National Team Announcement

National Team Announcement

 

As announced on 10th December the first National Team training session of 2013 will take place in Shannon Taekwon-Do Centre on Saturday 12th January from 10am to 3pm. Training will take place in the disciplines of individual pattern, sparring and special technique. We will also be providing an educational workshop on Anti Doping policies and protocols and a short briefing session on the goals and expectations for 2013. The briefing and Anti Doping workshop are essential for all competitors hoping to travel to Sweden. 
 
Pattern and sparring sessions will seek to evaluate current form and assess new competitors, while the special technique session is designed as a workshop on how to train for the 5 competition techniques (physical and technical). 
 
I have attached an outline of the national team coaching plan, as it concerns the competitors and their coaches. All competitors should familiarise themselves with this in advance of the 12th. 
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite all coaches of participating competitors to attend this, and all other national team training sessions. The athletes will benefit from a strong partnership between the national team and personal coaches, while coaches may benefit from an understanding of the training goals and methodologies used by the national team coaches. 
 
Who Should Attend
All competitors who are seeking selection to the Irish Team for the European Championships in Skovde, Sweden.
Any red belts or black belts who wish to gain experience with the national team
 
What to Bring
Please bring the following with you to the training session:
Black Belt ID card
Passport
€10 training fee
Signed competitor agreement form
 
Schedule
10am - 11:30am - Individual Pattern
11:30am - 12pm - Briefing, Anti Doping information and lunch
12:00pm - 13:30 - Sparring
13:30 - 15:00 - Special technique
 
 
Directions
Coming from Ennis or Limerick, turn off the N18/M18 at the overpass for Shannon Airport onto N19
Proceed to first roundabout, taking 4th exit (500m)
At next roundabout (100m) take 1st exit 
Turn right directly before the Ballymurtagh entrance to the Shannon Industrial Estate (100m)
Western Business Park is on your right
After the entrance Shannon Taekwon-Do centre is clearly signed.
 
Regards,
Adrian Byrne
Posted by Stephen Ryan