Club Coach is for coaches who work with athletes who have a foundation in athletics or come from a multisport environment. The focus of this course is to prepare the coach to develop an athlete’s skills in one event group area. Seasonal planning is a key skill that is introduced in this course.
In Club Coach, coaches select an event group to specialize in and are introduced to all facets of that event group. Coaches are able to complete as many event group specializations as they like.
Coaches wanting to specialize in either wheelchair racing or para-throws are first required to attend a Club Coach workshop in either the throws, sprints or endurance event groups. Upon completion, they may then attend the wheelchair specialization workshop.
Athletes ages: 14-15 years and up
LTAD Stage: Train to train, train to compete
Prepare coaches to coach: A specific event group in a club environment or coaches who are coaching in a school environment and wish to gain more knowledge in a specific event group.
Status upon successful completion: In-Training Club Coach
Description: The modules are designed to meet the needs of coaches who are working with athletes in a specific event group, in a club setting. In the Club Coach workshop, participants will select an event group to specialize in: Sprints/Relays/Hurdles; Throws, Jumps, Endurance or Wheelchair Racing.
One multi-sport module is also recommended for coaches seeking certification:
- Making Ethical Decisions (required for training, online evaluation required for certification)