Within the England Athletics framework for club and coach development and we are seeking to develop best practice in inclusive athletics through the integration of inclusive practice into our core programmes aimed at clubs and coaches.
Through our team of local Club Support Managers we are working to ensure that clubs and coaches are receiving the relevant information, skills and knowledge to enable them to plan, provide and access fully integrated and appropriate opportunities for disabled people in athletics.
Inclusive Coaching Guidance Documents (Ambulant and wheelchair)
These guidance documents provide detailed support for coaches working with disabled athletes and those interested in developing their knowledge. 2 resources are available covering guidance for ambulant athletes (sprints, jumps, throws and endurance) and wheelchair athletes (seated throws and wheelchair racing). The documents cover topics such as classification, eligible events, event specific rules and adaptations linked to Athletics 365. The guidance documents can be found on uCoach, please click here.
Wheelchair Racing Online module
The Athletics Coach Wheelchair Racing qualification builds on the Athletics Coach qualification and provides a basic introduction to Wheelchair Racing for those coaches working with athletes at the multi-event stage of the UKA athlete development pathway (typically 12-15 years old). Click here to find out more and see course dates (just click on the search button there to look for all courses).
UK Disability Inclusion Training: Athletics / Running online module
This is a general awareness module to support clubs and coaches to include disabled people in athletics and running. The module takes just a couple of hours and is for anyone who is involved in an athletics or running club/group who wants to know more about including disabled people in our sport. The module is ideally designed for people who have little or no experience of working with disabled people and who aren’t necessarily working with disabled people already.
- The online theory module costs just £20 for England Athletics affiliated members and can be accessed by visiting www.ulearnathletics.com/module/131
Parallel Success Coach and Athlete Talent Introduction Days
Parallel Success is the name of the British Athletics Para Athletics programme which aims to identify, develop, prepare and support potential Paralympians towards World Class level. British Athletics host a range of activities across the country to help inspire and get new athletes into Para Athletics. In addition, they work closely with England Athletics to help grow Para Athletics at grassroots level. Click below to find more specific information.
- Para Athletics Induction Days
- Event Academy
- Talent Development
- Futures Academy Athletes
- Para Athletics Potential Podium Athletes
- Para Athletics Podium Athletes
Impairment Specific Factsheets
Sports Coach UK and the NDSOs have developed a handy set of Impairment Specific Coaching Awareness Factsheets.
Click here to download them from their website.
British Sign Language (BSL) videos for Athletics
32 BSL athletics video clips are available on uCoach to support leaders and coaches to communicate with deaf participants along with some generic videos for sport. The videos have been created in partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and show some signs for basic athletics words and phrases such as ‘run’, ‘jump’ and ‘throw’.
- Click here for general BSL videos for athletics
- For more BSL information and resources see www.DeafBooks.co.uk.