UKA event group coach

Description

The Event Group Coach (EGC) Qualification is designed to provide licensed athletics coaches with a greater understanding and awareness of the issues involved with coaching athletes at the Event Group Development stage of the athlete development pathway.

The course is currently available with content aimed at each of the four event group areas – sprints and hurdles, jumps, throws and endurance. In the future this will be expanded to include combined events and wheelchair racing.

Coaches who undertake this course will develop their technical knowledge and expertise across the individual events that make up each of the event areas:

  • Sprints and Hurdles: Short and Long Sprints and Hurdles
  • Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump*, High Jump and Pole Vault*
  • Throws: Shot Putt, Discus*, Javelin and Hammer*
  • Endurance: Middle/Long Distance, Steeplechase, Race Walking

* Coaches will be required to complete the online knowledge test for the add-on modules in triple jump, pole vault, hammer and discus. Pole Vault, Hammer and Discus also require a practical safety assessment to gain these qualifications.

To book a practical assessment for Pole Vault, Hammer or Discuss, please contact Jim Goldie.

During the qualification, candidates will be asked to consider, plan for and adapt training to meet the needs of individuals who have a range of abilities, experiences and fundamental movement skills regardless of their chronological age.

The EGC qualification has two components:

  1. An online learning component, which coaches can work their way through at their own pace. A thorough understanding of all the information presented online will ensure all candidates are at the same level and can get the most out of the second part of the qualification. To ensure all candidates study the material, a short multiple choice test must be completed online at the end of every module. (£75 per Event Group)
  2. A single integration day during which coaches will come together to discuss how to integrate the information they have studied online into a training plan for an athlete at the event group development stage of the athlete development pathway. (£75 per Integration Day)

Candidates embarking on this course must do so in the knowledge that it will require a significant investment in terms of time to complete the online learning component.

However, with the exception of the multiple choice tests at the end of every module of the online component, there is no assessment of actual coaching practice during this award.

Who is this qualification for?

The Event Group Coach qualification is for those coaches working with athletes at the Event Group development stage (typically 15-19 years old) and all applicants should be actively involved with groups and have access to event group development stage athletes to get the most out of the qualification.

The qualification can also be completed by coaches at UKA Level 3 and 4 as a part of their Continual Professional Development (CPD) Once completed the qualification will be added to their UKA License.

Prerequisites and progression

Candidates should have a minimum of an old UKA Level 2 award in any discipline except Children in Athletics or a new Athletics Coach or Coach in Running Fitness (EGC Endurance only) award. Candidates who do not have the required pre-requisite qualifications will have their applications rejected.

A full list of eligible awards is available in the UCoach Event Group FAQ.

For further information, contact Jim Goldie.

To book a course, log in to http://www.ulearnathletics.com/site/index

 

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