Coaches Bec and Nathan Rogers and children Grace and Ollie.
Coaches Bec and Nathan Rogers and children Grace and Ollie. Contributed

Coaches' PB aim rather than just medals

COACHES' CORNER

NATHAN and Bec Rogers have a squad of 90 athletes in training through their group Rogers Sports Coaching in Warwick.

The husband-and-wife team have both coached for 15 years.

Nathan competed at the state championships in throws while Bec competed in jumps and sprints for her region.

He first coached at Toowong Little Athletics and Bec took a squad at her old school, Stuartholme.

They met while teaching at Warwick State High School and now have a daughter, Grace, 2, and son, Ollie, six months, who are always with them at training at Warwick East State School.

Bec talks about their philosophy to training:

We aim to have a fun, coaching environment.

There is a strong emphasis on technique and improving performance.

Setting personal best marks and good sportsmanship are more important to us than winning.

The couple have 22 students heading to state championships in Brisbane this week and 45 qualified for the Darling Downs trials.

The kids are definitely excited to make a regional team as are the parents and coaches.

A lot of them have worked really hard to get there. Some have been training since the start of term 2 and have shown a lot of determination.



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