– 4th developmental meeting to be held

The Guyana Athletic Association (AAG) has decided to make another tweak in their calendar of activities to get athletes in good shape for the National Senior Athletics Championships.
The National Senators, originally scheduled for April 17 and 18, have now been rescheduled to May 29 and 30.
This decision comes after a number of general issues, which, according to Guyana Athletic Association (AAG) president Aubrey Hutson, would have diminished the quality of the National Senators.
“Simply because there are some things we have to do to properly prepare ourselves for that which meets that on the 17th and 18th of April,” Hutson related to the Guyana Times Sport during a phone interview on Tuesday.
“We would not have been able to achieve the level of championship that we think we need, especially with the influx of foreigners coming in.”
He continued to share, “We have problems with the track and things like the starting blocks not staying in place, for the 100, 200, 400 meters.”
In the meantime, April 18 will continue to feature on local athlete calendars, as the EAW are set to hold a fourth developmental meeting for 2021 on that date.
Speaking on the decision to hold another developmental meeting, Hutson said, “The developmental meeting is basically about keeping the athletes active, and giving coaches the opportunity to check the athlete’s progress between training sessions.”
“So, you don’t, you have to be able to train and then test, to go back to training again and test again. And that’s the process that is used throughout the season for athletes preparing for, you know, a certain high level meets like the World championships or the Olympics, ”added the head of Athletics .
On the importance of holding developmental meetings, the EAW President explained that it was a great indicator for local athletes and coaches.
“So, a coach would give, it would set a specific program for the athlete. And when they arrived at these developmental meetings, they would check the different stages of their progress. And if they are not satisfied with one or all of these, they will know which area to work on. Track and field is not just about getting up and running, you know, there’s a lot of science in it. ”
There are slates at the South American Senior Championships for May 14-16, and thus before the Guyana Senior championships. The date for the Aliann Pompey Invitational (June 19) will remain in place.

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