New online Coaching Resource Library launched on Athletics Hub

England Athletics is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new online Coaching Resource Library available through the Athletics Hub platform.

The Coaching Resource Library forms a key part of England Athletics’ digital strategy and supports the development of coaches in England by providing a diverse range of streaming video and text-based coaching materials.

Once logged in to Athletics Hub, existing users will be served up with a selection of high-quality video content on the My Dashboard tab as well as being able to access and browse the resources, split into event groups, via the Coaching Resources tab. Brand new users can also access the resources through the Coaching Resources tab and, as they use the platform more, the system will start to serve up recommended videos into their My Dashboard tab.

Within Athletics Hub, coaches will be able to define their preference area by event or subject, which will result in that material being pushed to the coach on the website. Coaches can also ‘favourite’ content that they have watched in order to save it for repeated viewing. In addition, the site uses intuitive technology which will enable it to push suggested coaching resources to users based on content they have viewed or in line with qualifications or coaching development courses that they book onto. As a result, the site is designed to ‘talk’ to coaches and ensure maximum relevance tailored to each individual user.

The new Coaching Resource Library includes a range of content covering each of the core event groups – Speed, Endurance, Jumps and Throws. Videos available in the library include presentations from World Class coaches and sports psychologists as well as resources focused on disability athletics, combined events, movement skills and youth coaching. Along with new material, the library will also include top quality and re-edited archive coaching videos. Text-based materials will be added in the coming weeks.

Recognising that coaches are often on the move and away from home, the Coaching Resource Library is optimised to work on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. New content will be released on a monthly basis in order to continually expand the resources available within the library and ensure coaches can benefit from fresh material throughout the year.

Martin Rush, Head of Coaching and Athlete Development at England Athletics, said: “We’re excited to launch our new resource library on Athletics Hub as we continue to find new ways to assist the development of our coaches. This new tool is easily accessible and means that coaches can watch video content or read text-based material in their own time, in any location and at the click of a button. We will be continuing to enhance the offering within this online library over the coming months and we are pleased to be able to offer a new resource that will cover the full range of events for coaches of varying levels.”

To start using the new Coaching Resource Library, simply sign-up or log in to Athletics Hub at: http://athleticshub.co.uk

For a taste of the content available in the new Coaching Resource Library watch our short trailer: