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02 / 10 / 2013
exciting programme for sprints and hurdles coaches at IFAC 2013

Coaches with an appetite for speed are in store to for a ‘sprints feast’ at IFAC 2013. The sprints programme at October’s IFAC is full of opportunities for coaches of all level. On the performance side, Jacques Borlée (BEL) – father and coach Belgium’s fastest family – will be presenting a seminar on ‘periodisation in sprints’ and another session on his ‘coaching philosophy in sprints.’ Joining Borlée on the performance side, the internationally respected biomechanist Frans Bosch (NED) will lead a session on high speed biomechanics.

On the development side, Roger Harkins (GBR) will be leading two practical focussed sessions looking at the technical drills, conditioning and planning for sprints at club and development level. Harkins is well known for his work in developing Scotland’s 400m and 4x400m star Lee McConnell.

Stephen Maguire (GBR), Scotland’s Director of Coaching and former coach to the world’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth, will lead a discussion session on ‘sprints principles in modern day practice’ with Borlée and Harkins.

Benke Blomkvist (SWE) will be leading on the hurdles side, leading a performance oriented practical workshop on ‘strategies to change key technical elements of hurdling.’ Blomkvist will also lead a seminar session on the key elements in sprint hurdles and 400m Hurdles. Leading on development and club level hurdling, Lorna Boothe – former 100m Hurdles Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist – with practical based sessions on technical drills, conditioning and planning for hurdles.

With less four weeks to go, you can still sign up to IFAC 2013 by clicking here. Practical workshops are filling up fast, so please send your breakout choices sooner rather than later!