A Coaching Assistant will be insured to take a coaching role working under the supervision of a Coach (Athletics Coach or an existing UKA Level 2 coach or higher), working from a UKA task card or organising a session based on a plan written by the supervising Coach.
Club volunteers aged 16+ looking to get started on the Coach Development Pathway. This course is for those who wish to move towards being an Athletics Coach and to begin to gather experience making coaching decisions.
The course outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Coaching Assistant, how it differs from the Leader and Athletics Coach courses and its position within the Coach Development Pathway.
The basics of movement (biomechanics) will be taught and an introduction to the athletics events will be covered. Identifying the principles that underpin and improve performance as well as applying an athlete centred approach to delivery are among the many areas covered during the weekend. This course can be taken without attending a Leader award, although this progression is encouraged.
Duration: 2 days – a weekend course, usually between 9am – 5pm both days
Cost: Affiliated: £170 Non-Affiliated: £210
Minimum age for attendance: Age 16
Pre course material - please visit Ulearn.
Post course supporting information - please visit Ulearn.