Training programs are designed by Coach Dave Dwan. All programmes are specifically designed for the individual athlete’s needs.
When athletes join our coaching service we like to firstly agree on a plan for the entire year or season. This way both the coach and athlete are working towards a clearly defined goal(s). Within this goal we also map out shorter term goals which help you the athlete to track progress and see and feel the improvements in performance.
Where possible we like to use video analysis whereby the athlete has someone video them whilst training and sends a tape to their coach. Feedback can then be given via telephone, email or webcam.
How the coaching service works:
This involves the athlete filling in a questionnaire so we can understand the athletes training history, work and family commitments, injuries, equipment, access to facilities and so on. During this phase the athlete may be required to do a series of tests to help set training zones and heart rate thresholds.
Telephone, Face-to-Face or Skype Consultation
Following communication and completion of several forms we have a telephone conversation, face-to-face meeting or Skype session to discuss the information gathered and plan the months ahead. The best way for the athletes to get the most out of their program is to be completely honest with the coach and likewise the coach needs to get to know the athlete personally.
Athlete receives periodised program for training and races incorporating season and short term goals. This is followed up by another consultation.
The athlete will receive a training schedule in 3-6 week blocks using Training Peaks. This will include a detailed daily programme. Details include target intensity and duration.
The athlete and coach communicate and adjustments are made to the program as needed. Athletes are required to update their completed training in Training Peaks.
The athlete has unlimited e-mail or telephone contact to monitor progress and answer questions.
Coaching fees are payable prior to receiving training programs. The minimum coaching period is 3 months.
New athletes must pay a start-up fee of USD$80 for initial assessment. Payment is generally made using internet banking or PayPal but other methods are available.