England Athletics News


Sign up now for Marathon Development activities

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.

East Regional Volunteer Award winners

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.

Northwood Academy of Hurdles coaching series

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.

Workshops to help improve your athletes' performances

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.

Safeguarding in Athletics

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.

Athletics Coach qualification - new courses launching soon

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.

New eLearning course ‘Coaching People with a Visual Impairment’

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.