Coaching News


England Athletics supports Coaches to attend European Hurdles and Jumps Convention

Thanks to England Athletics and European Athletics, and specifically the on-site management and hosting of Swedish Athletics, Falun, Sweden was the venue for the European Hurdles and Jumps Convention last week. Femi Akinsanya, Jade Surman, Guy Spencer, Piotr Spas, Zac Kerin, James Hillier, John Shepherd and Graham Pilkington made up the England Athletics coach delegate team.

Save the date - Our first Volunteer Conference scheduled for February

We are extremely proud to announce that we are hosting our very first conference for volunteers! Our conference will be an interactive day, with opportunity to hear from leading experts, England Athletics staff and volunteers covering topics from how to involve more volunteers, how to develop and progress within your role, through to how to being more resilient or making change happen locally.

Watch the video compilation of our Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards night

England Athletics are pleased to publish our 2017 Hall of Fame and national Volunteer Awards evening video compilation. This was our 10th year of volunteer awards - that's 10 years of celebrating the outstanding contribution volunteers across England give to make our sport happen. On the same night we inducted a number of Athletics Greats into our Hall of Fame. You can view this short video and bring back memories from the night or see what you missed!

National Jumps workshop for coaches: 26th November

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.

The Importance of DBS checks

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.

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.

Use of Supplements - UKA Clean athletics guidance

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.

Perfecting movement - better than volume of movement

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.

National Endurance Conference a fantastic event for all

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.