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SJAC – Spelthorne – Athlete Of The Month For June

Comments (0) Posted in Athlete Of The Month Interviews by Phil Amos on July 19th, 2010

William De Noronha Athlete Of The Month Interview Listen to William de Noronha talk about, Titanic, being fast and working with numbers.  (Approx 5 mins).

Playing The Perfect Game Of Imperfection

Comments (0) Posted in Feedback by Phil Amos on July 13th, 2010

Coaching as part of the SJAC team I often see good and poor technique.  SJAC run sessions for children between seven and eleven years old.  Creating motivating, fun and engaging learning environments is a key priority.

When coaches talk about improving technique you hear various mantras.  A popular one often heard is, “Practice makes perfect” shortly follow-up with, “Perfect practice makes perfect”.  Let’s look at, ‘Perfect’. » » » Read more

The Shape of Fear

Comments (0) Posted in Fear by Phil Amos on July 5th, 2010

In athletics, the underpinning movements of all the events are jumping, running and throwing.  To do these well, balance and coordination have to be developed early on in an athlete’s career as these skills provide the platform from which movement can be learned.  Fun athletic games at an early age can be used to do this.  By also providing evidence of improvement, motivation and enthusiasm can often be fostered.  In the long term, with enthusiasm and motivation cultivated, the basics of balance and coordination in place, it is possible for your athlete to get close to reaching their full potential.  However, there are many challenges which need to be met along the way. » » » Read more