FUNdamentals (Alex)

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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

Alex Wells - Coach

Alex Wells

UKA qualified Athletics Coach

Chloe Zmuda - coach

Chloe Zmuda

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 Chloe via email

About the coaches

Alex is a UKA qualified Athletics Coach with many years experience in coaching Fundamentals and Throws squads. Alex also competes for Wycombe Phoenix in Shot Putt, Hammer and Discus throws.

Chloe is UKA qualified Coaching Assistant and also an active competitor for the club. Chloe regularly competes in the Javelin, Discus, Shot Put and Hammer throws.

Training schedule

Summer Training

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 and finishes in March.

November, 2020 Update: Athletes are invited to to train with the Foundation Squads on Tuesdays (19:00 to 20:30) and at Hughenden on Saturdays (9.30 to 11.30am), this is until the spring, when sessions are expected to start up again on Thursdays (at the track). Keep a look out for email and on Band for training updates.

Our usual training Schedule:-

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)

Competitions and Dates

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