As we have mentioned previously the club has needed more coaches for some time. Again, we are asking parents, especially parents of our younger athletes, who may have an interest in coaching athletics to consider taking a UKA course. The courses usually take place over a weekend and all costs are met by the club for those who can commit to coaching at least one of the Monday or Wednesday sessions.
Who should go on this course?
Anyone aged 16 or over, who is interested in taking the first step into a coaching pathway and wants to understand the fundamental technical principles of coaching.
How many days will it take?
Two days (normally delivered over the course of one weekend) with no assessment.
What will I learn?
The technical coaching knowledge to underpin running, jumping and throwing activities. You’ll then learn how to apply these principles into a number of fun and exciting practical examples.
Topics covered include: Understanding fundamental movement skills, introduction to Athletics 365, delivering warm up and cool downs, coaching through fun, safe and enjoyable games, delivering speed work and endurance based activities, understanding the mechanics of jumping and throwing and the principles of session planning.
What will I be able to do?
By attending the Coaching Assistant course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to deliver effective and engaging club sessions using task cards and session plans. Coaching Assistants will be insured to assist in the delivery of all aspects of a session whilst being supervised by a qualified Coach at the same venue.
Coaching Assistant Courses