Illawong Athletics

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John Dooley
Sprints, hurdles, middle and long distance

Telephone: 02 9501 0381
Mobile Phone Number: 0423 004 872


Coaching level: Level 2 

Level 1 – Strength and Conditioning coach

Experience: I have been coaching since 2005 when I accepted an offer from my brother Michael to assist him with his training groups. In 2007 I was offered the coaching position at Endeavour Sports High School (which I am still involved in today). In 2010 I decided to start my own training group after being approached by a number of athletes

Areas of speciality: Sprints, hurdles and middle and long distance.

Coaching Philosophy: Be the best that you can be. I believe that no matter what the athletes ability, if they have done everything possible to achieve their best that is all anyone can ever ask of them

Times and location of coaching sessions:

Monday and Thursday 4.00pm – 6.00pm (Sylvania Waters Track)

Saturday 10.00am – 12.00am (The Ridge)

Age Groups: Generally 12 and up

What it costs: $150 per quarter

About my Squad: The athletes in my squad range in ability, however the one common goal for them and me is they improve and achieve personal bests.

Favourite sporting quote: "Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have skills, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." Muhammad Ali

Other things about me: My expectations for my squad are firstly that they want to come to training. I want them to enjoy the training and social environment. It is also great to see them achieve their goals that they set for themselves at the beginning of each season