Derek Easton has been a hugely influential figure coaching at Central AC, leading the club to a number of awards
Great coaches are key to the sport’s recovery post lockdown, by transforming lives and inspiring communities through sport and physical activity.
At scottishathletics, we are pleased to support UK Coaching Week 2021 and the launch of ‘The Great Coaching Comeback’ – a year-long campaign aimed at directly supporting coaches as they return to coaching after pandemic restrictions have been lifted in Scotland and across the UK.
This year we’re calling on partners, sporting bodies, clubs and any other organisations, who recognise the power of the nation’s coaches, to:
‘Coaches and coaching are very much the heartbeat of our sport,’ said Mark Munro, Development Director with UK Athletics.
‘Rightly so, we always talk about putting the athlete(s) first. However, it is those people behind the athlete that make this great sport happen.
‘Coaches are vital to increasing participation, retaining athletes and developing athletes as well rounded ‘people’.
‘It is important that national governing bodies support coaches, recognise the hugely important role they play in our sport, celebrate and promote great coaching at every stage of the athlete pathway.
‘I personally would like to say thank you to each and every one of you.’
The Coaching team at scottishathletics are delighted to confirm further Coach Education dates for learning sessions over the coming months.
These include the Athletics Coach and Coach in Running Fitness qualifications which are scheduled to take place through the summer and into the autumn.
In addition, more Coaching Assistant and Leadership in Running Fitness (Jog Leader) courses have been added for volunteers who missed out on these courses during our Spring Education program.
All course delivery is subject to Coronavirus COVID-19 protection levels and some courses may have to be re-scheduled should protection levels increase.
Additional courses will also be added to the programme – including further Athletics Coach, Coach in Running Fitness and Event Group Coach Integration courses.
In the coming weeks, there are options available in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Grangemouth, Dundee, Livingston and Tranent.
For further details and to book onto a course please review the Coaching pages of this website here