LOCAL lifesavers picked up a few tips on the weekend when elite coach Rhett Collie and his partner, Iron Woman Rebecca Creedy visited Four Mile Beach for a two-day coaching clinic.
The weekend served a dual purpose: Port Douglas club coaches worked alongside Rhett to learn various training techniques while some of the club’s competitors were put through a series of training sessions over the two days honing their skills.
The purpose of the weekend was to allow Port Douglas coaches to improve their knowledge and in turn help take our competitors to the next level.
Rhett imparted a wealth of invaluable advice and with the addition of Rebecca and her ranking from the series last year it certainly brought out the best in those that participated over the weekend.
The club has quite a number of participants who are focussed and willing to train hard to achieve set goals and targets, so to have an elite sports coach visit and share his knowledge was a great opportunity.
The club has not adopted video sessions before, but it assisted in highlighting an individual’s strength and weakness in the given drill.
Rhett took the coaches through formatting training sessions to suit the various age groups highlighting the variations in the skill set required as they build from under8s through to an open/senior competitor.
All the local competitors look forward to applying their new skills at the second of the season’s carnivals at Etty Bay this weekend.