The Physical Performance Show: Coaches Corner – Sharon Hannan, Sprint & Hurdles Champion Coach
In episode 204 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Sharon Hannan, Sprint & Hurdles Champion Coach in this coaches corner edition.
In this Coaches Corner featuring Sharon Hannan, Australian Sprints and Hurdles Athletics Coach and Former Coach of Sally Pearson who of course went on to collect Commonwealth World and Olympic Gold Medals in the 100m Hurdles.
Sharon is a Level 4 Specialist for Sprints Relays and Hurdles a Level 3 advanced Junior Coach and you’ll find Sharon on the Gold Coast overseeing the Gold Coast Victory Athletics Club and her and her husband Peter Hannan also an acclaimed Track and Field Coach on the track working on their Aussie athletics and sports credentials coaching services.
In this episode, you’ll hear Sharon share around her top coaching principles, career highs, lows and many learnings and how it all started so humbly in Rural Queensland and culminated in the highest of highs Olympic Gold with Sally Pearson, who Sharon coached for fourteen and half years from age 12.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Sharon’s family background
- Accomplishments in her coaching career
- Reason for moving to the Gold Coast
- How her husband helps in her coaching career
- How she classified herself as a Coach
- How she looks to other Coaches
- Highlights of her coaching career
- Instilling Confidence in athletes
- Practical Examples of Commitment
- Attributes of Sally Pearson
- Instances where Athletes can’t participate in an event
- Top 3 Tips for athletes to get ready for the day
- Recovery strategies
- Coaching through transitions of athletes
- Coaches that Sharon admires
- Top attributes of a Coach
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“Invest in yourself.” – Best Advice
“The Light pole Challenge: In each KM of your run, do four light poles to light poles of sprints as fast as you can .” – Physical Challenge
“A Coach is a massive investment. It is emotional, artistic, scientific, motivational and multi faceted.”
“Commitment and consistency.”
“Sleep Therapy is underrated. It’s way higher on the priority list.”
”You have to crawl before you can walk.”
“Top 3 Tips for athletes to get ready for the big day
1. Know your athletes
2. Keep checking your program
3. Easy is going to work
To follow Sharon Hannan
1:56 Introduction to Sharon Hannan
3:45 Sharon’s family background
8:00 Accomplishments in her coaching career
8:50 Reason for moving to the Gold Coast
12:10 How her husband helps in her coaching career
14:19 How she classified herself as a Coach
18:22 How she looks to other Coaches
21:38 Highlights of her coaching career
32:22 Instilling Confidence in athletes
33:47 Practical Examples of Commitment
36:08 Attributes of Sally Pearson
41:22 Instances where Athletes can’t participate in an event
44:25 Top 3 Tips for athletes to get ready for the day
45:35 Recovery strategies
50:50 Coaching through transitions of athletes
53:13 Coaches that Sharon admires
54:26 Top attributes of a Coach
56:09 Physical Challenge for the Week
57:15 Best Advice
Britt Calling– Sports Physiotherapist