Youth Development - how to make the most of Athletics 365 (Penrith)

Youth Development - how to make the most of Athletics 365 (Penrith)

Venue: Penrith Leisure Centre, Southend Rd, Penrith CA11 8JH

Description: Athletics 365 is a multi-event, young people development programme, which introduces athletes to the fundamental skills of athletics. This workshop helps you learn how to make effective use of the award-winning Athletics 365 resources with your athletes. The workshop is ideal for Coaching Assistants, Athletics Coaches, those new to Athletics 365 and/or youth development, established coaches wishing to develop confidence and competence in this area and experienced practitioners wishing to refresh and consolidate their knowledge.

Athletics 365 was launched in 2010 and has now been widely adopted within the UK and is gaining recognition across the world, particularly since winning the European Athletics’ Innovation Overall Prize in 2014.

This practical workshop will cover:

  • How to use the Athletics 365 resource;
  • Practical examples of Athletics 365 in action;
  • How and when to use games or drills to develop skills;
  • Assessing an athletes’ skill stages;
  • How to design inclusive coaching sessions;
  • Planning youth development coaching programmes;

The workshop will be tailored on the day to address the prime needs the audience bring with them on this topic.

Deliverer: Hemant Desai

Hemant Desai Hemant became involved in Athletics following his children's progress from around 1995 and volunteered with Morpeth Harriers & AC in the North East for many years. In 2004 he became a member of the ESAA Local organising Committee, successfully helping deliver seven ESAA Track & Field Championships at Gateshead International Stadium. Hemant since 2008, has been the Athletics Officer and Network Co-ordinator for the Northumberland Athletics Network. He is currently a member of Morpeth Harriers & AC Club Management Committee member, an Athletics Coach and also run an Athletics 365 Academy and lead North East Youth Development Cell. He set up an Athletics Community Group in Morpeth open to anyone from 5yrs to 100yrs who wants to participate in athletics without fear of having to join a competitive side of Clubs Membership. Hemant brings a great mixture of passion for Athletics 365 and youth development and a extensive experience in delivering the programme to athletes as young as 5 years.

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm   This workshop is approximately 3 hours in length and largely practical in nature.

Cost: £20 for UKA licensed Coaches or Leaders, or affiliated Clubs. £40 for not UKA licensed Coaches, or non-affiliated Clubs.

To book: Click here to go direct to booking page; registration closing 15th February 2018

Useful Information:

Coaches to bring any food or drink they require for during the workshop. Some facilities may have a canteen or cafe area, but some will have no areas available to buy refreshments.

The workshop will include practical sessions so please bring suitable clothing i.e. trainers, shorts / tracksuit bottoms.

England Athletics welcome you bringing a video camera/ tablet device to this workshop should you want to film some of the exercises for personal use*. However, some restrictions, or requirements to ‘sign in’ equipment may be in place at some facilities and we ask that you respect the rules concerning recordings in place at venues we use.
*Use of footage is for personal use/ use by your affiliated club only; commercial use or publishing of recordings is not permitted.
Please note though that videos supporting Athletics 365 are available via the Athletics 365 Apps (which are made available to people taking the Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach qualifications).

For more information on Athletics 365, including about the Apps available for iOS and Android devices, please visit:


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