Coaching

SMC Transparent

Looking for a coach who understands? Motivated and ready to take it to the next level?

My Services:

  • Multi-Sport, Running, Cycling and Endurance Kayaking programs – I write specialized programs for those who wish to reach their goals within these sports. Different coaching categories for different people and particular lifestyles.
  • Technique sessions: Running and Kayaking. Particularly specializing in technical running skills, flat water kayaking forward paddle stroke and moving water/river kayak skills.

COMPREHENSIVE INDIVIDUAL COACHING -$90 PER WEEK *

The complete coach – athlete relationship. Sam will be completely accessible to you. Become apart of a small yet quality group focused on performance. Sam’s objective is to do everything in his power to help you become the best you can be through guidance, experience and up-to-date sport science. 

  • Contact your coach through phone/email as required unrestricted and quality communication/information
  • Strong coach-athlete relationship 
  • Consistent advice and feedback 
  • Long and short term program planning + periodisation blocks Personalised training adjusted weekly to fit your lifestyle, your schedule, your body’s capabilities. All plans are written from scratch, designed specifically for you. 
  • Accumulated data for superior performance 
  • Goal setting 
  • Nutrition 
  • Race preparation and and race execution 
  • SMC group activities or workshops 
  • SMC specific resources 
  • Discount codes for sports gear and high-performance nutrition 

All new athletes must book an initial consultation. Position will be confirmed for coaching and/or personalised plans after agreement and first payment is made. 

*10/MAR/2021 UPDATE:

ALL COMPREHENSIVE COACHING SPOTS FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON ARE NOW FULL. SMC CUSTOM PROGRAMS ARE CAPPED TO ENSURE THE CURRENT ATHLETES GET THE BEST QUALITY COACHING SERVICES I CAN OFFER.

STILL AVAILABLE:

  • PRE-WRITTEN COAST TO COAST PLANS 

These are carefully pre-written plans that cater to people training for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast. 

  • 1-Day or 2-Day individual athlete plans
  • Beginner and Intermediate versions
  • Loaded through Training Peaks software (Free Account)
  • Available from 1st May

BLOCK TO RACE DAY

30 Week Coast to Coast Plan (Begins 16th July 2021) – $275

15 Week Coast to Coast Plan (Begins 29th October 2021) – $149

10 Week Coast to Coast Plan (Begins 3th December 2021) – $119

All include: 

  1. TP account tutorial videos
  2. SMC specific resources: – How to use your training program & how to train effectively, Nutrition, Template training diet, Template nutrition plan and more
  3. Discount codes for sports gear and high-performance nutrition
  4. Facebook community group – Q&A Facebook Live once a month

*This plan has been created to ensure that all athletes of all abilities have access to the information they need to make the most of their Coast to Coast campaign at an incredibly low cost. It is important to note that other than the resources provided and the Facebook Live Q&A, Sam cannot provide any individualised coaching. This is due to his commitment to his athletes that he coaches full time on his comprehensive training plan.

If you need extra advice, please attend the group Q&A on Facebook once a month (Free to all Pre-written Plan athletes) or book a private phone call (See details below).

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  • 30 MIN PHONE/SKYPE CALL:  –$45 ea – Organise a meeting with Sam

e.g. Any training questions, feedback, injury, nutrition or other advice to help you feel you are staying on track

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  • PRIVATE TECHNIQUE SESSIONS FOR KAYAKING & RUNNING 

What it includes: 

  • 3 min video summarising key points from session
  • Basic theory
  • Kayaking: Seat, footrest and paddle setup – Comfort and optimal power
  • Kayaking: Dry-land drills
  • Kayaking: On the water drills
  • Running: Drills and strength exercises
  • Running: Shoes and accessories inspection
  • Kayaking: Coach and student paddling side-by-side
  • Running: Coach and student running side-by-side
  • Debrief

TUITION FEES:

– Single session: $80 for 50mins

– Three session bundle: 3 x 50min sessions – $220 (6 Month expiry after first use) 

Contact me for group session prices and fees for travel to locations over 20km from SMC Base – Hoon Hay, Christchurch.

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  • KAYAKING RIVER SKILLS (Moving water/rapids)

All river skills inquires must be processed through ‘TopSport’ Kayaking sector: www.topsport.co.nz

*TOPSPORT is the company I work for in Christchurch for all my outdoor activity work. We are proud Multi-Sport professionals and can help you with your Kathmandu Coast to Coast journey. We have you covered for Goat Pass Mountain Route guided trips (run or fast walk), Waimakariri Gorge kayaking guided trips, Grade II kayaking courses, and Custom skill days for both river kayaking and rock running. See more here –> www.topsport.co.nz

Get in touch

Email: sammansoncoaching@gmail.com