Leevale AC is committed to achieving excellence in athletics and a key component in achieving excellence is coaching. As part of a programme to improve our coaching excellence within the club Leevale will invite a number of high level international coaches to attend a series of coaching sessions at the club.
The first of these sessions was held at the CIT on Saturday 19th November with Paddy Fay, former national sprints coach. Paddy has been hugely instrumental in the recent improvement in the standard of Irish sprinting.
A strong contingent of Leevale athletes and coaches attended the Paddy Fay coaching session which focused on development of sprint athletes. Paddy session focused on all the key factors for sprint athletes:
- Stretching & ward up
- Correct Biomechanics & Drills
- The importance of strength & conditioning
- Power & speed
- Mental attitude and focus
- Lifestyle & Diet
- Measurement & testing, including regular blood tests
- Injury management
All the athletes and coaches who attended found the session of huge benefit.