Coaching of athletes involves the building core strengh and the development of technique.
For young athletes, the building of core stength is critical. Without that core strength the ability to learn and develop new motor skills is limited. Young bodies must also be ready to accept some conditioning. It is for this reason that Little Athletics recommends that athletes under the age of nine do not engage in conditioning exercises & training. General physical activities during play time at school and at home are enough for their bodies.
Springwood Sharks has a mission to ensure our athletes can 'be their best'.
We have a number of qualified coaches that are involved in the weekly competition days (just look for the green shirts). Our club also will training for parents interested in coaching (numbers permitting) - just speak to us if interested
We also have a coaching team, headed by Coaching Coordinator, Rachael Paternoster, that operate free sessions throughout the season : (please respect that these coaches donate their time so the expectation is that athletes follow the code of conduct. Distruptive athletes will be asked to leave.
october training schedule
Springwood maintains relationships with a range of highly qualified external coaches that offer additional squad and individual coaching (additional costs involved)
John and Lisa Crouch - Cheetahs: Sprints, Jumps, Throws, Hurdles 0409 897581
Brad Schofield - Academy of Speed: Sprints, Middle Distance, Cross Country - 0449 090 594 (SMS only) email
Tracey Tuia - High Jump; Long Jump; Triple Jump - 0405 711 775 email
Rachel McBryde - Horizontal Jumps, Throws -
0402 114 051 email