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Surrey Youth Games – Fiona’s story.

Comments (0) Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Amos on March 30th, 2017

Surrey Youth Games – Fiona Manning. Listen to Fiona talk about the Surrey Youth Games – “Fun”. (Approx. 6 minutes).

The Surrey Youth Games is an amazing opportunity to learn a new sport for free. Last year I chose to learn squash for Surrey Youth Games. I had 7 lessons and was picked for the team, even though I was a beginner. Going to the tournament was fun but slightly scary! I felt amazing when I won my first match, and it was even better when our team got the bronze medal. I think everyone should sign up for Surrey Youth Games, even if you haven’t done the sport before, because it’s a great opportunity to get active and find a sport that you may enjoy.

Energy Systems

Comments (1) Posted in Learning, Uncategorized by Phil Amos on December 19th, 2016

Some thought provoking numbers.

When you consider Usain Bolt’s strengths when running the 100m race, what do these figures potentially mean?

Mo Farah running the 10000m, what do the energy system percentages mean when you consider his typical winning race?

Post a comment – let’s discuss.

Presentation: Child to Champion.

Comments (0) Posted in Learning, Uncategorized by Phil Amos on December 5th, 2016

18th November 2016.

Child to Champion – Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre.

Group photo of all the coaches who attended, Child to Champion, a presentation by Andy Neal, coach to 5 times British Senior Women Discus Champion and current English Record Holder.

Breakdown but don’t break.

Comments (0) Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Amos on August 19th, 2016

As coaches we observe our athletes. We observe their performances; their technique; their strategies. We think about what could be better. We break things down to work on making these improvements. We breakdown:

• Technique.
• Competition strategy.
• Lifestyle.
• Physical preparation.
• Our plan.
• Our goals.

But what about building-up? Perhaps with our focus on, “fixing” by breaking things down, we are losing sight of building-up. Building-up:

• Confidence.
• Success.
• Motivation.
• Our Coach / Athlete relationship.
• Our athlete’s ability to accept more responsibility for their own development.
• Enjoyment.

Breaking-down without building-up, might just leave us with broken.

QuadKids – 22nd June 2016 – Results.

Comments (0) Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Amos on June 28th, 2016

Well done to everyone who competed in the QuadKids competition last Wednesday. Every athlete applied themselves excellently. Hopefully this will inspire even more determination, effort and practice towards improving performances for next year.

Individual Results
Team Results

European Masters Indoor Athletics Championships.

Comments (0) Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Amos on May 5th, 2015

Well done to Helen & Stuart, who competed in the European Masters Indoor Athletics Championships.

Date: 23rd – 28th March 2015.
Venue: Poland.

Helen’s Performances:
Long Jump – 2nd, 5.32m
200m – 6th in final, 27.17s (26.72s heat)
4×200m – 2nd.

Stuart’s Performances:
60m – semi-final, 7.35s
200m – 4th Heat, 24.29s
Long Jump – 6th, 5.50m

All Results: http://www.emacitorun2015.com/en/home.html

World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships

Comments (0) Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Amos on May 12th, 2014

Well done to Helen & Stuart, who competed in the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships.

Date: 25th – 30th March 2014.
Venue: Budapest.

Helen’s Performances:
60m – 6th, 8.03s.
Long Jump – 6th, 5.33m.


Stuart’s Performances:
60m – 18th, 7.52s.
Long Jump – 18th, 5.63m
200m – 21st, 25.03s.

All Results: https://budapest2014.hu

Stuart’s Performances in European Veterans Athletics Championships – San Sebastian.

Comments (0) Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Amos on April 12th, 2013

Stuart’s Biography

Long Jump Final - Position 8th.
60m Heat - Postion 5th and Personal Best – Heat 2.
200m Heat - Position 3rd – Heat 2.