Wanted: Coaches to help with the beginners and event specific groups in the club

Swansea Harriers is fortunate to have a large team of volunteer coaches that help week in week out in the club throughout the year and in all weather. We are looking to re grow our team of volunteer coaches since Covid 19, fortunately there is a one day course at home on Saturday 20th May from 9am to 5pm. This Coaching Assistant Coaching Qualification is the first step onto the coaching pathway. 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 day.

Furthermore, the course includes a Mandatory Training Module, including First Aid Training and Safeguarding Certificate. The Mandatory Training Module needs to be completed to receive your licence.

Duration: Online Modules (self-paced, ideally completed before the course) + 1 day practical

Cost: £190 Affiliated £230 Non-Affiliated including Mandatory Safeguarding and First Aid Training (note the club will refund course costs once your licence has been issued and a commitment to volunteering has been made)

Course Code: WACA23.1

Location: Swansea University Sports Park SA2 8QB

Closing Date for registration: 18th May 2023 (or when filled to capacity) to book click here.

Please speak to any of our coaches in the club for more details if you’d like to become part of the team or phone our coaching coordinator on 078 94 57 35 55 for more information.

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).

This qualification is aimed at Club volunteers, aged 16 and over, 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.

This course covers the basic fundamentals of movement with an introduction to the key principles of athletics; running, jumping, throwing and also includes wheelchair racing, over obstacles, as well as race walking. Also covered is the identification of the principles that underpin and improve performance, applying an athlete centred approach to delivery and a basic introduction to the energy systems. You will learn how to implement the best practice principles for organisation, group management and safety in a changing environment. In the practical element of the course you will use and develop appropriate session plans, practice coaching followed by peer review and develop technical awareness and skills.

When you have completed the course and received your Coaching Assistant licence you will be assisting in the delivery of athletics coaching sessions under the supervision of a qualified Coach. For participants under 18 years of age, this will mean ‘direct’ supervision, whereas for 18 years and above this will be ‘indirect’ supervision.