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Level 1 Community Athletics Coaching Courses

Sun 20th May Level 1 Community Athletics Coach - WAAS - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 24th June Level 1 Community Athletics Coach - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 29th July Level 1 Community Athletics Coach - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 19th August Level 1 Community Athletics Coach - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 16th Sept Level 1 Community Athletics Coach - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 21st Oct Level 1 Community Athletics Coach - To register CLICK HERE

 

 

IAAF Kids Athletics Upskilling Coaching Courses (Sporting Schools)

Note: PE teachers are eligible to enter directly into the Kids Athletics Program

 

Sat 12th May IAAF Kids Athletics 9-1pm - WAAS - To register CLICK HERE

Sat 18th August IAAF IAAF Kids Athletics 9-1pm - To register CLICK HERE

 

Level 2 Intermediate Community Coaching Courses

Sat/Sun 9/10th June Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach - To register CLICK HERE

Sat/Sun 8/9th Sept Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach - To register CLICK HERE

 

Level 2 Advanced Part A Coaching Courses

Sat 23rd June Level 2 Advanced Event Group Specific (AEGS)  Part A  - To register CLICK HERE

 

Level 2 Advanced Part B Coaching Courses

Sun 6th May Level 2 Advanced Part B Middle Distance/Long Distance - WAAS - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 27th May Level 2 Advanced Part B Sprints Relays & Hurdles - To register CLICK HERE

 

Level 1 Run Leader Coaching Courses

Sun 22nd July Level 1  Recreational Run Leader - To register CLICK HERE

 

Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coaching Courses

Sat 21st July Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach - To register CLICK HERE

Sun 14th Oct Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach - To register CLICK HERE

 

Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coaching Courses

Sat 19th May Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running  -  Day 1 - WAAS - To Register CLICK HERE

Sat 26th May Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running   - Day 2 - WAAS

 

Little Athletics Centres and Clubs & Senior Clubs
Clubs and Centres are encouraged to email Athletics WA at info@waathletics.org.au if you would like to host a coaching course at your Centre. Minimum numbers are required. Please contact the office for further information.

 

Coach Registration/Renewal

Login here to renew your annual coach accreditation and find your certificate of currency 

For those who wish to apply for Recognition for Current Competence (RCC) contact the coach accreditation administrator on coachaccreditation@athletics.org.au

Coach Youtube Page

Click here to watch Athletics WA's Youtube Coach's playlist

Coach Education

Overview of the Athletics Coach Accreditation Framework

The Athletics Coach Accreditation Framework is designed to progressively introduce the coaching skills required to develop athletes from beginner to elite. In this way the coaching pathway mimics the athlete’s pathway.  The framework is designed to allow coaches of all levels to master their coaching, be it at the beginner level or the advanced level.

The skills delivered at each level are significant to that level of athlete.  For example, those coaching beginner athletes need to know how to coach the basic fundamental skills for that level, without giving them too many complex skills. Mastering the fundamentals is the most important task of a beginner athlete, laying a foundation for further development of technical skills.

Additionally, coaches of school age children would want to be a master of the skills delivered at Level 2.  Those who are preparing athletes for State and National Championships would be utilizing the skills presented at the Level 3 and above courses.

 

Course Descriptions

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

This is the entry level for all Accredited Athletic Coaches.  The fundamental skills of running, jumping & throwing are introduced as well as exploring how to engage athletes in long term participation and how to coach skills to beginner athletes.

This qualification is certified by the Australian Sports Commission and allows participants to be nationally accredited as part of the National Coach Accreditation Scheme.  This accreditation is transferable to other sports.

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course and further develops coaches understanding of how to coach fundamental skills and drills. This level supports coaches to understand the basic technical models for the Track & Field events held at club and school level competitions.

Level 2 Advanced Coach – Event Group Specific

Level 2 Advanced Coach gives coaches the opportunity to specialise in an event group of Sprints, Relays & Hurdles, Middle Distance, Jumps, Throws or Walks. In addition to further exploring the technical model of the event group, the basics of body weight strength & conditioning and program planning is taught.

Level 3 Specialist Advanced Coach – Event Group Specific

This course further develops the concepts introduced in level 2 advanced as well as introducing strength and conditioning in the gymnasium and nutrition.

Level 4-5

These advanced levels will give coaches a deeper understanding of their event groups as well as biomechanics & nutrition for developing high performance athletes.

Recreational Running Coach Education

Overview of the Recreational Running Coach Framework

In addition to the Athletics Coach Accreditation framework Athletics Australia has designed coaching courses for people training runners for fun runs, half marathons, marathons and ultra marathons. This course is particularly useful for personal trainers who are looking to move into the endurance and long run training space.

Course Descriptions 

Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach

This course trains coaches to develop the fundamental technical and strategic skills for runners training for 5km through to ultra-marathon events.  It covers topics such as warm ups, session planning and designing training programs.

The course also develops the coach’s skills in managing groups of varied skill levels from novice through to elite.

Pre requisite for the course is the Athletics Australia Level 1 Community Coach course.  RCC for Level 1 is available for qualified cert 3 or 4 personal trainers who are taking the Recreational Running Coach pathway.  Those applying for RCC are required to do so at least two weeks prior to the course to allow for processing.

Level 2 Advanced Coach – Recreational Running

Level 2 Advanced further develops the concepts introduced at the intermediate course as well as introducing the areas of advanced programming, diet and nutritional guidance, running technique and injury management.

Coaching resources

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Upcoming Coaching Courses

2018 Potential Athlete Development Squad

2018 Potential Athlete Development Squad

2018 Potential Athlete Development Squad

For more information and Registration Click Here

Squad Training Days:

Squad training days are planned for the following dates and times (subject to confirmation from VenuesWest):

  • Saturday 26th May 2018 (1pm to 5pm)
  • Sunday 24th June 2018 (12.30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 15th July 2018 (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • Sunday 12th August (12:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 16th September (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • Sunday 21st October (12:30pm to 4:00pm)

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AWA State Long Course Cross Country Championships

Perry Lakes Reserve Sunday 1 July 2018

AWA State Long Course Cross Country Championships

Perry Lakes Reserve - near Hockey Club Rooms

First event at 8.30am

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State Winter Walks Championships Sunday 29 July 2018

Shelley foreshore

State Walks Championships Sunday 29 July 2018

Contact Stephen Stingemore Stephen.s@waathletics.org.au for further information

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Half Marathon State Championships - Sunday 5 August 2018

WA Marathon Club Rooms

 WA State Half Marathon Championships Sunday 5 August 2018

Hosted by the WA Marathon Club

See WA Marathon Club website for full details

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