Saturday 18th May UK Athletics Coaching Assistant Qualification (Track & Field) at Swansea

Saturday 18th May 2024 9am to 5pm at Swansea University, SA2 8QB. UK Athletics Coaching Assistant Qualification (Track & Field).
Swansea Harriers is looking for new volunteers please, to support the coaching of the U11 to U17 introductory groups in the club, of which there are often up to 250 athletes to cater for. If this is something that appeals and you would like to get involved with the coaching team, please speak to any of our coaches on a club night, who can give you more details of what the course and volunteering entails, and how the club will support you through the process practically and financially.
Cost: Affiliated: £190 Non-Affiliated: £230 (course cost have changed and now include the mandatory training module for Safeguarding and Basic First Aid).
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.
Duration: 1 Day with classroom and practical activities
Online & Practical: 4 online modules (modules 1-3 approximately 2 hours long + module 4 approximately 3 hours long) + 1 day practical (9am-5pm).
Requirements: Minimum age for attendance is 16. Complete the mandatory training module including Safeguarding in Athletics and Basic First Aid.