Session 16


Session 16 was a hard plyometric & Abs circuit. Game of Ladders as a reward for their hard efforts.

Reflective Practice

The Session was well planned and was set up prior the athletes arrival. This was essential to enable more time on training to improve performance. I demonstrated each station and for those that knew the exercises were offered a chance to demonstrate. this method was used to show their learning and boost confidence.

All in all the session went well, however 2 athletes were not engaged with the session. these athletes were taken a side, following the positive reinforcement method. This worked briefly, but they soon began disengaging.

This occurred due to the intensity of the exercises and the athletes current level of fitness. This session was designed to push athletes to their boundaries, were as some athletes kept pushing others began to fatigue.

This outlines that grouping had to be changed from the initial needs analysis conducted in November 2012.

session 15


Session 15 consisted of the athletes demonstrating the plyometric exercises learnt over the previous sessions. this was followed by a hill session focusing on leg power development.   Game of Numbers as a reward for their hard efforts.

Reflective Practice

 My coaching could have been more motivational. This is due to myself feeling weary and I had low motivation. I was glad that the athletes remembered the plyometric exercises and correctly demonstrated technique. However The windy weather didn’t help during the up hill efforts as it was assisting the athletes up the hill. Thus the distance was increased by a further 10m to compensate. All in all the session went well and all athletes were engaged, with a little chatter on the way and from the training areas.

Room for improvements

Next time the coach should be more motivational and demonstrate enthusiasm even when tired.