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uCoach is the online resource for athletics coaches in the UK. The uCoach website has the coach in mind – a one-stop shop for coaches to access information about coach development, coaching qualifications, events, news and coaching resources.

The website includes an article library, video, audio, documents, photos, blogs, interviews and more – suitable for all levels of coaches. Information is continuously and frequently added and usually available to all UK users or those outside the UK via login.


Detailed are resources dated 3rd to 9th January 2016.

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John Kiely: Strength for Speed Part 1 (08.01.16)
John studied at Limerick University (Sport & Exercise Science) and Edinburgh University (MSc Strength & Conditioning). He is now Senior Lecturer in Elite Performance at the Institute of Coaching and Performance, University of Central Lancashire where he manages one of the first Professional Doctorate programmes in the UK and is studying for his PhD in ‘Understanding and Optimising athletic coordination’. He has been a competitor himself winning the Irish,‘North-Atlantic’, & ‘World’ Kickboxing Light-heavyweight titles and the Irish heavyweight boxing title on two occasions. John was Head of Strength & Conditioning at UKA where he also consulted as a conditioning and sports science specialist. He has personally coached both able bodied and Paralympic track and field athletes and was a specialist power coach in rowing and rugby amongst other sports.
Will Benefit: (Speed) Coaches.

Adrian Stott: Ultra Running Part 1 (08.01.16)
From the Scottish athletics coaching weekend 2015, Adrian talks through ultra running, including competitions, training and relative age of competitors.
Will Benefit: (Ultra Running) Coaches.

Martin Macdonald: Performance Nutrition Part 4 (08.01.16)
Can a man called Macdonald(s) ever be taken seriously about nutrition? Well Martin seems to think so, as he goes into good depth about the topic of performance nutrition.
Will Benefit: Coaches.