Coaching Assistant


A Coaching Assistant will be insured to take a coaching role working under the supervision of a Coach (Athletics Coach or an existing UKA Level 2 coach or higher), working from a UKA task card or organising a session based on a plan written by the supervising Coach.

Target Audience

Club volunteers aged 16+ looking to get started on the Coach Development Pathway. This course is for those who wish to move towards being an Athletics Coach and to begin to gather experience making coaching decisions.

Course Overview

The course outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Coaching Assistant, how it differs from the Leader and Athletics Coach courses and its position within the Coach Development Pathway.

The basics of movement (biomechanics) will be taught and an introduction to the athletics events will be covered. Identifying the principles that underpin and improve performance as well as applying an athlete centred approach to delivery are among the many areas covered during the weekend. This course can be taken without attending a Leader award, although this progression is encouraged.

Course Details

Duration: 2 days – a weekend course, usually between 9am – 5pm both days

Cost: Affiliated: £170   Non-Affiliated: £210

Minimum age for attendance: Age 16

Pre course material - please visit Ulearn.

Post course
supporting information - please visit Ulearn. 

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

  • WAG
  • SCW
  • UKA