“Above all, I am grateful that we were able to complete the first part of the A-Coach education in Kienbaum. Due to the Corona restrictions, it would probably not have been possible at a later point in time” says Jennifer Oeser.
The former heptathlete and two-time vice world champion was one of the most prominent participants in the first attendance phase of the A-Coach education 2020/21, which took place at the beginning of October in the Olympic and Paralympic training center for Germany Kienbaum under strict hygiene rules. The organizers recorded a total of 61 participants in the five-day course.
In various lectures, the prospective trainers were given interesting information on topics such as training strategies, training and load planning, biological and physiological principles and psychological control in training and competition. Lectures were held by the DLV Head Coach Annett Stein, the director of the DLV-Academy Ralf Buckwitz, the leading DLV association-doctor Andrew Lichtenthal and the renowned sports scientist Ulrich Hartmann. Depending on the focus, the imparted knowledge could finally be specifically deepened in one of the five discipline blocks “sprint and hurdles”, “run and race-walking”, “jumps”, “throws” as well as “combined-events”.
Jennifer Oeser: "I really liked the mix"
“I really liked the mixture of many theoretical lectures and practice-oriented parts. In addition, the exchange between the prospective and experienced coaches and the reunion with some comrades from my active time was very nice” says Jennifer Oeser, who specializes in the combined.
The 36-year-old would like to lay the foundation with the A-Coach education so that she can later become a coach in the field of competitive sports. "I could imagine passing on my experiences in the heptathlon junior division and accompanying the youngsters on their way to the top of the world."
On the way there, the A-Coach education will be continued in January with an online format, before the second part of the training with a final exam will take place again in Kienbaum from March 18 to 21, 2021. Meanwhile, DLV national coach for science and education, Michael Siegel, is satisfied with the first part: “Below the difficult basic requirements and the enormous effort that has put everything that has gone before in the shade, we are very satisfied with the process. I'm looking forward to the second part. "