Derek Evely is a Canadian track and field coach and expert in sports performance programming. 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 on 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 the Olympic Games, IAAF World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and European Championships.
In this episode, Coach Evely describes the Bondarchuk methodology of training, and its implications not just on throwing events, but all events in the world of track and field. Evely discusses his ideas on long-term development, short- and long-term improvement, individualization, and athlete reactions to using this system. He outlines differences between throwers and sprinters in context of the Bondarchuk System and gives his thoughts on velocity-based training within the system.
In this podcast, Coach Derek Evely discusses with Joel:
- Principles of the Bondarchuk System within traditional training cycles.
- Application of the methodology to speed training.
- Reaching peak condition within the system and what that entails.
- Utilizing the athlete’s history of training to best adapt a training approach.
- Use of velocity-based training within the system.
- The limitations of the Bondarchuk System.
Podcast total run time is 1:13:51.
Keywords: Bondarchuk System, velocity-based training, track and field, throwers