England Athletics News


The past month's coaching resources at uCoach.com

uCoach is the online resource for athletics coaches in the UK - a one-stop shop for coaches to access information about coach development, coaching qualifications, events, news and coaching resources. Updates from 8th September to 12th October are listed.

Midlands and South West Regional Technical Days

The Regional Technical Days are a series of workshops taking place in six different locations around the country over the weekends of the 7th or 8th November 2015 and 19th 20th March 2016.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

It was the start of the cross-country season and the autumn road-racing season continued this weekend. Athletics Weekly reports on XC events in Surrey, South Shields, Kent, Winchester, Redbridge and Bedford and road events from Peterborough and Yorkshire.

Athletics 365 App – now integrated in the Coaching Assistant qualification

People taking the Coaching Assistant qualification will now have access to the Athletics 365 App included as part of their booking. The App which supports the delivery of Athletics 365 and its associated resources previously had to be bought separately. If you have already completed the qualification you use Athletics 365 resources in your coaching can still buy the App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For more details see www.englandathletics.org/athletics-365-app.

West Midlands volunteer Awards 2015

This year's West Midland regional awards were held at the Tally Ho in Edgbaston Birmingham. The evening organised by the West Midlands regional council celebrates the work of clubs, coaches, leaders and officials for their contribution to the sport.

Up and Running group supports women with depression

The 'Up and Run England Running' Group in Sevenoaks, Kent was set up by Shona Campbell, a qualified Running Coach and Harriet Heal, a Clinical Psychologist, the running group supports women with depression, anxiety and low self esteem.

Doping control – would your athletes know what to expect?

Being familiar with the processes for a doping control test will help you fully inform your athletes of what to expect during a test and, importantly, what their rights are, such as always asking to see valid photo identification and their right to be accompanied by a representative. UKA have produced a video that you and your athletes will find useful.