Thursday, March 1, 2012

An endurance evening with Chris Jones.

Chris Jones is one of Europe’s leading sports coaches. He works with sports professionals on performance strategy, management, planning and performance-limiting factors.
He is currently Performance Director for Triathlon Ireland.

As a speaker, his style is straightforward and practical, delivered with real enthusiasm for his work and with slides and video to illustrate his speech. His experience of working in a high performance environment, alongside athletes and support staff has not only furthered his experience and understanding of effective leadership and coaching techniques, but his own leadership, people management and organisational skills, all of which are essential in the high-pressure environment of top-level sport.

Chris’ key skills and attributes include:
Strategic planning Leadership training and advice
Mentoring Logical thinking
Physiological profiling and evaluation The use of technology in coaching methods
The ability to work under pressure Using technology to enhance athlete performance

Recent experience in High Performance Sport
• Consultant Director of Coaching – Triathlon Ireland 2011
• Performance consultant for the ITU Slovenia IOC Project 2012.
• Athlete Performance Management Role – Irish Institute of Sport – 2011
• Consultancy Coach Development Project – Irish Institute of Sport - 2011
• Coaching Consultant for Athletics Ireland 2010
• Coaching consultant to the Welsh Golf Association 2010/2011
• Performance Consultant for the Belgium Triathlon Federation 2010
• Coaching development for Institute of Wales – 2009/2010

Coaching Achievements include:

• World ITU Cup – Ishigaki, Japan – 2nd place – Aileen Morrison 2011
• World ITU Series –Yokahama Japan -4th places –Aileen Morrison 2011.
• European Cross country champion 1st place –Fionnuala Britton 2011.
• World Championship – Hamburg – 3rd place – Aileen Morrison 2010
• World Cup podium athletes x 8
• Sports Council for Wales Coach of the Year 2003
• Coach to many Irish athletes including; 800mts runner Thomas Chamney and marathon runner Gary Thornton

Venue: Sligo Southern Hotel
Date: Tuesday 20th March
Time: 8.30pm
Admission: €5

“This is a must for all endurance athletes of all standards”

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