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Athletics Coach Days 1 & 2

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This qualification is the cornerstone of the On-Track qualifications pathway. The course consists of 4 face to face contact days, which includes a practical assessment. The course also includes an online Knowledge Test. Candidates will be able to plan a progressive training programme for athletes coaching a range of activities to prepare the developing athlete to run, jump and throw. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision.

Day 1 & 2 of the course will cover the generic content of running, jumping and throwing. Candidates can then select an event technical Day 3 & 4 option including Endurance, Throws, Jumps and Speed. This can be booked once you have secured your place on the Day 1 & 2 course. \

Candidates must engage in tasks and activities throughout the course and demonstrate improvement following any discussions with course staff. Candidates not engaging within all aspects of the course are at risk of not gaining the qualification at the end of the process.


Cost
England Athletics £435 (Club Discount Price £270)
Welsh Athletics £400 (Club Discount Price £350)
Athletics Northern Ireland £225

Introduction

Introduction

The programme has been designed to support coaches in working with athletes in the Foundation to Event Group Development Stage (typically under 18’s) and advocates a multi-event approach in the development of athletes.

Coaches who opt for this pathway will be expected to develop their technical knowledge and expertise across a range of events in relation to run, jump and throw activities. Developing expertise across a range of events will be advantageous to the development of all athletes as well as supporting your progress along the Coach Development Pathway.

Course Duration: 4 days (two days for Day 1 & 2, one technical day and an assessment day)

Assessment: Practical assessment, Planning for Athlete Development and online knowledge test

Minimum Age: 18

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative affect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities and we are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity and inclusion within our sport. To ensure the coach qualification process provides equality and fairness it is important that:


  • we understand the nature of candidates’ disability, so the course tutor is aware and can make reasonable adjustments ahead of the course being undertaken

  • we support candidates with early interventions where candidates may not be engaging within the course


Candidates must engage in tasks and activities throughout the course and demonstrate improvement following any discussions with course staff. Candidates not engaging within all aspects of the course are at risk of not gaining the qualification at the end of the process.

Prerequisite: Level 1 or Coaching Assistant

Please note - you must have a valid DBS in order to book on this course. To renew your DBS online, please click here

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Topics Covered

Topics Covered

Days 1 & 2 – Generic content:

• Physical Preparation

• Running for Speed

• Running over Obstacles

• Running for Endurance

• Jumping for Distance

• Jumping for Height

• Push Throw

• Pull Throw

• Coaching Process

Day 3 – Event Group Technical Content

Coaches can choose one of the following:

• Speed – including Starts, Acceleration, Maximum Velocity, Hurdles, Relay and Wheelchair racing

• Throws – including all 4 Throws (Shot, Discus, Javelin, Hammer and Seated Throw)

• Jumps – including all 4 Jumps (Long, Triple, High and Pole Vault)

• Endurance – including Walks, Steeplechase, Middle Distance and Wheelchair Racing

Day 4 - Observed Practical Assessment

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How to book?

How to book?

Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2

To book onto your Athletics Coach Qualification, first you need to select your Day 1 & 2 course. You can do this by searching courses on the right hand side of this page.

Athletics Coach Event Group Technical Days

Once you have secured your place on the Day 1 & 2 course, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain the links to book your specific Technical Day and Assessment Day. For dates for the up coming Technical and Assessment days please visit England Athletics website.

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Course Resources

Course Resources

Once you have secured your place on the course, all the resources to guide and help your development through the course, can be found in your 'My Learning' section on uLearnathletics.com.

There will be two modules of work that you need to work through.

1) Athletics Coach: Pre Course and Course resources for Day 1&2

  • This module includes pre course reading as well as information and homework that should be completed between your Day 2 & 3.

    Once you have attended your Day 3, you will be able to access and work through module 2.

2) Preparation for Assessment

  • Within this module you will find templates to complete your mesocycle/session plan which you will be required to bring with you on your Assessment Day. This module also includes your Knowledge Test and Safeguarding module. Both of which will need to be completed as part of the assessment process to gain your licence.

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Welfare

Welfare

To be insured having taken this course it is a legal requirement that you also apply for a disclosure check with the relevant authority in your Home Country (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.

If you live in England or Wales:

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a DBS check with UK Athletics. For details on how to apply please visit the following link. Please direct all enquiries to the UKA Welfare Office on 0121 713 8450 or by emailing David Brown at dbrown@uka.org.uk.

If you live in Scotland

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a PVG check via Disclosure Scotland. For further details on this proceed please contact Scottish Athletics. Please direct all enquiries to Scottish Athletics on 0131 539 7320.

If you live in Northern Ireland

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a Access Northern Ireland disclosure. For further details on this matter please contact Athletics NI. Please direct all enquiries to Athletics NI on 028 9060 2707.

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