The good folks at the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre (CACC) have once again provided some stellar content.
Even though Derek Evely and Kevin Tyler have left for the UK, the CACC continues to be a great source of information. Highly recommended with a mixture of free content, as well as paid premium content such as downloadable videos.
In this podcast, we have my former teammate Laurier Primeau on the podcast. Laurier went on to form a club that was a direct competitor to my own Track Club with Derek Hansen, but healthy competition is always a good thing. Besides, when our athletes got to the National Team (which was BOTH of our ultimate goals), then who really cares what Club you belong to? It’s all about the flag, baby!
Above: Nathan Taylor (far left) winning the 4x100m relay bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia
How to Run a Track Program
Recently, Laurier was the Head Coach at scottishathletics (Scotland’s National Team) until January 2011, and now at Trinity Western University.
In this podcast, which is over 30 minutes long, he talks about the key pillars for building and developing a program for a coach to consider.
He provides lessons learned from his own experiences, particularly around collaborating with coaches, creating a sense of ownership amongst volunteer coaches as well as how to build coaching potential.
Click here to go to the CACC website, or use the player below to listen online.
A Track & Field Club Checklist
Here is a Track & Field Club checklist titled 5 Minutes to Improved Overall Success. It was written by David Kuch from the University of Alberta.
The purpose of this checklist is to help Clubs:
- Grow membership while retaining loyal members
- Enhance the professional image of Canadian Track and Field Clubs
- Create a strong brand and develop branding strategies
- Retain and recruit skilled staff
Click here to download the PDF (127 KB)
Presenter: Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre with Laurier Primeau
Broadcast Date: October 2011
File Size: 30.5 Mb