Athletics NI Coaching Conference 2014

An annual coaching conference in Belfast
The 2014 Northern Ireland Coaching Conference, hosted by Athletics NI, took place on Saturday 20th of September 2014 at University of Ulster Jordanstown. Building on the success of previous conferences the event involved a mixture of presentations and practical workshops.

Speakers

Tom Crick

Sprints & Hurdles / Long Term Athlete Development Tom began coaching Athletics in 2004 after some time coaching other sports including football, basketball and springboard diving. He was inspired to begin sprints coaching after reading about how to improve sprint performance while working as a strength and conditioning coach for several team sports in early 2000. To fast track his Athletics coaching development he spent a great deal of time from 2000-2004 interviewing and researching the training methods of many successful athletics coaches from around the world before taking his first coaching qualifications. Many of his early interviews were later transcribed for Athletics Weekly, The Coach and published online. A former coach for Loughborough Students Athletics Club he has experience working with a range of athletes (including both disabled and non disabled athletes) on a voluntary basis across the sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps. For his day job he works to develop the content and platform behind uCoach.com (an online Athletics coaching resource) as well as developing advanced coaching qualifications and IT platforms for British Athletics.

Barry Fudge

Integration of sport science for optimal training adaptation and competition performance in track and field Dr Barry Fudge completed his undergraduate degree and his PhD in Physiology from the University of Glasgow, UK. His PhD focused on the environmental factors leading to the success of elite east African runners. During that time he worked with a number of runners in Kenya and Ethiopia, some of whom are World record holders and/or World and Olympic medallists. Following that, Barry was a Senior Physiologist at the English Institute of Sport for 5 years providing physiological support to British Athletics. Most notably he was an integral part of double Olympic, World and European champion Mo Farah’s support team. Currently Barry is the Head of Endurance and Sport Sciences at British Athletics.

Fuzz Ahmed

Integration of sport science for optimal training adaptation and competition performance in track and field Dr Barry Fudge completed his undergraduate degree and his PhD in Physiology from the University of Glasgow, UK. His PhD focused on the environmental factors leading to the success of elite east African runners. During that time he worked with a number of runners in Kenya and Ethiopia, some of whom are World record holders and/or World and Olympic medallists. Following that, Barry was a Senior Physiologist at the English Institute of Sport for 5 years providing physiological support to British Athletics. Most notably he was an integral part of double Olympic, World and European champion Mo Farah’s support team. Currently Barry is the Head of Endurance and Sport Sciences at British Athletics.

Tom Crick

Developing Future Champions

Barry Fudge

Integration of Sport Science for Optimal Training Adaptation and Competition Performance

Fuzz Ahmed

High Jump Training

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