As the 2013/2014 Athletic Leaders Academy bowed out at the end of their year, they signed off in great style: the Leaders held a Minithon for 45 young athletes - what had started out as a vague idea during one of their workshops came to fruition as the Leaders prepared te equipment, registered athletes, welcomed everyone, announced and guided athletes to the events, posted results, calculated scoring tables and ran a stall selling Herts Athletic Network merchandise.
If you are a Coaching Assistant, Athletics Coach or Coaching in Running Fitness coach why not book onto the South Coaching Conference? With bookings set to close on Friday 19 September for the South Coaching Conference, coaches are urged to secure their places.
Coaches are booking onto the South Coaching Conference fast, don't miss out on workshops designed to up-skill and develop coaches in a variety of athletic events organised by National Coach Mentors and Event Group Leads.
A final reminder to coaches that to take advantage of the Early Bird boking price of £30 for this year's South Coaching Conference then you must book on by this Sunday 31st August (post received by end of Monday accepted). Bookings made after this time will be charged the full price of £40.
Have you been a leader in running for a while and are you now looking to make the first steps to how to coach runners?
Booking is now available for each of the three England Athletics National Coaching Conferences and an early booking discount is currently available.
Waveney Valley AC have recently been successful in gaining clubmark accreditation and were presented with their clubmark award at the clubs training venue at Eastpoint Academy, Lowestoft. Over the past 12 months the club have had fantastic success in growing membership and increasing opportunities for young people to take part in athletics.
A reminder to all coaches that bookings for this year's coaching conference are now being taken. The early bird booking has been extended to Friday 29th August. This year's Southern conference, being held again at Lee Valley Regional Athletics centre is set to be one of the best ever, with workshops being held on a range of topics identified by local coaches as areas of need.
Braintree and District Athletics Club were recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark Status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts). The Club has worked really hard to develop its junior section and have used Clubmark as a tool to improve areas within the club, including two satellite clubs linking into the club.
There are only two weeks to go to take advantage of the National Coaching Conference early bird booking. Book before 15th August 2014 and save £10. UPDATE: NOW 31st AUGUST Help to build a generation of talented athletes like Jessica Judd, Hayley McLean and Jodie Williams all competing at the Commonwealth Games and stepping up to the mark through support from their coaches.