Toni Minichiello is one of the finest athletic coaches in the world. I met him at a multi event competition about a decade ago, as I went between him and Harry Marra, asking questions. Toni gets it. He is no bull shit and he answers a question to the best of his ability. It may not be the answer one would expect, but Toni is honest. I was fascinated with his coaching relationship with Jessica Ennis. He is also a lot of fun to listen to on BBC sports when he speaks on our sport.
A keen observer of the sport, Toni Michichiello enjoys his vocation and his athletes benefit.
I encourage you to check out his website: https://toniminichiello.com.
Toni Michichiello, photo : https://toniminichiello.com.
1. How would you advise coaches to work with young athletes now?
Tony Minichiello: It really depends on the event, field events require more technical input than say distance running, so it;s so hard to coach long distance. To be honest, with my guys, currently it’s all drills and fitness conditioning with an increase in volume, but decrease the intensity, because we can’t get on tracks at the moment.
Toni Minichiello, photo: https://toniminichiello.com.