The athletics leader coaching course will take place on Saturday 6th of October from 9.30-5pm in the Finn Valley Centre.
Athletics Leader focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children. The aim of the Athletics Leader course is to provide club leaders, teachers, parents and club members with the skills and tools to manage and lead an Athletics Programme in their club or school. The content focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young children. It is aimed at those who want to coach or assist in their local club or school. The course focuses primarily on developing athleticism through games designed to improve agility, balance and co-ordination and is very practical in nature.
The content for this course includes;
•Group coaching skills and identifying ways to make the coaching sessions fun
•The use of small hurdles and obstacles, running, jumping, throwing games
•Games to provide fun in developing fitness
•Developing an awareness of the growing child and the implications on fitness activities
•Games to develop speed and reaction, using acceleration and change of direction
•The ethics of coaching including topics such as winning v’s. Involvement and recognising the importance of individual improvement
•Practical sessions on running and agility, balance, jumping, co-ordination throwing and catching
•Planning a session and developing a programme
This is a course over 1 day (8 hours)
Athletics Leader is open to all those who are 16 years or over
There is no exam.
Cost €60 - Included in the price for this course is the Athletics Leader manual full of fun games and activities for use with young athletes
A limited number of places on this course –closing date for applications 3rd October 2012
How to make application
On line at Course Registration
or contact Eamon Harvey 087 2797548, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org