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This CPD Event is run by Scottish Athletics

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CPD Event Details

Technical Coaching Clinic - Sprints


When? 15th Dec 2018
Registration Closing
10th Dec 2018
Grangemouth Sports Centre Kersibank Avenue Grangemouth Stirlingshire FK3 0EE GBRSCOT

coach clinic information

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The coaching clinics are designed to help coaches develop a sound understanding of how to coach the event, building on the technical content presented on the Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach Award.

These training and education opportunities are aimed to bring together coaches and their athletes to train and develop expertise in their respective fields of interest.

The sessions will involve practical activities using athletes to demonstrate key coaching points with clear take home messages for both coach and athlete going forward.

We will look at the upright running technique of the athlete in improving the athlete’s top speed (maximum velocity). During the session we will cover the key running drills.

What are they?

What do they look like?

How to teach them?

How should they be executed?

Who will deliver: The session will be delivered by experienced, national-level coaches who will clearly and simply demonstrate how to develop efficient and effective techniques for sprints and hurdles within a club environment.

who can attend

Coaches with a Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach qualification (or equivalent).

Coaches can bring an athlete as a demonstrator on the day.


This workshop will run from 10am to 1pm


Places are free to scottishathletics coach members with a valid coaching licence.

coach lead

Chris Baillie

Chris is a former Scottish hurdler, most noted for his silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 110 metre hurdles. During his successful career, Chris also competed in European Juniors in Latvia, World Juniors in Santiago, European U-23s in Amsterdam and Poland.

Baillie now after retiring is arguably one of Scotland’s leading sprint hurdles coaches, and is working with some of our top young sprinters and hurdlers today.

further information

For more information please contact Darren Ritchie, Head of Coach Development


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