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Coaching Video Resources


A great video to introduce yourself to Little Athletics by explaining the basic techniques used in each event so that you can coach at your local club or centre.

Coaching Part 1, Standing Start

Coaching Part 2, Running Technique

Coaching Part 3, Hurdles

Coaching Part 4, Horizontal Jumps

Coaching Part 5 - Long Jump

Coaching Part 6 - Triple Jump

Coaching Part 7, High Jump

Coaching Part 9, Shot Put 

Coaching Part 10, Javelin

Coaching Part 11, Discus

Coaching Part 10, Racewalking

Coaching Conversations
Penny Gillies

Penny is a Level 5 Coach. Known for both her running and hurdles coaching, Penny has been a regular National Team Coach since 1996. Penny finished off 2019 by successfully coaching Steve Solomon (400m), Carley Thomas (800m) and Bella O’Grady (400m) to Doha World Championships and was recently awarded the Athletics Australia Junior Athlete Coach of the Year.

Ian Hatfield

Ian Hatfield is master in the distance running area. He developed Ryan Gregson from a Little Athlete into an international athlete. He also coached 2019 World No. 1 professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons when she was a champion middle distance runner in her teenage years. Ian currently coaches 2019 National 1500m title-holder Chloe Tighe, and is the Middle & Long Distance Coach for the Athletics NSW Target Talent Program. Recorded during a live Zoom session on Sunday, 14 June 2020.

Matt Horsnell

The recent performances by Matt’s leading athlete, Nicola McDermott, have been exceptional. In 2019 she commenced the year with a PB of 1.91m and closed the year with a new best of 1.96m, elevating her to equal number three in Australian history. McDermott’s clearance at 1.96m was the equal best by an Australian for 25 years. Matt was named a finalist for Coach of the Year in the 2019 Sport NSW Awards and was recently awarded the Athletics NSW Country Coach of the Year. Recorded during a live Zoom session on Sunday, 31 May 2020.

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