Session 14: Core session in hall

Today session involved an instructional warm up where the coaches delivered in an autocratic style due to time restraints and limited space.

This core session was testing the mental and physical fitness, to identify which athletes are more competitive and those that have strong or weaker abdominal muscles.

As a coach I focused upon their technique to prevent injury and to target the correct muscle groups. This was supported with motivational body language and verbal communication. On a few occasions; I demonstrated one to one for certain skills, for those that are visual learners.

However two athletes didn’t listen during instructions and didn’t understand. Of which I didn’t redeliver the instructions as this would hinder the others training time. For the future I will note if they do this again and will try giving them more responsibility such as organizing the warm ups. To get them more engaged with sessions.

If this differentiation with these two works; I will have a great scenario for the upcoming group presentations at university.

Also the standing long jump measurements have been recorded and are ready for further analysis.

Key points for next session:

  • Differentiation: – extra responsibility for the two athletes
  • More research into methods of Differentiation


session 13: plyometrics

Both grass and tartan groups are well on form and eager to participate in the plymetric session.

This session also involved 60m sprints in between sets to maintain warmth on the windy conditions. See session plans: week 6: session 13

My coaching continued to display power relations as discussed in d.piggots lecture ‘coaching teams’. This is a useful tool in coaching the athletes that sometimes drift away from task. However I only use this when motivational actions do not work with specific individuals.

The next session will be in the hall and will focus on core development ready for the next phase of plyometric training on Thursday.