Coach support programme

The Coach Support Programme (CSP) is a formal coach development programme, developing knowledge and understanding of athletic development and physical preparation, technical development and the planning of these elements.

Coaches that are successful in accessing the programme will initially commit for one year. They will benefit from an annual review with scottishathletics to track their progress and plan their required support for the following 12 months.

The aims of the programme:

  • Raise standards of coaching practice across the coaching pathway in Scotland
  • Address gaps in technical, physical preparation and planning expertise
  • Identify and develop key people to deliver future coach development opportunities

To be considered for the programme, scottishathletics are looking for coaches with the following qualities:

  • Open and growth mindset
  • Positive coaching environment
  • Coaching a group of developing athletes, showing evidence of good practice
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work closely with other coaches
  • Willingness to work with a designated coach to progress one’s own coaching expertise and skill set
  • Previous athlete experience will also be considered

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits from the programme:

  • Receive Movement Dynamics Resources (video player and text books)
  • Receive scottishathletics Athlete Development Manual and Coaching Syllabus
  • Structured and augmented ongoing support

The expectations and opportunities for coaches accepted on the programme:

  • Commitment to actively participate in the Coach Support Programme
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the professional development of your coaching practice
  • Support future coaches going through the Coach Support Programme
  • Attend and support the National Coaching Conference
  • Undergo a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check

Applications are now open. Applicants are asked to please return the completed application form to joanne.dennis@scottishathletics.org.uk by Friday 17 March 2017 by 5pm

Notes for 2017:
Application form deadline by 5pm on 17 March 2017
Informal interviews commence week beginning 3 April 2017
Programme commences with successful applicants expected to attend the AD&PP I course on 29/30 April at Grangemouth

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