National Coach Mentor Programme
A network of coach mentors is being set up around England, headed up by a National Coach Mentor (NCM) team. The National Coach Mentors will lead the National Coach Development Programme and focus will be on event specific support and development, but we will also cover topics specific to the needs of participating coaches in other more generic areas. We will be making announcements about the remainder of the team, which will cover all the events, in the near future. The mentoring programme aims to support you, the coach and offers regular contact with a National Coach Mentor, an individual development plan tailored to your needs and goals, and access to top level support services, technical conferences and workshops. In return, you will be asked to participate fully in the programme's activities and to pass on what you have learned by mentoring up to two other coaches in your local area, thus cascading best practice through all levels of the sport. In this way England Athletics will be able to build a network of supremely qualified coaches to ensure a great future for our sport for 2012 and beyond.
To take part in the National Coach Development Programme you must be an active Level 3 or Level 4 coach, keen to learn and committed to the future of athletics in England. There will be a limited number of places available initially, but further places will become available over the next 4 years.
Endurance Area Coach Mentors
England Athletics has announced a team of Area Coach Mentors who will work to build the future of endurance running in England. The new team includes some of the most respected coaches in endurance running in England. These coaches will work with the national coach mentors covering endurance (Martin Rush, Dave Sunderland and Bud Baldaro) to ensure learning and best practice are shared and spread among coaches who want to develop their skills to the highest level possible and help their athletes maximise their potential. They will work to provide mentoring for an identified local network of endurance coaches, manage up to twice-monthly local group training sessions in partnership with club networks and local network of coaches, and deliver Flying Coach sessions to clubs to help coaches and athletes develop and improve. The ‘mentors will work with local coaches and clubs on talent identification and ensure that talented endurance athletes are given the pathways they need to progress.’
To become involved with this part of the England Athletics Coach Development Programme download an application form below and return it to Martin Rush at email@example.com
Hurdles Area Coach Mentors
England Athletics also has a team of ACMs for hurdles
Local Coach Development Programme
The England Athletics Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP) is part of our national campaign to boost the skills of coaches nationwide. It caters for Level 2 and appropriate Level 3 coaches who want to develop as quickly and effectively as possible by providing them with the best possible access to support and expertise.