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Coach Cathy Barry - Interview with BACD

Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach and CEO Eclipse Track & Field Club is a more multifaceted sports performance business dedicated to help athletes of any age share in the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of Track and Field, Running, Athletic Conditioning and Fitness, Team and Speed Development Training. We aim to build the leaders of tomorrow and to help athletes exceed to a newer higher level of success. Our commitment is to provide the best training, knowledge and experien

What's the deal with Intermittent Fasting (IF) - Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of Eclipse T&F Club

I must profess that I've always been an "eat everything in moderation, don't eat processed foods and exercise" kind of advocate for weight loss. It goes without saying that if we eat healthy and exercise regularly and keep these two habits consistent we should be able to either maintain weight or even lose a few pounds. So why can't we just stick to what is easy and good for us? Well, that's really a loaded question. We live in the "NOW" society of get me what I want, when

Recovery by Cindy Ofili - posted by Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of Eclipse Track and Field Club

I came across this amazing article on Spikes https://spikes.iaaf.org/post/cindy-ofili-recovery . I thought it was a well written and well thought out blog that deserves sharing. It's a story of perseverance after injury, patience and the will to keep on going because of our passion for the sport. It's a story of Recovery. Going into the race, there was a voice in my head: Cindy, don’t do it. The week before, I had run at a street meet in Manchester where I felt a twinge i

Inspirational Change - Written by Coach Cathy Barry Head Coach of Eclipse Track and Field Club

Written by Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of the Eclipse Track & Field Club When it comes to Inspiration, we have so many role models we can look to. From the political game changers, highest paid Athletes to those who rose from the ashes. But for most of us, looking onto a role model such as a Kobe Bryant or Michelle Obama is not really the same as being inspired each and every day by those who touch our lives. We can’t really quantify the importance of everyday role models

The Benefits of Cross Training for Your Sport.

Written by Coach Cathy - Head Coach of the Eclipse Track and Field Club. Too often as parents or coaches and even as athletes, we feel that our kids need to specialize way too young. We feel that the only way for our kids to excel in the sport they are in is to do way more of that sport. While specialization has its benefits down the road, it can also lead to our worst fears as parents - that kids will loose interest in the sport because that's all they have ever known. L

Vaping And Its Effects on Youths and Athletes:

Call me crazy or out of touch with today’s latest craze but I just don’t get Vaping and I’m pretty sure I probably won’t ever get it. The thought of taking in “flavoured vapour” with a hit of nicotine while all this vapour escapes as you exhale looks…well…. just plain stupid. Not to mention holding on to something that looks like a rather large pen or injection needle. To be blunt, it just looks dumb. I do however recognize that my lack of understanding or acceptance of vap

The Benefits of Speed Training for All Athletes - Coach Cathy Barry

Speed Training is one of the most important aspects that should be incorporated for all athletes who serve to benefit from it. The benefits of Speed Training are many and can truly help Athletes and Sports Teams increase in their athletic potential. Speed Training is one of the most important aspects that should be incorporated for all athletes who serve to benefit from it. The benefits of Speed Training are many and can truly help Athletes and Sports Teams increase their ath

The Importance of a Great Coach - by Coach Cathy Barry

The Role of the Coach What exactly is the Track & Field Coach’s role? You could say that coaches often assume many diverse roles such as a teacher, trainer, negotiator, manager, administrator, organizer, communications expert, diplomat, psychologist, disciplinarian, counselor, and/or parent substitute. At one point and time coaches assume one or all of these attributes in order to deal with their athletes. But more than anything, a coach has a most important level of influenc