Surf life­sav­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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