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GAAB Session #4-2021 – Preparing for the New Normal Coach Development: Don’t Drop the Ball

February 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The third in our 5-part Coach Development Series: Preparing for the New Normal.

Join presenter, Larry Steinke, for a presentation on the technical requirements and specific progressions needed for Throws prior to the return to competition.

About Larry:

Larry Steinke is truly a graduate of track and field and is nationally certified at level IV in the throws and combined events and has been involved in track and field for more than 30 years.

Along with being the Pronghorn head coach he has also been part of the Canadian National Team Program for more than 20 years and has coached at five World Championships and two Olympic Games as well as numerous other international events. His athletes have accounted for a plethora of international medals, 2 world records, 7 Canadian records, numerous provincial records, as well as many Canadian National Championship medals. While under his tutelage Pronghorn athletes have won 37 CIS national championship medals, 57 Canada West Championships medals, and have set 6 Canada West and CIS national records while many have also been the recipients of Canada West and CIS rookie of the year and Athlete of the Year accolades. Coaching awards for Steinke have included being named the Athletics Alberta High Performance Coach of the year 7 times and has received the Alberta Sport Coaching recognition award.

Larry not only works with the universities outstanding athletes, but also conducts clinics and camps Provincially and Nationally and is heavily involved with Coach Education and Mentorship across the country. A logical extension of his coaching is his interest in, and extensive knowledge of, Speed, Strength and Power development. He is involved with programs Nationally and in Southern Alberta that are designed to develop the speed and power of athletes in numerous sports. He runs speed and power sessions for athletes in numerous sports and has worked extensively with winter and summer sport Olympians. He has also developed high performance athletes for Rugby, Football, Basketball, and Volleyball as well as Strongman competitors, Highland Games athletes, and All-Strength Challenge athletes.

7:30 pm – Welcome & Introductions by Carmyn James.
7:35 pm – Presentation by Larry Steinke.
8:15 pm – Q&A with Larry Steinke.
8:30 pm – Wrap up.

Recommended for: Certified Coaches and Coaches-in-training.

Cost: FREE

This Coach Development Series is a collaboration of Athletics Alberta and the Talent Optimization Program.

Register here for the Series.



February 25, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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