Speed Coach Development

As part of our work to support coach development, a series of coaching opportunities are to be held throughout the winter. These are in addition to other workshops and events available to support coaches working in the areas of athletic development, speed, endurance, jumps and throws.

A range of opportunities are available for speed event coaches throughout the year. These include:

Technical Coaching Clinics

The coaching clinics are designed to help coaches develop a sound understanding of how to coach the event, building on the technical content presented on the Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach Award.

These training and education opportunities are aimed to bring together coaches and their athletes to train and develop expertise in their respective fields of interest.

The sessions will involve practical activities using athletes to demonstrate key coaching points with clear take home messages for both coach and athlete.

Who can attend: Coaches with a Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach Award (or equivalent). Coaches can bring an athlete as a demonstrator on the day.

Who will deliver: The session will be delivered by experienced, national-level coaches who will clearly and simply demonstrate how to develop efficient and effective techniques for sprints and hurdles within a club environment.

Planned workshops


19ESS001 – 09 March 2019. Pitreavie Athletics Stadium                        10.00am to 1.00pm

19WSM001 – 30 March 2019. Emirates Arena                                         10.00am to 1.00pm


19WSH001 – 10 March 2019. Ayrshire Athletics Arena                         10.00am to 1.00pm

19ESH001 – 30 March 2019. Grangemouth Stadium                              10.00am to 1.00pm

To book a place, please click on the course code which will take you to the booking page on uLearn. Please note, coaches will need to sign in to their uLearn portal to complete the booking. Places are free to scottishathletics coach members with a valid coaching licence.

Places will be limited to the first 10 coaches on a first come first serve bases to make sure we can deliver a valuable coach learning experience.

Additional coaching clinics will become available once confirmed.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Darren Ritchie, Head of Coach Development

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