WHLAC believes that every athlete should have the chance to be their best and to achieve their own personal goals throughout the season, and we are fortunate that we have a number of dedicated and qualified coaches who give freely of their time to train and develop our athletes. All the athletes who make use of this coaching are appreciative of the time and effort put in by the coaches and find it most beneficial.
We encourage all our athletes to take advantage of this coaching so they continue to achieve their personal bests during each Saturday running day. It is a great way to learn and develop new skills, not necessarily with a view to winning but instead to continue your own individual improvement.
For those competing at other carnivals, including Zone, Region and State, the coaching sessions provide an invaluable opportunity to practice and refine your technique so that you can compete at your peak at these carnivals.
Coaching is generally offered as per the schedule below, but please check Facebook for any last-minute updates and cancellations. The coaching we offer is free and covers all event disciplines. All coaching is done at Gooden Reserve.
**Please note that in line with club policy, athletes must not be left unattended at coaching sessions unless prior consent with the coach has been agreed.
Sprints is 100 and 200m.
Sprint endurance covers mostly 400 and some fast 800m runners.
Middle distance is 800 – 3000m.
We are always looking for enthusiastic parents and ex-athletes who may be able to assist our coaches, or who are interested in becoming a coach themselves. If this is of interest, please contact the club and we will direct you to information and other coaching education courses conducted by Little Athletics Australia.
See this link for further details: http://www.lansw.com.au/Education-Training/Coaches/ITC-Introduction-to-Coaching-Course