Throws 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 throws 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 throws within a club environment.

Planned workshops

Shot Put

17ESP001 – Saturday 25 November 2017. Grangemouth Stadium.       10am to 1pm

17NSP001 – Saturday 2 December 2017. Aberdeen Sports Village.       10am to 1pm

18WSP001 – Saturday 24 March 2018.Emirates Arena, Glasgow          10am to 1pm


18EDT001 – Saturday 7 April 2018. Grangemouth Stadium.                 10am to 1pm

18NDT001 – Saturday 14 April 2018. Aberdeen Sports Village.            10am to 1pm


17EJT001 – Saturday 25 November 2017. Grangemouth Stadium.      9.30am to 12.30pm

18EJT001 – Saturday 13 January 2018. Grangemouth Stadium.          9.30am to 12.30pm

18EJT002 – Saturday 24 February 2018. Grangemouth Stadium.        9.30am to 12.30pm


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

Additional coach and athlete development opportunities


There are additional coach and athlete development opportunities for those who are interested in coaching and competing in the Hammer.

Scottish coaches Karen Costello and Jim Green organise a series of workshops over the winter which are held at Grangemouth Stadium.

Confirmed dates for winter 2017/2018 are:

  • Sunday 12th November 2017
  • Sunday 10th December 2017
  • Sunday 7th January 2018
  • Sunday 4th February 2018
  • Sunday 11th March 2018

The provisional timetable:

  • 09:30 to 10:00 – Welcome/warm-up
  • 10:00 to 12:00 – Throws development
  • 12:00 to 12:15 – Wrap up and depart

The Hammer development day is free for all coaches. The cost for athletes is £10 per athlete per session.

Guest coaches will be attending over the winter, with guest coaches confirmed for the first three sessions.

Anyone interested in attending the Hammer development days, please contact Jim Green at


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