IAAF Regional Development Centre Moscow

Area Starters Course, Tallinn

IAAF Moscow Regional Development Centre and the Estonian Athletic Federation organized and Area Starters Course on November 13 – 14, 2015 in Tallinn. The Course was held in the indoor training facility “Lasnamjae”. The Course was attended by 16 participants (11 men and 5 women), who represented National Federations - Czech Republic,  Denmark, Estonia (2), Finland, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway (2), Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Moderator of the Course: Mr. Alan Bell (UK), Member of Starters Group, one of the leading experts of the world, International Starter of major competitions including Olympic Games and World Championships.

On November 13 and 14 (morning) were dedicated to theory. In the course of presentations many situations, which occur during the competitions, have been considered, video recording of sprinting heats of the recent major competitions have been analyzed. Participants received DVD containing all materials.

            A special attention was paid to psychological aspects of the Starters work, building up of a favorable atmosphere among Starters team and Athletes.

On November 14 in the afternoon there were practical sessions  held in the indoor training facility. Participants were split into different starting teams and practiced various duties in various distances typical for competitions among athletes of different qualification and different age groups. 

Participants highly evaluated the content as well as the organization of the Course.