30th May 2013

What's New On Ucoach?

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

Pierre-Jean Vazel: A History of Sprinting

In his two part lecture on ‘A History of Sprinting’, delivered at the European Sprints and Hurdles Conference at Warwick University in 2012, Pierre-Jean Vazel talks about the entomology of the word ‘sprint’. Vazel, who has coached two sub-10 second sprinters Olusoji Fasuba and Ronald Pgonon, then goes on to discuss how sprint training and methodology has evolved.

Part 1: http://ucoach.com/video/pierre-jean-vazels-a-history-of-sprinting-part-1/

Part 2: http://ucoach.com/video/pierre-jean-vazels-a-history-of-sprinting-part-2/

Anatoliy Bondarchuk: Reaching Peak Condition (part 3)

Dr Anatoliy Bondarchuk further discusses the implementation of his unique style of programming to the Hammer throw. Dr Bondarchuk looks at how the program was developed and why, with a particular focus on achieving peak condition and how this is identified. He talks specifically about peaking for certain competitions and championships and how Dylan Armstrong, who was coached by Bondarchuk, dealt with travelling to competitions and finishes with a technical hammer discussion.


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions… or Just Decisions

Andy Abraham, a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, presents at the European Coaching Conference for Walks hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University. He looks at the current research into decision making capabilities, what drives this and how awareness of these can have an influence on our learning and coaching.


George Gandy: Coaching 5k and 10k (part 3)

In the third and final part of this video presentation, George Gandy continues to discuss the physical qualities and training principles for the 5,000m and 10,000m events, and how to put these principles into practice. Gandy, who has over 40 years of experience in the sport, has long been recognised as one of the UK’s top endurance coaches and has worked with athletes such as Seb Coe, Jon Brown and Jack Buckner from his renowned Loughborough University coaching base.