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New online Coaching Resource Library launched on Athletics Hub

08/04/2020 00:00, In Blog /

Welsh Athletics is delighted to announce the launch of the brand new online Coaching Resource Library available through the Athletics Hub platform.

The Coaching Resource Library forms a key part of Welsh Athletics' mission to support the development of coaches in Wales by providing a diverse range of streaming video and text-based coaching materials. Athletics Hub Coaching resources are accessible to all affiliated coaches and leaders as part of a collaborative approach by British Athletics and in partnership with the other Home Country Athletics Federations.

Once logged in to Athletics Hub, existing users will be served up with a selection of high-quality video content on the My Dashboard tab as well as being able to access and browse the resources, split into event groups, via the Coaching Resources tab. Brand new users can also access the resources through the Coaching Resources tab and, as they use the platform more, the system will start to serve up recommended videos into their My Dashboard tab.

Within Athletics Hub, coaches will be able to define their preference area by event or subject, which will result in that material being pushed to the coach on the website. Coaches can also ‘favourite’ content that they have watched in order to save it for repeated viewing. In addition, the site uses intuitive technology which will enable it to push suggested coaching resources to users based on content they have viewed or in line with qualifications or coaching development courses that they book onto. As a result, the site is designed to ‘talk’ to coaches and ensure maximum relevance tailored to each individual user.

The new Coaching Resource Library includes a range of content covering each of the core event groups – Speed, Endurance, Jumps and Throws. Videos available in the library include presentations from World Class coaches and sports psychologists as well as resources focused on disability athletics, combined events, movement skills and youth coaching. Along with new material, the library will also include top quality and re-edited archive coaching videos. Text-based materials will be added in the coming weeks.

Recognising that coaches are often on the move and away from home, the Coaching Resource Library is optimised to work on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. New content will be released on a monthly basis in order to continually expand the resources available within the library and ensure coaches can benefit from fresh material throughout the year.

Zoe Brown, Coach Development Coordinator, said: “We’re very happy to be able to offer our coaches in Wales access to the HCAF resource library on Athletics Hub as we continue to find new ways to assist the development of our coaches. This is an intuitive  platform that is bespoke to a user’s preference, once they have completed their interests requirements.  This means that at the touch of a button coaches can access event group specific video content  or read text-based material to supplement their coaching practice.