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Maria Hassan

PCQ Coach
IAAF Level 3 Middle Distance
Athletics NZ Levels 1 & 2 Middle Distance
Sport Canterbury Level 1
Certificate in Exercise Science

Middle Distance Track, cross country and road running
Representative Career 
Former NZ road cycling champion including two time Commonwealth Games Representative
Former Canterbury track, road and cross country runner
Coaching Achievements
2010 Middle Distance Coach Junior Worlds Team – Moncton Canada
Athletics Canterbury Coach of Year and North Canterbury Coach of Year over a number of years
1997 Sport Canterbury Fair Play Award
Sport Canterbury Coach of the Year Finalist 

Current Status
Coach squad middle distance and endurance athletes in Rangiora and Christchurch, also have other athletes in various parts of New Zealand.
Squad athletes include NZ representatives and National champions Katherine Camp, Becky Greene and Rosa Flanagan
Large group of up and coming development athletes

Coaching Philosophy
To encourage and help my athletes to become the best athlete they can be and to succeed at the highest level they are capable of.
I want my athletes to enjoy their sport, to have fun, maintain a balance in their lives and to continually learn from their experiences as an athlete.
I will endeavor to treat each of my athletes as an individual, and to provide a safe training environment for my athletes. To continue learning and developing as a coach.
Middle distance and endurance coaching
Female athlete issues
Development through teenage years
Development to elite level
Strong focus on rest and recovery
Ensure athletes have a good life balance