2015 - 2018: 68 x medals across regional and national championships, 1 x junior international gold medal, 2 x GB junior selections, 1 x England junior selection and 1 x England senior selection.
Experience in Club, FE, HE and High Performance environments, being part of and leading multidisciplinary teams
Expertise: Horizontal Jumps, Strength and Speed development
I am a UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach, Qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Licensed Athletics Coach – Specialising in Horizontal Jumps and Sprints. Providing academic underpinning I have an undergraduate degree in sports science and coaching. I have learned to apply theory to practice through various mentorships and coach education programmes; including self-funded travel to Phoenix, AZ to attend the ALTIS Apprentice Coach Programme, and a coach-athlete selection to be a part of the EIS Tokyo 2020 Transition Programme.
My coaching record includes successful development of athletes to achieve national medals and junior & senior international selections in able-bodied and disability athletics. As an assistant coach I have worked for extended periods with sprinters at a senior level who regularly achieve international selection and medals.
Technical elements of the Long & Triple Jump
All sports youth athletic development & performance pathways
Human movement & skill acquisition
The importance and influence of the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Coach education models
To one day be recognised as a world leading horizontal jumps coach and contributor
To build an independent all sports performance pathway offering accessible and cohesive coaching, support and medical services to developing athletes
As a practitioner I like to have the flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team -working on multiple projects at once.
For a more in-depth look at my history please see my LinkedIn profile here
Top 3 Athlete Successes:
Molly Kingsbury (T37 Long Jump) Coaching Period: 2017-Present
Molly came to me in the March of 2017 with a back injury, I took the role of lead coach for her Long Jump and Strength & Conditioning. We put a rehabilitation plan in place and began learning how to run & jump again from scratch. In the August of that year Molly represented Great Britain in the World Junior Para Athletics Championships where she placed 4th. And in 2018, at the age of 16, Molly was selected for and competed in her first senior championships representing England at the Commonwealth Games.
Adelaide Omitowoju (TripleJump) Coaching Period: 2016-Present
Adelaide is one of the senior athlete's in my club group at Cambridge & Coleridge AC. We started working together in 2016 and albeit a bumpy road thwart with injury and lessons for both of us, it has also been progressively successful. Ade picked up her first England vest at the SIAB international where she went on to win gold and has since won or medalled at various regional and national championships with distances jumped increasing year on year. Consistently placing herself within the top 3 ranked jumpers in the country for her age group and a finalist the 2018 Senior British Athletics Championships & European Team Trials.
Brandon Mingeli (Short Sprints) Coaching Period: 2017-2018
I took the lead role for Brandon's coaching in my final season working with Oaklands College. Brandon's body and the way in which he moved were certainly a hot discussion topic, nevertheless we eventually figured it out and shaved Brandon's 100m PB from 10.74 to 10.58, earning him a Great Britain vest at the Loughborough International Athletics Meet and English Schools 100m Champion in 2018.
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