420 HIGH LEVEL COACHES CLINIC GETS UNDERWAY IN ITALY
Taking place form 1-5 October 2016, the International 420 Class High Level Coaches Clinic got underway today at Univela, Campione del Garda, Italy.
Led by the rewnowned Jim Saltonstall, the British coaching legend who deserves recognition for Britain’s remarkable success within the sailing Olympic arena. Saltonstall will be sharing his knowledge on how he has encouraged, and inspired so many youngsters towards success over the past 3 decades. Working alongside Jim is Nikos Drougkas from Greece, author of the 420 to the Max videos and 420 Exercise e-Book. Drougkas has run numerous 420 clinics for coaches and sailors around the world, as well as his own coaching.
Coaches from Great Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey have joined the Clinic.
Today, Saturday kicked off with presentations on Coach Qualities, Leadership, Championship Preparation, Self-Preparation, ahead of the on-water session.
Take a look at the 5-Day Programme to see the topics being covered, including:
• Skills Setting
• Boat Preparation
• Training Exercises
• Running a training programme
• Effective Briefing/Debriefing
• Racing Rules and Race Management
• Video Skills
• Psychology and Physiology
• And more …
Presentations are also being made by Pedro Pinto from Portugal, with a new technological project called Fiber Sail and Matias Bonet from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, with another new project called Easy Wind.