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TRAINING SQUAD

FUNdamentals (Alex)

Important squad announcement

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

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

Coach

Alex Wells

UKA qualified Athletics Coach

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Chloe Zmuda

UKA qualified Assistant Coach

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Jeremy Mitchell

UKA qualified Athletics Coach

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.

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, competing in the Marlow 7 and for the club in a few Chiltern League Cross Country events.

Training schedule

Summer Training

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track ** core training day ** (to 28 September 2019, restarts from 2 April 2020)

Winter Training

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Wycombe High School ** 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

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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