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Physical Preparation

England Athletics £20

Workshop Information

Workshop Information

Building on the success of the movement skills workshops, England Athletics have developed an important new Physical Preparation coach development opportunity which focuses on how athletes can improve mobility, movement and therefore athletic performance.

Some athletes will display major physical limitations which will increase their chances of injury or re-injury. Coaches will learn how to conduct a series of movement screening exercises as well as how to assess hamstring flexibility, ankle mobility and upper spine mobility.

The workshop will also discuss how physical limitations can be addressed and explore some of the appropriate interventions. One aspect of this will be the use of self-myofascial release and how the use of foam rollers and other tools can help an athlete to improve mobility and performance. This should be an integral part of an athletes’ programme whether they are an elite performer in the 100m or trying to complete their first 10km run.

Additional practical activities will explore hurdle mobility drills with a focus on how to develop hip mobility, knee stability and coordination. These types of drills are essential and applicable to all event groups. The day will also look at strength pattern progressions covering exercises such as squats, Bulgarian squats, Romanian deadlifts, hip thrusts and other hamstring conditioning exercises. Coaches will learn how to vary the load using equipment such as strength bands, medicine balls and powerbags.

It is strongly recommended that coaches attend days 1 and 2 of the movement skills workshops before attending this day. Please visit see the qualifications section on uLearn for further details of how to book (


What will I need to bring on the day?

What will I need to bring on the day?

On the day please bring your printed confirmation email.

Participants to bring their own snacks and drinks. Some facilities may have a canteen or cafe area, but some will have no areas available to buy food.

The workshop will be 75% practical so please bring suitable clothing i.e. trainers, shorts / tracksuit bottoms.

Whilst the workshops are practical in nature, we also advise that participants engage to their own ability levels and do not attempt activities that they cannot perform accurately.


Contact details for the event organiser

Contact details for the event organiser

Who do I contact for further information on the workshops?

Please contact the Education Coordinator for your area:

North - Debbie Beresford -

Midlands and South West - Tina Beresford -

South - Rebecca Turford -

London - Kirsty Aitken -

If I have booked but cannot attend now who do I contact?

If you cannot attend, please notify the relevant person above.


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