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TRAINING SQUAD

Foundation (Jeremy)

Important squad announcement

Training as per schedule, use the Band App to check for any changes.

This Squad takes athletes aged from 11-13 years (school years 6 to 8) and its objective is to improve all-round physical development and enhance the athlete’s speed, strength, mobility, co-ordination and endurance. The programme aims to achieve this by using the different athletic events covering running, jumping and throwing as a vehicle to develop these skills. There is also an emphasis on increasing the training volume from one to two sessions per week to ensure that they are fit enough to move into a ‘specialist squad’ at the age of 13+ years.

By the age of 13+ years the athlete should be ready to move into one of the specialist squads where their continued development will be overseen by a new lead coach: Endurance and Middle Distance; Sprinting and Jumping; Throwing; Pole Vault. However, this is done to provide the athlete with the focus they will need to improve at their preferred or best event. It is not done to the exclusion of all other events and athletes with a talent for several events are encourage to keep this up by working with other Squad coaches by arrangement with their lead coach

As athletes mature, they need to train more if they are to reach their potential, so we encourage additional runs to be made on 1 or 2 of the days when there is no training.

Squad coaches

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Jeremy Mitchell

UKA qualified Athletics Coach

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Ed Morris

*Training* UKA qualified Assistant Coach

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** Are you interested in helping with Athletics **

UKA qualified Assistant Coach
* Qualify over a weekend
* No experience required

For existing members, if you have any squad related queries, please contact: Using the "Band" App on your mobile or speak to Jeremy or Ed at the club.

About the coaches

Jeremy is a UKA qualified Athletics Coach, with Jumps as the additional area of interest (including High Jump and Pole Vault). He coaches within the Foundation, Fundamentals and Multi-Terrain Fitness squads. Jeremy also enjoys being trained in the throws squad for Discus and Javelin. Previously he progressed to a 10k distance with the, competing in the Marlow 7 and for the club in a few Chiltern League Cross Country events.

Ed is a former Decathlete, who won medals at Regional and National level in the U20 age group - as well as setting a UK age record for indoor Pentathlon. With his track career well behind him, Ed has started his coaching qualifications this year and is looking to become a UKA Qualified Coach in early 2020. His focus on multi-events means he can show budding athletes the wide variety of disciplines you can enjoy in Track and Field.

Training schedule

Summer Training

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track ** core training day **
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track - Optional Endurance Training (to 28 September 2019, restarts from 2 April 2020)
Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 am at Little Marlow Athletics Track - Optional Endurance Training (to 31 August 2019, restarts from 7 March 2020)

Occasionally, training for other events will also be available on Saturday at the track. Invitations for these events will be sent via email a few days before and will have limited spaces. This can cover events such as hurdles, throws (Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer and Discus), jumps (long jump, high jump and pole vault).

Please ask your coach before starting any optional sessions.

Winter Training

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track ** core training day **
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Kingsmead Recreation Ground, High Wycombe - Optional Endurance Training
Saturday 9:30 -11:30 am at Hughenden Park - Optional Multi-Terrain Fitness & Conditioning (Meet at the entrance to children’s playground on Coates Lane) (From 7 September 2019, except competition weekends)

Please ask your coach before starting any optional sessions.

Other training information

Find out about your Endurance Coaches for Thursdays and Saturdays (during the summer) .

Multi-Terrain Fitness & Conditioning

Training at Hughenden is a great benefit to all athletes, whether interested in sprints, jumps, track racing or cross country races. The sessions are fun and improve athletes endurance all-round. Sessions often involve lots of shorter runs, sprints, relays and games. It's a great location too.

* Who's invited: All athletes 9+ on 31-Aug (on the preceding the season) are invited. Sessions are adapted to suit each athlete.
* Who's Coaching: Currently Jeremy and also Graeme some Saturdays. Mike and John (endurance coaches) will be coaching older Endurance athletes, later Nick or Nigel (Sprint Coaches) will be there to train the older Sprint Squad.
* We train all weather, rain or snow.
* Bring a Water bottle, warm clothing, running shoes (and running spikes if you have them - not essential over the first few weeks)
* Please notify your coach if you would like to train with us on Saturdays.

Winter Competitions Available

Wycombe Phoenix competes throughout the Winter in the Chiltern League. This is a set of 5 matches at various locations, as per last year.

Everyone can take part, there is no selection process and Wycombe Phoenix will pay for your entry. Athletes run in their age category from U11 to senior. All results appear on the National Athletics Database (po10) and the top 3/4 will score us points to move up in the league (depending on the division and age category). You will see lots of WPH Coaches and parents at races. (We also put up a gazebo and WPH Flag to find us easily).

Competitions and Dates

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