Leading Athletics

Leading Athletics relaunched as an online course

*Update* – new online course available to book now – we are delivering our Leading Athletics practical workshop as a two-part webinar-based series. This new online delivery will incorporate two 1.5 hour sessions. The course is open to anyone aged 14 years and above. Webinar course dates are currently available for:

  • Monday 26 October (session 1)and Wednesday 28 October (session 2):both sessions 6pm to 7.30pm

BOOK NOW: Click here for details and to book online.

If you were previously booked onto a physical Leading Athletics course, postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can choose to transfer to the online course. To request this, please send an email to hcooper@englandathletics.org with details of your original booking, plus the online course dates you’d like to transfer to.

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 Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coaches.

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.

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

Download the Leading Athletics workbook here.

Format: 2 x 1.5 hour online workshops

Cost: £20

Book on to a Leading Athletics online course

Book now for our new webinar-based Leading Athletics course through Athletics Hub.



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.