Off Leash Athletics doesn’t just do the same old things because that is how we did it back in the day. Things evolve and so have we.
At Off Leash Athletics you won’t just train for the sake of training. There is a reason and purpose to everything we do and one of my goals as a Coach, is to teach and upskill my athletes so they can pass on what they learn to others when the time comes.
Each one – teach one!
Our dynamic warm-up is a trademark of our squad. It is typically a pretty good sign when you see others watching and adopting what you do. The days of static stretches at the fence as a warm up are long gone. Our warm-up has been checked by strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and other track & field coaches. Everyone has given it the thumbs up and have been impressed by it’s content.
Our sessions are genuine athletics coaching. There is no quick fix or miracle training. Your attendance at training is expected. Your willingness to be your very best will be explored. You will probably feel things that you may have never felt before. Your body will adapt and improve and we will give you another gentle nudge to improve a bit more. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. If you aren’t willing to commit to giving it your very best and be ‘coached’, we can recommend other training groups to you.
Our goal is to develop our squad members in to high level athletes who will still be around competing when the majority of others have dropped out of the sport. Our athletes that have stuck with it and taken their training seriously have developed in to excellent athletes. In fact, every squad member who has trained with us for a period of time has progressed to at least State level competition with some reaching National level competition. That doesn’t mean we expect this of all our athletes but it does go to show that what we are doing works.
We do like to have a bit of fun at training so our athletes come to training because they want to, not because they have to. It’s not all fun and games though. We offer genuine exercises that will improve your fitness, speed, technique, mobility and confidence. These attributes are essential in all sports, not just athletics.
If it was easy everyone would be doing it.
The only thing we ask of our athletes is they turn up, try their best and in return we commit to helping them become the best that they can be.
At Off Leash Athletics, we specialise in sprints, sprint hurdles, block starts and the horizontal jumps. Our drills are event specific and focus on physical literacy, co-ordination and efficiency. We don’t just doing something cause it looks pretty or everyone else is doing it. There is purpose to what we do.
Our training sessions not only take place at the all weather Les O’Brien Athletics Precinct. We also train on nearby ovals where the ground is softer and provides a different surface to get more out of the training session.