The next set of Regional Coach Athlete Technical Workshops will be held on 14 October and you can book now. With the following events to be held on 11 November you can also put the date in your diary now.
England Athletics is pleased to announce details of this winter's marathon development weekends and workshops which were successfully launched last year. These weekends and workshops will once again provide a tremendous opportunity for athletes and coaches looking to develop their performance level at the marathon.
The first of the England Athletics regonal Volunteer Awards were presented last weekend during our Age Group championships in Bedford. All 10 East Region winners received their awards on the Sunday in front of their colleagues, athletes, coaches, officials and spectators.
Following the success of the Female Coach Connectivity Events last year the UK Coaching Talent and Performance Team invite female coaches to their four Events in September and October 2018. The Connectivity events provide coaches with the opportunity to meet likeminded coaches and share coaching stories.
In this world of ever advancing tech, do we make the most of what is available to us? The England Athletics endurance conference - hosted by the SW Endurance network aims to explore available technology in; health, nutrition, physical preparation, biomechanics, injury, planning, and performance prediction.
We are pleased to announce the Northwood Academy of Hurdles coaching series. Five sessions over the next few months provide the opportunity for coaches to work in small teams, enabling them to share ideas whilst working with athletes of their selected age group. The emphasis is on the technical development of hurdlers but other aspects of athlete development, e.g. strength and conditioning - will also figure.
Our Movement Skills workshops blend theory and practical, are designed to stimulate a better understanding of the crucial movement patterns that underpin all running, jumping and throwing activities that form the basis of athletics. Then, to propose interventions that are not only designed to improve an athlete's performance, but also to minimise the occurrence of injury.
All clubs want to provide a safe and secure environment for their members. This new safeguarding course has been developed by UKA Welfare Team in partnership with EduCare Ltd. Specifically created for athletics, it provides an understanding of what safeguarding is when it comes to children, young people and vulnerable adults in athletics.
Following the successful launch of the new Athletics Coach courses in April there have been in excess of 150 coaches attend the courses country-wide. With another round of courses due to launch from September we are confident this will increase over the coming months and lead to more coaches, in specific event groups, at club level.
British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course 'Coaching People with a Visual Impairment'. This new course raises awareness of the crucial role coaches' play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity, complementing UK Coaching's 'Person-centred' principle of great coaching.