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British Athletics’ world-leading coaching resource is constantly being updated with great new content. Here’s a look at what’s new on uCoach:

Julien Raffalli-Ebezant: Pole Vaulting; an Art, Not a Science (Part 5)

Julien Raffalli-Ebezant, coach to GB & NI World Junior representative Katie Byres, presents the final video in his series on pole vault coaching. He outlines his training philosophy and explains how his French influences have guided him. He also talks about the programme he sets for his athletes and how he helps them to develop from junior to senior level. The previous parts in the series can be found on the uCoach videos page.


Loren Seagrave: Long Term Talent Development (Part 3)

World-renowned sprints coach Loren Seagrave presents from Crystal Palace as he discusses various aspects related to long-term athlete development. Seagrave looks at why athletes leave the sport, what can be done to retain participation, the role of the coach and coach education. This video will be of benefit to coaches at all levels.


Malcolm Fenton and David Parker on the Throws (Part 2)

In part two of this podcast, England Athletics National Coach Mentor for Heavy Throws, Malcolm Fenton, speaks to David Parker, National Coach Mentor for Javelin, about the throwing events. They discuss physical preparation for the throws and the biomechanical principles, injury prevention, "the specificity trap", specific training modalities and the speed component in training.


Malcolm Arnold: Planning the Training Year

In this video from late 2010, British Athletics Hurdles Lead Coach Malcolm Arnold talks about the importance of planning and periodization when training for the 400m hurdles.Arnold, coach to former World, European and Commonwealth Champion Dai Greene, discusses race pacing and uses video analysis and touchdown times of British Athletics’ top hurdlers to emphasize the importance of a well-drilled stride pattern. Arnold has coached athletes to more than 65 major medals over a 44 year career.


Martin Rush February Endurance Newsletter

Endurance Event Lead Martin Rush outlines some of the changes that have occurred in the Endurance team as a result of the new British Athletics structure. He also provides an update on relevant new endurance coaching material throughout the uCoach site. The newsletter is sure to be of use to endurance coaches looking to widen their knowledge base.