England Athletics are pleased to announce that they will be holding their second National Jumps workshop for coaches. The event will cover long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault workshops - including theory and practical sessions and video analysis.
It is a requirement that coaches, officials and volunteers in certain roles in athletics hold a current DBS check through UKA. We explain the importance of these checks and how systems have been put in place to help getting your DBS check done or updated as straight forward as possible.
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.
We would encourage all athletes and coaches to read the UKA statement regarding the use of supplements. This statement sets out UKA's supplements position and provides clear advice to athletes, and those who support them, on how to reduce the real risk of inadvertent doping posed by supplement use.
Does your club have leaders or coaches dedicated to improving their athlete's performance, or looking for fresh ideas for their coaching sessions at your club? England Athletics have a series of movement skills workshops this winter aimed at assisting athletics and running coaches / leaders.
Dudley Garner scooped the award for RunTogether Leader of the Year at our recent National Volunteer Awards. He shares with us his inspiring story that led him to this great achievement.
At England Athletics helping to improve the experience volunteers have in our sport really matters to us. To help with this, we want to hear your ideas about how we can help to make it better. If you are involved in volunteering, in any role, we'd really appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill in a short survey.Your answers will help us to establish what better support we can provide to help you in your role.
Our National Endurance Conference took place in Exeter over the weekend with the theme 'How to Win - the development of power and speed for endurance.' Delegates enjoyed a mix of workshops, practicals, discussion and networking sessions and were able to listen to and informally have discussions with distinguished and knowledgeable speakers.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list, which is updated at least annually, identifies substances and methods which athletes are prohibited from using under the anti-doping rules. The 2018 version of this list which comes into effect on 1 January 2018 is now available. Athletes and coaches should make themselves aware of this list and where they can find further anti-doping information.
With our coach development workshops now well underway, we report from the first Midlands Coach and Athlete Development Day held in Nottingham and run by Rob Careless, our Regional Coaching Lead for Throws (Midlands). It was packed with discussion, debate and practical sessions relating to Planning and Physical Preparation as well as technical sessions delivered by leading national coaches. The event was part of this autumn and winter's coach development activity.