Last chance for coaches to sign-up for Regional Development Days

Friday 15th October 2021

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Coaches asked to sign up for Regional Development Days – our story on October 3

scottishathletics has confirmed a series of Regional Development Days this winter as part of our wider Event Group Projects.

We’ve already had a strong response and now are urging any further coaches to to sign-up for three sessions prior to a closing deadline of 5pm on this Monday (October 18).

Sign-up links are within the documents for each Event Group:

Sprints RDD

Sprint Hurdles RDD

Long Hurdles RDD

Jumps RDD

Throws RDD

Helping us deliver these sessions in the Event Group Projects will be:

Throws Project: Alison Grey, Karen Costello, Andy Frost, Susan McKelvie, Robert Wilkie

Jumps Project: Ken Allan, Bryan Roy, David Watson, Linda Nicholson, Brian Donaldson

Sprints and Hurdles Project: Chris Baillie, Ryan McAllister, Bruce Scott, Willie Russell,  Eoghan McNamara

The Regional Development Days will be targeted at coaches working at the U15/U17 level who are interested in progressing their event group knowledge and their awareness of how to apply this within their training environment – as we seek to continue to grow and progress the sport in Scotland.

The RD Days will be held as an ongoing three-part part series across the winter season focussing on the broad themes of planning, technical development and conditioning.

It starts on the weekend of October 23/24 – with the second and third workshops in the series taking place over further weekends in December and March.

For more detailed information around each of the coach development ‘options’ that are available to scottishathletics coaches over the winter season, please see the specific downloads above.

Once coaches have identified their preferred development route for this winter – please confirm this via the google form ‘sign up’ (link can be found on downloads) for the first workshop of the three-part series you are keen to register for.

Mark Pollard, our Head of Performance, with Performance Coach of the Year winner Andy Young at the 4J Annual Awards (photo by Bobby Gavin)

‘We’re really pleased to announce the next stage of our Event Group Projects which will take place during the winter season,’ said Mark Pollard, Head of Performance.

‘These Regional Development Days are going to be a crucial vehicle for us to engage with our coach members as we look to provide them with practical, accessible workshop opportunities to support their ongoing learning and development – in parallel with their coaching qualification journey.

‘We also hope that the RD Days will allow us to maintain and in some cases build new networks of coaches across the different event group areas.

‘The RD Days and this approach should help facilitate opportunities for our coaches to work together cooperatively in order to help them move their event groups forward in the seasons ahead.’

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