Sport Coach is targeted at coaches who are introducing athletes to Athletics and Athletics competitions (regional and provincial). Planning a practice is a key skill that is introduced in this workshop and coaches are exposed to all event groups through their training.
At Sport Coach, coaches are introduced to the events usually contested in the Junior High environment. At this time there is no para specific course being offered at the Sport Coach level, however coaches currently working with an athlete with a disability in this age/ability range are to attend the Sport Coach workshop as the coaching and technical concepts carry over regardless of whether the coach works within the Olympic or Paralympic context.
LTAD Stage: Learn to train
Prepare coaches to coach: Athletics in an introductory environment
Status upon successful completion: In-Training Sport Coach
One multi-sport module is also recommended for coaches seeking certification:
- Making Ethical Decisions (required for training, online evaluation required for certification)