NEWS FLASH
  • Matt Lockett appointed as Athletics Ireland’s National Endurance Coordinator

  • Lecky soars to world silver

  • Historic world silver relay run

  • Juvenile championships off to a great start

  • Women’s relay team speed to world final

Assistant Coach

Aim

The aim of the assistant coach course is to give some basic skills to the beginner coach to help assist a more senior coach in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes. It is an introduction to coaching in three key event areas, Running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).

Content

  • The content for this course includes;
  • group coaching skills and identifying ways to make coaching sessions fun
  • Fun and functional warm ups and cool downs
  • Safety in Athletics, including Child Welfare
  • Rules of key events
  • Communicating with young athletes and giving effective feedback.
  • Basic Running skills
  • Basic Long Jump Skills
  • Basic Shot Putt skills

DurationThis is a course over 1 day (8 hours)

Entry RequirementsThe Assistant Coach Course is open to all those 16 years or over.

Assessment/ Qualification: There is no exam.

Cost:  €60- Included in the price for this course is an Athletics Ireland Assistant Coach Manual.

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