FUNdamentals (Ed)

Important squad announcement

Due to EA and government restrictions, training will be by invite only and in restricted group sizes

In this group athletes are taught the fundamental skills and techniques needed for athletic disciplines. We cover the basic techniques for all track and field events, apart from hammer throw and pole vault. This allows us to keep our sessions varied and engaging, whilst providing them with a strong grounding for further development in their chosen event.

Squad coaches

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Ed Morris

UKA qualified Assistant Coach

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** Are you interested in helping with Athletics **

* No experience required
* Come along to any session

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

About the coaches

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 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

Due to EA and government restrictions, training will be by invite only and in restricted group sizes

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track ** core training day **
Various dates - Live Online Training - Strength, Conditioning & Fitness via Zoom

Winter Training

Winter training typically starts around the beginning of September.

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Wycombe High School ** core training day ** (suspended for winter 2020)
Saturday 9:30 -11:30 am at Hughenden Park - Fitness & Conditioning, for children over 9 (Meet at the entrance to children’s playground on Coates Lane)
Various dates - Live Online Training - Strength, Conditioning & Fitness via Zoom

Please ask your coach before starting any optional sessions.

Other training information

Your Commitment to the Club

Membership at WPH provides training to compete during the summer and winter. The club expects athletes at this age to compete in 2+ Quadkids or open competitions (April-July) and 3+ cross country competitions (October-February.) Full details are in the membership section under Competition.

If you don’t think cross country is your thing you are welcome to treat races as training sessions instead. Spend time with your friends and ‘train’ at the same time. There are many benefits to be gained from cross country and athletes who have had a good winter typically have a good summer track season.

Athletes will only be asked to compete if they are capable.

Fitness & Conditioning Training at Hughenden

Training at Hughenden is a huge 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 who are 9 years old** 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 Nigel (Sprint Coach) 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.

Chiltern League Cross Country Competition - Winter

Wycombe Phoenix competes in this set of 5 matches at various locations.

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).

In the past these races have been on Saturdays at the following locations: Shotover Hill (Oxford), Teardrops Lake (Milton Keynes), Stopsley Park (Luton), Keysoe Equestrian Centre, Campbell Park (Milton Keynes).

** Athletes that are 9 years old on 31-Aug (the same year as the first Chiltern League race)

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