I am an accredited Level 4 Specialist Coach in Sprints, Hurdles with Athletics Australia and have over 25 + years experience.
My Athletics Program specialises in Sprints & Hurdles events, however I also have had continued success with long and triple jump athletes as well as middle distance events. The objective is to have an optimal environment for athletes to achieve their athletic ambitions.
Athletes receive individual training programs and focus on holistic training cycles.
Every drill, sprint, exercise and practice is tailored to the athlete’s individual needs to maximise efficiency, increase speed, and improve strength. Event-specific training includes video analysis and assessment.
This had led to recent athletes such as Jonah Harris competing at the 2018 World Junior Athletics Championships in Finland.
Working with Schools
Over the years I have worked with many schools athletics programs, including in positions of High Performance Coach Athletics and Head Coaching positions.
I am currently the Head Coach of Athletics (Cross Country and Track & Field) at Mary Mackillop College, Nundah.
I offer consultancy work to schools and to implement Talent Identification Programs for Athletics.
High Performance Coach Athletics - Kooralbyn International School 2000-2003
Head Coach Track & Field - St Ritas College 2011-2014
Head Coach Athletics - Mary Mackillop College 2019 - Current
Coached at several other Schools including Brisbane State High School, Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Clayfield College etc.
University of Queensland Associate Coach 1998 -2009
I also offer Speed and Power Development training for other sports.
Currently working with Peter Makrides, nationally ranked Skeleton (winter sport) athlete.
Please feel free to contact me for any of your Athletic requirements.
ACCREDITATION & EDUCATION
Level 4 Specialist Sprints & Hurdles - Athletics Australia
Level 4 Specialist Sprints & Hurdles - Australian Track & Field Coaches Association
Level 2 Strength & Conditioning - Australian Strength & Conditioning Association
Dip. Sports Coaching
Qld Gov't Working with Children Blue Card 31185/3
2002 AT&FCA (Qld) Under 18 Sprints Coach of the Year
2003 AT&FCA (Qld) Under 20 Sprints Coach of the Year
Some of my past athletes and PB's include:
Jonah Harris 100m 10.68; competed at World U/20 Juniors 2018; 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018 World Indoor Championships, Pacific Games and Oceania Games medalist.
Damien Bock 100m PB 10.76; 200m 21.41 (20 years)
Jessica Speakman 100m PB 12.07; 200m 24.59; 100m Hurdles 13.86 (17 years) Kristen Ellis 400m PB 55.93; 300m Hurdles 44.28 (16 years)
Matthew Elllis 400m PB 48.26 (19 years)
Shannon Main 100m PB 10.97 (16 years)
Malcolm Smith 100m PB 11.07; 200m 21.99 (14 years)
Kalon Playford 800m PB 1.54:21 (17 years)
Abbie French(13yrs) 100m PB 12.76; Long Jump 5.41m (13yr girls State Secondary Schools & Qld Little Athletics Long Jump Champion)