with a challenge of getting to know thier group and individuals character. The behavioural approach to coaching best decribes actions that assist and solve bad behaviour from occuring, such as a child always chatting while instructions are given to the group.

Why Positive Sport Coaching

This video provides valid reasons why yelling at athletes isnt a good thing, it does n’t reinforce good practice. The organisation offers coaching workshops to make coaches/parent more aware of this.


Further details will be listed in my next post under the managements tab and will incorparate planning for sessions to prove solutions to potential beahavioural issues that could occur.

Paperwork and Group Observation

In order to begin my coaching placement with the youth athletes group based at Lincoln Welington athletics club, I have given the supervisor: Linda the supervisor paper work. Once recieved back it will be visable in the appendix: supervisor appraisal or click here.

I have been observing the group and, with colaberation with the lead coach, have come to the conclusion that the majority of the group need to focus on fundementals and aerobic fitness. From this the needs anaylsis will be produced.

With further communication with Linda (Lead Coach) the scheme of work will be written and will be seen in more depth on the session reflections.