Leading Athletics

Coach leading an athletics group

Leading Athletics relaunched as an online course

We are delivering our Leading Athletics practical workshop as a two-part webinar-based series. This new online delivery incorporates two 1.5 hour sessions and the course is open to anyone aged 14 years and above.

  • Book your place on the Leading Athletics course via Athletics Hub

What is it?

While not a formal qualification, the Leading Athletics workshop is aimed at individuals who are interested in an introduction to the skills needed in leading athletics activities for young athletes. It’s perfect for athletes wanting to support younger members at their club or parents who want to take their first steps into volunteering and leading. Individuals completing the course will be able to support an Athletics Coach leading elements of a training session.

Anyone completing the course benefits from lifetime access to the Leading Athletics interactive App which provides course resources, ideas for leading activities and the Game Cards used on the workshop. The resources include information on the roles and responsibilities of a leader, how to lead a fun and inclusive athletics session, and further information on how to develop your leadership skills. Crammed with ‘Top Tips’ for effective delivery, the support resource also explores the key principles of running, jumping and throwing events whilst providing technical information which support these principles.

Our leadership in athletics coaching journey is supported by British Athletics’ coaching qualifications.

Requesting a Closed Course

If you are an organisation such as a clubs, school or university, you can request a Closed Course which is a course for your own members only. You need sufficient numbers of paeticipants – ideally about 20.

Contact registration@englandathletics.org with your request.

The Game Cards

The progressive Game Cards included in the full support resource demonstrate how to set up fun and engaging activities, all designed to help introduce young athletes to the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing.

Leading Athletics Workbook for Coaches

Please note: This workshop is for a certificate of attendance ONLY. No licence and no insurance cover are provided as a result of attending this workshop. The ‘Leading Athletics’ workshop is not part of the formal British Athletics Coach Education pathway. Good practice is for all volunteers to have an up to date and valid DBS check. The British Athletics Coaching Assistant award has been devised as the first step to coaching in athletics.

The Leading Athletics Workshop will allow attendees to work under the direct supervision of qualified Athletics coaches and help them deliver fun engaging athletics activities.

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Book your place on the Leading Athletics course.