There is just over one week to go until National Volunteers' Week launches on 1stJune. The week runs from 1st to 7thJune and is a celebration right across the UK of the incredible contribution made by volunteers. England Athletics absolutely recognise that without volunteers our sport would simply not exist and so we have a number of exciting things going on across the week and for the rest of the month of June for you to get involved with to celebrate volunteering and to say thank you.
Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
England Athletics are delighted to announce the preliminary details of the 2017 National Endurance Conference. The theme is "How to Win" and will help delegates learn from the very best what it takes to get your athlete to the very top.
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 April to 5th May 2017 are listed.
The May dates for steeplchase training sessions at the Julie Rose stadum in Kent are now available. There is a weekly session for beginners which includes an introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. This is followed by a performance development session for those with some experience and consists of practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills.
Kent and Medway Athletics Network are hosting this evening workshop aimed at coaches who want to investigate the potential of using technology to capture and analyse athletic performance both during and after a coaching session. The workshop is open to all licensed coaches.
The summer sees a number of athletes being affected by hayfever. As with all medication please remember off-the-shelf and over- the-counter remedies may contain PROHIBITED substances. Make sure you and any athletes you coach know how to check before they buy.
The England Athletics Club Run programme supports club runners, coaches and leaders and through a series of practical sessions delivered at your club on your club night. The sessions aim to support clubs and their runners to achieve more through their love of running. The closing deadline for applications is midnight 7th May, 2017
On 100 days until the start of the Championships, the organisers of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 have announced that for the first time ever at a World Championships, coaches of medal-winning athletes will also receive medals. The medals will be for athletes to hand to their coach or significant advisor in recognition of the unique and valued working relationship between athlete and coach.
Becoming a coach is a great way of enjoying athletics. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or have been inspired by seeing how other people have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer. Remember, if you are part of a club you/ your club can also access discounts on qualifications and we have courses coming up you can get involved in.