TRAINING SQUAD

FUNdamentals (Ed)

Important squad announcement

Training and Competing has been cancelled until further notice.

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

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track ** core training day ** (from 2 April 2020)

Winter Training

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at an indoor location around Wycombe and Marlow ** core training day **
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

Hughenden 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 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.

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).

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

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