The Athletics Leader course will take one day to complete with no formal assessment.
The Athletics Leader course is targeted at those who wish to work primarily with the U11, U13s and u15 age groups in an induction orientated environment, working with modified equipment.
An Athletics Leader will be insured to lead a focussed component of a session, will know how to organise activities and will provide a safe environment for young athletes to develop. Athletics Leaders will be required to lead activity whilst under the direct supervision of a Coach (Athletics Coach or an existing UKA Level 2 coach or higher).
Leaders will organise activity delivered from an activity card or session plan supplied to them by the supervising coach. Direct supervision means that the supervising coach must be within visual and auditory range.
Volunteers aged 16+ that want to start helping with club development groups and have some experience of working with children.
The course is a full day (usually 9am – 5pm) with a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, although the majority of the day will take place in a practical environment. There is an element of physical activity throughout the day so you should come dressed for light exercise.
Throughout the day you will be expected to actively engage in all sessions. You will be expected to lead groups organising task card activities and act as athletes whilst others are leading. There will be both a morning and afternoon break and a 45 minute lunch break.
Important: If there are any medical reasons why you cannot take part in activity you should highlight this on your application form and also let the tutors know at the beginning of the day.
Duration: 1 day (usually 9am – 5pm)
Cost: £90 per person
Minimum age for attendance: Age 16
For further details and post course supporting material please visit UCoach.