Mar 17

ATFCA Vic – Annual General Meeting -18 Mar 15

A reminder to coaches about this Wednesday night’s ATFCA Vic AGM – March 18th, 7pm at Box Hill Athletic Club.

Our guest speaker is John McCall from Little Athletics Victoria who will be talking about The On Track Program.

Mar 16

National Rankings – Update

The latest AUSTRALIAN RANKING LIST update includes:

  • All-Time rankings to October 2014,
  • plus the latest 2015 rankings, to 16th March 2015
    [ in spreadsheet format ].
  • plus the latest 2014 rankings, to 23rd December 2014
    [ in spreadsheet format ].

National Rankings are compiled by:   Paul Jenes -  AA Statistician

May 19

ATFCA Seminar -
Neuromuscular Manipulation for Athletes

Neuromuscular Manipulation to Maximise Performance for Athletes

Areas to be covered in this ATFCA Seminar on 15 Jun 14:

  • Trigger Point Release
  • Self Myofascial Release
  • Proprioception Training
  • Mobilisers
  • Gearing/Performance ratings
  • RPE
  • Environment, footwear, loading, volume training
  • Catering for Youth Athletes, Peak Performers, and Aged Athletes
  • A discussion of key points that we (the industry) know, and areas of interest/research still pending industry review.

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Apr 05




The Development of Junior Middle Distance and Distance Runners

April 23rd, 2014. 7:00p.m.

Conference Room, Oakleigh South Primary School – (opposite main office – Tel 9570 1016)

Riley Street, Oakleigh South 3167. [Melway - 78 F1]

Presenter: Dr Cheyne Sherman

View the event listing for more detail

Feb 21





Victorian Branch of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association

will be held on WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH, 2014 at 7.00pm, at the Box Hill Athletics Club Room, Hagenauer’s Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hill

(Melways Ref. 47 C7)


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Feb 15

Horizontal Jumps Workshop – 9 Mar 14

Bohdan BabijczukAn ATFCA Vic Workshop with Bohdan Babijczuk

Presented by the

Australian Track & Field Coaches Association – Victoria

Sunday 9th March 2014  -  10:00a.m.

Duncan McKinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena


View the Horizontal Jumps Workshop flyer or see the details in the event notice [ right-hand panel ].

Jul 02

VALE – Bryan Neighbour

Vale Bryan Raymond Neighbour

An eminent coach, a friend and mentor to a vast number of AT&FCA (Victoria) members, Bryan Neighbour passed away peacefully in his sleep during the night (1-2 July 2013).

Bryan Neighbour - L5 Coach
Thou canst not soar where he is sitting now.
Dust to the dust! but the pure spirit shall flow
Back to the burning fountain whence it came,
A portion of the Eternal . . .

Peace, peace! He is not dead, he doth not sleep,
He hath awaken’d from the dream of life . . .

Adonais (v 38,39) – PB Shelley

Funeral Prayers for Mr Bryan Raymond Neighbour were offered at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, 90 Buckley St Noble Park, on WEDNESDAY (July 10, 2013) at 11 am.

Bryan’s burial took place on THURSDAY (July 11, 2013) at 11 am at the Inverloch Cemetery, Bass Hwy, Inverloch.

Jun 06

ATFCA Vic 2013 Winter Workshop Series

Bryan Neighbour - L5May 2013 has seen the very successful restart of our Winter workshop series.

ATFCA’s senior presenter, Bryan Neighbour, has produced and presented an outstanding two sessions of Shot Put Coaching on Friday evenings – one held in the Mentone Athletic Club rooms in Mentone, the other in the Keilor Clubrooms a week later. Attendees were presented with coaching techniques for primary school beginners through to the elite shot put athlete, and were able to take home sufficient high quality reference material to keep them informed and busy for months, if not years.

The format will continue in June with the theme being the High Jump [detail via the Scheduled Events in the right-hand panel], and in July with the Javelin.

We encourage coaches and potential coaches from, and especially, LAV, AV, AA, and schools to attend for their professional development.

If you are an athletics official, a non-PE teacher interested in assisting at athletics, a helper at sports events, or an athlete (usually 16+) interested in learning more about your event or a new event, or ‘just’ an interested spectator, this is your chance to enhance your understanding: of a specific event, of the development of an athlete, and of athletics in general. Read the rest of this entry »

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