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CPD Event Details

Regional Coach and Athlete Development Day - Throws


When? 14th Jan 2018
Registration Closing
13th Jan 2018
Sport City Manchester Sport City Manchester


England Athletics will be hosting regional coach and athlete development workshops covering discus, shot, javelin and hammer. The workshops will be inclusive and will therefore include seated and ambulant throwing support where appropriate.


9.30-9.45 – Arrival, registration and welcome

9.45-10.30 – Introductions & explanation of EA coach-athlete development strategy

10.30-11.30 - Shot Putt: developing a full glide or turn (Nick Ridgeon)

11.30-12.30 - Discus - developing a full-turn (Dennis Roscoe)

12.30-1.00 - Lunch (not provided)

1.00-2.00 - Inclusive coaching & the application of learning from informal coach education (Nick R) – Hammer: developing throws with multiple turns (Matt Lambley)

3.00-3.15 – Break

3.15-4.15 – Javelin: developing a full run ups (Nick Ridgeon)

4.15-4.30 Close and feedback

Who can attend

These workshops are aimed at coaches who have completed the Athletics Coach qualification or the old level 2 and above. Where appropriate, higher-level content and coaching methods will be covered.

Coach numbers will be limited if necessary but we will limit athletes in each discipline to 10 so we can deliver a valuable learning experience to all of the coaches and athletes.

Regional Coaching Lead - North

Nick Ridgeon

Nick was a member of the National Coach Development Programme (Discus/Shot) for 5 years. He coaches Alan Toward in the Discus (59.33) and has been a team coach for England and the GB U/20 team. Nick is currently head of Strength and Conditioning at Northumbria University with a MSc in S&C. Nick also delivers the Movement Skills and Physical Preparation workshops.

Contact information

Any important enquiries should be directed to Rob Thickpenny (Coaching and Athlete Development Manager - Throws). Email:

Parking and refreshments

There is ample parking at the venue and also a cafe inside. Lunch is not provided.


0 24 19 places remaining. Minimum is 8.