The applications for the Athletics Ireland Level 3 coaching course is now closed and the course is full.
The Level 3 course builds on the experiences of Level 2 & works with the coach on the development of performance coaching, providing coaches with advanced level instruction in their chosen event.
Updated 5/09/2013 - Application deadline for AAI Level 3 course is Friday September 13th 2013.
As with Level 2, the Level 3 syllabus includes event specific elements, but more of the common core elements are now studied with a specific application to the event group context. The Level 2 course is designed to be an introduction to performance coaching for coaches, whilst the Level 3 course is targeted at those who are actively coaching high performance athletes, particularly the coaches working with the Youths & Juniors on the HP Panel.
Coaches will specialise in one of the following event areas:
• Sprints & Hurdles
• Endurance & Race Walking
On completion of the Level 3 course coaches will be able to identify and coach high level and advanced competition models for their specific event or events. They will also be expected to be able to plan and implement macrocycles of training for high level athletes within the context of a multi-year plan. The coach will also be expected to be able to plan and implement a series of appropriate training sessions within the context of an annual training plan. These plans should lead to the achievement of potential, elite performance and competitive results.
Entry to Level 3 is open to coaches who have completed and passed their Level 2 and have been actively coaching at a high level for at least one year. Priority on the course will be given to those coaches working with HP athletes. On completion of the course, there will be both practical and written exams.
Coaches who attend the full course and pass all the assessments will be awarded with AAI Level 3 and IAAF Level 4 Coaching Certificates. As this course will be delivered by IAAF and AAI Tutors, it will follow the duration and content as set forth by the IAAF.
5 days of theory common to all event areas:
Weds October 30th to Sunday November 3rd 2013
8 days (divided into 5 days and 3 days) of event specific work, assessments & exams
Weds February 19th 2014 to Sun February 23rd and 3 final days TBC
Coaches will also be assessed applying the knowledge in a training and a competition environment outside the course hours.
Registered AAI Coaches to apply by sending a Coaching CV and Letter of application by email with ‘LEVEL 3 APPLICATION’ in the subject line please….to Jacqui Freyne, Director of Coaching Development firstname.lastname@example.org