The first of Athletics Victoria’s 2017 Target Talent Program days kicked off to a flying start on Saturday at Lakeside Stadium.
The day saw over 100 athletes and coaches take part in a series of event specific coaching, lead by our Team of AVTTP State Coaches. Sessions varied from event specific technical coaching, training and testing, to discussions around winter training loads and injury management.
The day continued with two education sessions – ‘Complete Clean’, presented by Athletics Australia’s Integrity Unit Education Officer – Lynda Gusbeth and ‘Making the most of your Support Team’, presented by AVTTP State Coaches Warren Hill and Steve Cain. Athletes where taken through a step-by-step guide to ASADA and the importance of competing clean, along with the benefits of forming and knowing how to get the most out of your personal Support Team.
The day was capped off with lunch, followed by a guest appearance by athlete and coach duo, Brooke and Russell Stratton. With the assistance of guest interviewer, Sean Whipp. Brooke and Russell openly shared their pathway from grass roots athletics, all the way to an Olympic final in Rio 2016. It was such a wonderful opportunity for our AVTTP athletes and coaches to discover the making of a champion athlete, along with an honest account of the highs and lows of being an elite athlete and competing on the world stage.
Athletics Victoria would like to take this opportunity to thank our guest throws coach, Mike Edwards, Brooke and Russell Stratton, the AVTTP State Coaching Team, our AVTTP athletes and coaches, parents and helpers for your contributions and attendance. We very much look forward to welcoming back our AVTTP athletes and coaches to the next session, which has been scheduled in June.
Please follow the link to learn more about the Athletics Victoria’s Target Talent Program.