Cork County Athletics board’s very popular CYDI/Winter coaching will resume this September in the CIT. Last year saw an expansion and development of the programme with new initiatives introduced. Two coaching sessions took place each day with selected CYDI athletes training from 1 to 2.30pm followed by an open session from 2.30 to 4pm. The aim for the CYDI group was to focus on the challenge of making qualifying standards for European Youth Olympics. The coaches and administrators would like to congratulate Aoife O’Sullivan Liscarroll AC on achieving the standard and being selected on the Irish team for Bachu where Aoife made the final in the high jump. We would also like to congratulate Adam Turner Belgooly AC who secured his first international selection for the Irish Schools in the SIAB and for the Irish team for the nation’s cup. Both were regular attendees at last year’s sessions. Not forgetting one of our coaches Shane Howard Bandon AC who got his first international call up to represent Ireland in the European Team League First Division. Shane has proven if you keep training and keep believing it can happen.
Following a review of last year’s programme by the coaches and feedback from athletes and parents the following will be the programme for this year.
|1 – 2.30||2.30 – 4pm||Coach|
|Advanced Javelin||Beginner/Intermediate |
|Advanced Shot Putt|| Beginner/Intermediate|
|Advanced High Jump|| Beginner/Intermediate|
|Advanced Long Jump|
Girls 4.5m Boys 5.0m+
|Hurdles All Grades||Colette Kelly|
|Sprints 60/100/200/400m|| Sprints |
Fee €5 per Day
Dates September 14th and 28th
October 5th and 19th
November 2nd and 16th
December 7th and 14th
All athletes registered with Belgooly AC are welcome to come along on the above dates. We would like to extend this invitation to seniors and master athletes who would like some coaching sessions it is open to all not just juveniles.