Lagan Valley AC | LAGAN VALLEY AC JUNIOR SPRINT SQUAD
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LAGAN VALLEY JUNIOR SPRINT, TRACK & FIELD SQUAD

Sprint Squad is a bit of a misnomer as we really are a ‘Multi Event’ Squad, with sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers.  Athletes are encouraged to explore a wide range of events and many do compete in several.

The principle focus in this squad is, skill acquisition and injury prevention. Our pathway can be described by the 4 Cs; Commitment, Concentration, Control and Confidence.

Training consists mainly of exercise and movement skills designed to improve, coordination, flexibility, mobility, posture etc. along with the introduction of the technical aspects of specific events.

We try to establish a ‘Culture of success’ where personal achievement is paramount; from simply mastering a new movement through improving times and distances.

It is important for athletes to understand that learning a sport is a long term process and they won’t be Usain Bolt/Jessica Ennis overnight!   So the key in the early stages especially is to have ‘Fun’.

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WHO

Children from school year 8 and above i.e. age 11 and over.  We do not currently have the resources to lower this age limit.

WHERE

Mary Peters Track.  We gather at the 1500m start area, behind the throwing cage.

WHEN

Tuesday 18.45-20.30

Thursday 18.45-20.30

LEAD COACH – (First aid qualified)

BRIAN MC CORKELL

I have been coaching formally at Lagan Valley Athletic Club since 2000, although helping out in many ways for several years previously; having been drawn into club affairs while my own children pursued their athletics careers !

 

Unlike many other Lagan Valley coaches featured here, I can claim no history of elite performance; just an enduring love of sport and Athletics in particular.

 

The last 16 years has been an interesting and fulfilling journey and I am sustained by the smiles of the young athletes whom I am privileged to guide !

 

Bryan.x.

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