Sign-up for our Coach Support Programme

Friday 10th March 2017

Coach Development

scottishathletics are now accepting applications from coaches who wish to be considered for the new Coach Support Programme (formerly known as Coach Apprentice 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 who 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

We are accepting applications from 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:

*Movement Dynamics Resources (Video player & Text books)

*scottishathletics Athlete Development Manual and Coaching Syllabus

*Structured and augmented ongoing support

The expectations of coaches accepted on the programme should be:

*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

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Applicants are asked to please return the completed application form to by Friday 17 March 2017 by 5pm

CSP Application Form

Or by post marked confidential to:

Joanne Dennis; scottishathletics; Caledonia House; South Gyle; EDINBURGH; EH12 9DQ

Informal interviews will commence on week beginning 3 April 2017

If you have any queries please contact Darren Ritchie on 07825507425 or


*Application form deadline on 17 March 2017 by 5pm

*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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