scottishathletics always places a big emphasis on coach education and improving the skills of the coaching ‘workforce’ around the country.
That’s why our programme of courses continues almost throughout the year as we urge volunteers to take qualifications and then take that learning back to our clubs.
It’s also #CoachingWeek across the UK this week with scottishathletics sharing material from UK Athletics to encourage, support and spotlight the dedication and commitment of our coaches.
We are already working to create our autumn programme of coach qualification courses and those opportunities will be published in due course.
As it stands, there are three courses coming up over the next few weeks that offer you the chance to start your coaching journey in Glasgow, Livingston or Motherwell.
The Coaching Assistant course is over two days while the jogscotland Jog Leader courses are on a single day.
No experience is required to take these courses, but you must be over the age of 16.
Coaching Assistant course in Glasgow on Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July:
Jogscotland Jog Leader course on Saturday 22 June:
Jogscotland Jog Leader course in Motherwell on Sunday 23 June:
Over the past weekend, scottishathletics were delighted to have no fewer than 43 candidates attend their Level 2 assessments.
These were over four different courses at Kilmarnock, Grangemouth and Aberdeen – where they passed the Athletics Coach course and at Aviemore – where they passed the Coach in Running Fitness course.
As it transpired, those 43 candidates were from 21 clubs from the length and breadth of Scotland.
So big well done to those (newly-qualified) coaches at:
Perth Strathtay Harriers; North Ayrshire AC; Giffnock North AC; Greenock Glenpark; Inverclyde AC; Whitemoss AAC; VP-Glasgow; Linlithgow AC
Lothian RC; Central AC; Fife AC; Elgin; Insch Trail RC; Aberdeen AAC; Arbroath & Dist. AC; Metro Aberdeen RC; Alness Jog Scotland
Newmachar Running Group; North Highland Harriers; Deeside Runners; Gairloch Road Runners
With thanks to Alison Grey
Congratulations to Andy MacLean and Ian Hanley who have successfully completed the UKA Athletics Coach Qualification with @scotathletics in Kilmarnock. They want to thank Stevie McLoone and the coach tutors for their help over previous 3 months. pic.twitter.com/oEeQjLlwOj
— Greenock Glenpark Harriers (@GGHarriers) May 31, 2019