Coaches - get ready for 2018

Coaches - get ready for 2018

Whatever event group, age or level of athlete you coach we have some great opportunities for coaches coming up before the end of the year. We've had some fantastic events already this winter and look forward to seeing you at the workshops and events over the next few weeks.

These include workshops of benefit for those coaching speed, endurance events, jumps, throws and youth development, as well as other specific opportunities relating to events including Steeplechase, Marathon and Race Walking.

See more information below:

Speed workshops and activities

The Regional Coach and Athlete Workshops cover 100m to 400m, sprint and long hurdles. A 1.5 hour theory session on managing athletes in a training environment then a 1.5 hour practical session - with event specialist to identify key principles to add value and context to your coaching. These workshops are a two part series.

If you have not previously attended a movement skills workshop we would also recommend these as a great way of helping you work with your athletes to move more quickly, generate greater force and reducing the risks of injury.

Go to to view a range of workshops and events for speed coaches. Or see to find out more.

Endurance workshops and activities

Regional Coach and Athlete Workshops are being held with workshops looking at specific areas for endurance coaches looking to develop their athletes. Subjects covered across thse workshops will include topics such as Competition planning, Physical preparation, Planning periodisation, Workloads - how much is appropriate and when to increase, Psychology sports performance, Biomechanics drills, and Work, rest ratios cycles.

For coaches who want to work with their athletes to refine their technique, improve speed, and reduce the risk of injury the movement skills workshops are ideal.

We also have specific opportunities relating to steeplechase, marathon and race walking that you can access.

Go to to see the opportunities for endurance coaches. Or see for more information about our work with endurance coaches.

Marathon Programme

England Athletics have a new marathon programme that will support coaches and athletes with the aim of significantly raising the depth of performance at this event. We know that we can only do this in partnership with the coaches, clubs and athletes. This includes two performance group weekends in the Forest of Dean, the first of which on the first weekend of December is now booked up but another follows in February, and you can book now for a series of evening workshops focussed on marathon preparation.

To find out more about the Marathon Programme please click here - this includes details for Nick Anderson who is leading on this work.

To see more about the Performance Group weekends and the Marathon Preparation Evenings, and to book on these events, please click here.

Steeplechase programme

England Athletics is running a series of coach and athlete training days for all interested in steeplechase.

Helen Clitheroe will be working with leading steeplechase coaches and will be organising these days with the aim of providing practical advice and training tips to coaches and athletes looking to transfer into and develop in the event.


Details are published in our events section here as events are announced

Race Walk programme

England Athletics will run a series of coach and athlete training and development camps at the National Race Walking Centre in Leeds. In addition, we will run a series of ‘taster sessions’ and regional coach and athlete activities.


Details are published in our events section here as events are announced

Throws workshops and activities

As part of the Regional Coach and Athlete Development series England Athletics are hosting regional coach and athlete development workshops covering discus, shot, javelin, and hammer. These workshops are aimed at coaches who have completed the Athletics Coach qualification or the old Level 2 and above. This winter has also seen the European Throws conference heading for Loughborough.

Go to for details on what is available for throws coaches. Or to find out more about our work with throws coaches please see

Jumps workshops and activities

The Regional Coach and Athlete workshops are covering Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump aimed at Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach level. A theory session on physical preparation and planning followed by a practical session.

Fundamental movement workshops to enable coaches to work with their athletes to to move more quickly, generate greater force and reduce the risks of injury are also available.

Please go to for details of events for jumps coaches. Or see for details of our work with Jumps coaches.

Youth Development

In addition to youth development coaches being able to access event specific and fundamental movement skills workshops we also have specific events for those who work with young athletes.

Go to to see the opportunities available for youth development coaches.

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