Coaches level up in Townsville
LOCAL athletics coaches Steve Handley, Nathan Sainsbury, Sarahjane Teakle and Stephen Jackson recently gained their level 11 athletic coaching course in Townsville.
The course ran from October 20-12 and was put on by Lesley Muller and Sharon and Peter Hannon.
The coaches attended the course to gain skills and knowledge to assist with kids who attend the Whitsunday Athletics Club and do athletics on Hamilton Island.
The program taught coaches how to improve techniques in all track and field events including example shot put, long jump, sprints and middle distance.
Participants learnt more about safety, rules, basic biomechanics and teaching progressions.
Handley, Sainsbury and Teakle all have children who are members of the local club and Sainsbury and Teakle also compete as masters.
Stephan Jackson is from Hamilton Island and runs their athletics club. He also regularly competes. They all said it was a very enjoyable two days and they are keen to bring this knowledge back to their athletes.
TRAINING UP: Peter Hannon, Sharon Hannon, Leslye Muller, Sarah-Jane Teakle, Steve Handley (back), Stephan Jackson and Nathan Sainsbury (front) recently completed their level 11 athletics coaching course in Townsville.