Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach

Relay athlete on a track. Image by Branden Collum (Unsplash).

This combination of Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach is designed to support those individuals who wish to move directly through to the Athletics Coach level. A combination of in-person days, a series of online, self-guided learning modules, and finally a remote practical assessment.

  • Book your place on the Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach course via Athletics Hub

The Coaching Assistant Award provides prospective coaches with an introduction to coaching athletics via a range of run, jump and throwing skills and activities. It will also focus on the introduction the fundamental movement skills that underpins athletics activities. To support the multi-event approach for developing athletes, Coaching Assistants will be expected to assist in the delivery of a range of sessions that develop running, jumping and throwing skills in their club.

The Athletics Coach qualification has been designed to support coaches in working with athletes in the Foundation to Event Group Development Stages (typically under 18 years old) and advocates a multi-event approach in the development of athletes.

Whilst recognising the need to understand Athlete Development, this qualification also enables coaches to choose their own Event Group area of interest (Speed, Endurance, Jumps, or Throws) which is covered on the Technical Elective options.

Coaches embarking on the Athletics Coach qualification will be expected to develop their technical knowledge and expertise across core event areas in relation to run, jump and throwing activities, as well as specialising in their chosen Event Group area. Developing expertise and understanding across a range of events will be advantageous to the development of all athletes, as well as supporting your progress along the Coach Development Pathway.

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