Coach Education is absolutely key to any vision for the future of the sport in Scotland for everyone involved with scottishathletics.
That’s why we are constantly looking to improve the knowledge and skills of coaches across the length and breadth of the country via our on-going courses and weekend events like the National Coaching conference in September.
While that National Conference takes place in Glasgow at the Emirates Arena, we’ve a wide range of courses available around the country for any coaches looking to better their education or indeed new volunteers to the sport who want to find out more about what it takes to become a coach.
All the details on up-coming courses across Scotland at venues such as Livingston, Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Campbeltown, Perth, Grangemouth and Meadowmill (East Lothian) are available on this website with information on places available and how to book.
Among the latest list of courses arranged, we are keen to highlight a number coming up in the Highland region which we hope will appeal to clubs in that area.
The Coach in Running Fitness course is a great opportunity in particular and that starts on September 27 and 28 at the Black Isle Leisure Centre, Fortrose, Ross-shire (additional dates for same course – 30 November and 7 March).
At the same Black Isle venue, we also have lined up:
*Coaching Assistant Course: 8 and 9 November 2014
*Athletics Coach: 7 and 8 February 2015; 21 March 2015; 16 May 2015
Places are filling up on these courses so please study the page and process a booking if you are interested.
There are two courses scheduled in Livingston in September with the first of those on Saturday 6 September at Craigswood with spaces still available (but limited).
If you need to know more about the National Coaching Conference then all the details on the lineup for September 20/21 at the Emirates Arena is on a specific page on the website.
We already have around 150 coaches signed-up for the weekend and with hundreds of coaches operating at our 140 or so clubs, we want to push that figure up as much as is possible.
*There’s a blog post on the website by Ruth Watson, of Haddington East Lothian Pacemakers and Team East Lothian, about her coaching journey.
Joyce Hogg is pictured coaching Rhona Auckland at Callendar Park in Falkirk on the day in February when the then 20-year-old became the youngest women’s winner of the National Cross Country title. Photo by Bobby Gavin