England Athletics representative opportunities for Track and Field

England Athletics representative opportunities for Track and Field

Athletes should send their notifications of interest to compete, and coaches and athletes wishing to be considered for selection should notify England Team Manager / Head of Competition, Andy Day aday@englandathletics.org of their desire to compete prior to selection.

2015 events

31st January Elan Indoor Meeting Bratislava
1st February Vienna Indoor Classic Vienna
6th February Gugl Indoor Meeting Linz
8th March Welsh U20 International (Senior TBC) Cardiff
17th May Loughborough International Loughborough
TBC Halle Throws International Halle, Germany
31st July Welsh International, Under 20 International TBC Cardiff
8th - 9th August England Throws International Portugal
5th - 10th September Commonwealth Youth Games Samoa

 


Overall aim of the England Athletics International Programme

England Athletics will field international teams in a variety of events throughout the track and field season. The primary aim of selections for these teams will be to contribute to the development of potential Olympic athletes via way of exposure to international competition and environment. The secondary purpose of the selections will be to enable the best athletes in England to compete internationally. Upwardly mobile, developing athletes of any age will be considered for inclusion in international competition and some emphasis will be placed on the Under 23 age group.

Competition Programme

England Athletics will work with British Athletics to identify inclusive competition opportunities for both the indoor and outdoor seasons seeking to cause a minimum of clashes which may cause problems for athletes.

Initial Athlete contact from England Athletics

The England Competition Programme with selection dates will be put on the England Athletics website as soon as possible. National Event Managers and England Athletic staff will be asked to nominate new talent that is progressing to international level. BA Performance Managers and National Coach Mentors will be emailed a full list of competition opportunities and will be expected to let the selectors know the competition requirements of their athletes before the selection dates. National Coach Mentors will inform Head of Teams and Competitions of athletes requirements.

Team Management

It is the aim that all England Athletics international teams that team management opportunities will be offered to volunteers where possible, with an aim that 50 percent of team management will come from outside the full time professional EA/BA ranks. National Coach Mentors will work with the coaches they are working with to identify potential team managers and offer international coaching opportunities through the Head of Teams and Competitions where appropriate. Full support  will be offered to all new team managers, under the direction of the lead coach for each team and feedback will be offered to all team staff after each competition. All team managers will be expected to feedback to personal coaches on the performances and other observations of athletes within 48 hours of returning to the UK. Nationality will not play a part in the selection of Team Managers.

Collation of nominations

England Head of Teams and Competitions will collate team nominations for the final selection. Nominations will be ranked in order of priority before being presented to the final England selection panel.

England Selection panel

Selection panel to be drawn from:

  • England Athletics Head of Coaching
  • England Athletics Head of Teams and Competitions
  • England Athletics National Coach Mentor (NCM)
  • BA Performance Representative - usually a Technical Development Manager
  • Three representatives of National Coach Mentors - in relevant events
  • Statistician