Four new Athletics Coach courses will run as part of the England Athletics Autumn/Winter programme of courses for the Midlands/South West area. They are expecting these courses to be very popular given that the Autumn is their busiest time for Coach Education courses. The Athletics Coach courses are specialised and only a few are organised each year so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
MC0579 at Alexander Stadium on 5 and 6 October, 16 November 2013 and a day in the spring of 2014. The course page on the England Athletics website gives more details and a booking form:
MC0571 at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre on5 and 6 October 2013, 17 November 2013 and a day in the Spring of 2014. The course page on the England Athletics website gives more details and a booking form:
MC0584 on 19 and 20 October 2013, 30 November 2013 and a day in the Spring of 2014 at Tavistock College. The course page on the England Athletics website gives more details and a booking form:
MC0561 on 2 and 3 November 2013, 15 December 2013 and a day in the Spring of 2014 at Loughborough University. The course page on the England Athletics website gives more details and a booking form:
The Athletics Coach programme is designed for those who want to get involved in coaching athletes in track and field athletics. This programme advocates a multi-event approach in the development of athletes and covers the Foundation stage of athlete development. The Athletics Coach course is aimed at those looking to coach athletics to a high standard across the age ranges. Coaches who opt for this pathway will be expected to develop their technical knowledge and expertise across a range of events in relation to running, jumping and throwing activities. This will form the basis of a strong training and competition base regardless of the event-specific choice later in the athlete’s development. To be eligible to attend the Athletics Coach course coaches must have the Coaching Assistant qualification (or must be Level 1 or 2 on the old UKA pathway).
Once you have completed the course and have qualified as an Athletics Coach you can then access the online event modules (Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Hammer, Discus and Wheelchair Racing) on U-Coach www.ucoach.com which are all currently free for Athletics Coaches.
To see more details on the Athletics Coach course content and work involved please go to this page on the U-Coach website:
If any club member wishes to book on one of these courses please fill in the attached application from and contact the Club Development Adviser (Keith Brackstone about grants that will assist with the cost of the course fee. Once booked on the attendee will receive a confirmation email with more details about the course from England Athletics.