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Thursday 13th July 2017

Coach Development

scottishathletics are pleased to announce the new Coach Education and Development calendar dates for 2017/2018.

The role of the coach at all levels of our sport remains crucial, at whatever age and stage you coach.

Your contribution to the development of athletics and the opportunities you provide are a source of inspiration: whether you are helping aspiring young athletes to achieve their goals or are working with talented performers in their pursuit of excellence, your support to athletics in Scotland is invaluable.

Improving the education of our coaches is key at scottishathletics and we are constantly setting up a schedule of courses for coaches to broaden knowledge and increase the overall level of coaching expertise in Scotland.

To view all the upcoming courses check the specific pages on the site.

More coach qualification and development opportunities in athletics will be available in due course. In the meantime, please keep checking the Coaching page to see these being listed.

Please see the up-dated Qualification course costs for 2017/2018:

Jog Leader £95

Coaching Assistant £170

Athletics Coach £425/£170*

CiRF £425/£170*

Event Group Coach Online Modules £75

Event Group Coach Integration Days £75

scottishathletics Coach membership £25

Coaching Subsidy*

Through our funding partner, sportscotland, there is a coaching subsidy offer of 60% of the course fee available for those applying for the Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) or Athletics Coach award.

To be eligible to receive the coaching subsidy, coaches must meet the following criteria:

*Agree to coach through sport in the community (i.e. clubs, local programmes, schools, community, or performance sport) within six months of applying for the subsidy.

*Agree to coach on average once per week, or a minimum of 24 times per year

*If not already a member, agree to become a scottishathletics coach member at the time of booking

*Agree to continue to develop as a coach through ongoing communications with a support coach and attend coach development opportunities as and when appropriate

*State why this course will benefit you as a coach, and what impact will this have on the club/school/community.


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