Wednesday 12th December, 2018
Welsh Athletics are excited to see the continuing success of Foundation Development Days organised by regional event specific coaches throughout Wales in recent weeks.
The days aim to introduce the fundamental skills of specific events within athletics, and provide an opportunity for athletes, parents and coaches to develop their knowledge and understanding of the key principles associated with their specific athletics events.
In November, two High Jump specific Foundation Days were organised by coaches Stephen Bailey and Liz Rowland in Cardiff and Swansea. These days provided an opportunity for young athletes, parents and coaches to better understand the fundamental movement skills and awareness of RAMP warm ups, physical competency and technical development associated with the High Jump. Both days proved to be successful, with around 20 young athletes, parents and coaches in attendance each time, and a full report from the Foundation Day in Cardiff can be viewed here.
Additionally, on 25th November, fifteen athletes from Swansea Harriers, Llanelli AC, Rhymney Valley AC, Carmarthen Harriers, Aberdare Valley and Cardiff Archers descended on Swansea University Indoor Athletics Centre for the first of a series of Fundamental Triple Jump Workshops , led by Phil Warwicker. The day focused on key elements associated with the Triple Jump including Physical Preparation Warm Up, combination jumping and short approach runs. Once more, the Foundation Day received very positive feedback and a full report of the day's activity can be viewed here.
Following on from the success of Welsh Athletics' Foundation High Jump and Triple Jump Development Days in South and West Wales, we are delighted to confirm that further sessions are planned for athletes, coaches and parents in North Wales. Foundation Days for the Triple Jump and Hurdles and Horizontal Jumps events, organised by Coach and Athlete Support Officer Denis Doyle have been planned for the coming months, and further information can be found here