Regional Development Days can help coaches learn and improve

Saturday 29th October 2022

Key info (including dates)

scottishathletics are once again making plans to present Regional Development Days across the event groups.

The Regional Development Days will happen over the coming months on various dates at various locations as we look to help and develop coaches in jumps, throws and sprints, hurdles and relays.

Dare are being lined up across the winter season and we encourage clubs and their coaches to make the most of these CPD opportunities.

Sign-up via this online form


The purpose of the RDD are to provide a CPD opportunity to help coaches and clubs enhance their Event Group knowledge and establish key principles in these areas.

Ultimately, the RDD aspire to assist coaches to develop the knowledge and skills that will give them the confidence to deliver in these Event Group areas and also to help them stay ‘one step ahead’ of the developing young athletes they work with.

*Engaging with Coaches – Providing practical, accessible workshop opportunities for ongoing development and learning

*Building Networks – Facilitating coaches to work cooperatively and collaboratively with coaches from other clubs to learn and improve


The RDD are aimed at club coaches working with U15 and U17 athletes that are looking for more event specific information and knowledge to help them develop as a coach

Each coach attending will be able to bring an athlete (of an agreed minimum standard) along with them to participate in the session


Looking to provide activities and information that will help develop Planning, Conditioning and Technical knowledge for coaches.


We’re inviting interest from coaches who are interested in the relevant Event Group area, coaching at U15 and U17 level and motivated to develop themselves

*Coaches with an active UKA licence and up-to-date SAL coach membership

*Athletes with up-to-date SAL athlete membership


The specific dates depend on each Event Group event area and are spread around the country. The best place to check is via our dedicated page on the RDD programme.

See here


Providing club coaches with a series of five touchpoints with Coach Developers across the winter season.

This series of event specific CPD will be achieved through a combination of in person practical workshops and online sessions


The Coach Developers who will help us deliver the RDD Programme for 2022-23 are as follows:

Throws: Karen Costello, Robert Wilkie, Andy Frost, Susan McKelvie, Colin McCulloch and Duncan Flockhart 

Jumps: Ken Allan and Linda Nicholson

Sprints and Hurdles: Chris Baillie, Bruce Scott, Ryan McAllister, Eoghan MacNamara and Willy Russell


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