Derek Evely is a Canadian track and field coach and specialist in sports performance programming. He is considered an expert in training organization. He is the owner and operator of EveltrakSport.com, an online resource offering education and training in sport development for coaches, trainers, teachers, athletes, and parents in British Columbia. He previously held the position of United Kingdom Athletics Performance Centre Director leading into the 2012 Olympic Games. Coach Evely is a sought-after authority in the Bondarchuk System methodology of training.
Evely has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and coaching from the University of Toronto. He has coached numerous Canadian and British national teams, including for the Olympic Games, IAAF World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and European Championships. He has trained world-class athletes such as Sultana Frizell, Dylan Armstrong, and Gary Reed, and he has the real-world success to go alongside his knowledge gained from experience and the practices of other world-class coaches.
Derek expands on his previous appearance in Episode 43, which delved into how he uses the Bondarchuk System. Evely gets more in-depth in the “parts” of the system. He discusses delayed transformation, the role of variation in producing overload, creating an optimal peaking cycle by gathering information from previous cycles, complex training, and eliciting training gains out of advanced athletes.
In this podcast, Coach Derek Evely and Joel discuss:
- The release of his Bondarchuk system training course.
- How and why he uses intentional overtraining in his programming.
- Using variation in training to force the desired adaptations in the system.
- How to select the correct training emphasis for each workout.
- The “parts” program of the Bondarchuk system.
- Using creativity to manage the structure of training cycles in the program.
Podcast total run time is 1:17:16.
Keywords: Bondarchuk system, training structure, strength development, throwers