The athletes were very dedicated to todays hard session. It involved running three 600m and a 25 minute plyometric program. I couldn’t have asked anymore of them.
Todays session was combination of intense plyo’s and 600m training. The Warm-up was coach lead, however I used two athletes as assistants to identify proper technique as a third person. I chose to do this to give them more understanding of the biomechanics involved. NESW was played at the end, however some athletes chose not to participate, due to upcoming competitions in Lincs League.
The athletes were put into groups following the differentiation model: grouping by ability and friendships. This is the most effective way to train within the youth group. Although some girls and boys don’t like training in the same groups. This was noted and the grouping was changed to a random selection. However performance levels were still a deciding factor.
Todays session focused on correct distances between the relay transition and run up. This is to encourage athletes to participate in the 4x100m relays over the summer period.
The training began with an athlete led warm up, which was really good. It was a modified version of bulldog, but he called it crabs and fishes. the crab aka bulldog could only move sideways, but can move forward to a new position once the fish were all in the safe zone.
The main session consisted of 50m relays over a 500m distance. Batons were used and shown that the athletes were not familiar with them. the session got broke down into a whole part whole modified. The athletes were divided into groups where they focused on one element each. From each group leaders were chosen if not volunteered to organize the tasks.
Outcome and Reflection
This provide useful as they worked harder physically and mentally; running and decision making, problem solving. This will be incorporated were possible in future sessions. An athlete based design. They were rewarded with a game of Numbers