Track and Field Mt. Smart 1-3 October 2018
An extremely successful Academy was held at Mt Smart Stadium over the first week of the Term 3 School break.
Almost 70 athletes participated in three days of intense event group and general conditioning drills and exercises.
The first day was focused on event specific skills with coaches covering the Jumps, Throws and Sprint events. Tim Driesen from Athletics NZ - HP Development leader was Guest Speaker focusing on Long Term Athletic development.
On the second day we continued the event focus in the morning, then moved to general conditioning drills. Imogen Ayris was Guest Speaker detailing her experiences in the Pole Vault Event. The day ended with teams of 5 competing in a medley relay.
The final day continued with conditioning exercises including med ball throws, general weight training together with hurdle drills. The Academy finished with a fun Heptathlon competition.
The feedback from the athletes and seven coaches was very positive. We look forward to next years event.