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SUMMARY

Athletics SA is an Athletics Australia Endorsed Coach Education provider, and as such all coach education programs delivered in South Australia are consistent with the Athletics Australia Coach Education Framework.

Athletics Australia are the accrediting body for all athletics coaches in Australia and are the only athletics body with courses approved by the Australian Sports Commission National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). 

The Athletics Coach Accreditation Framework is designed to progressively introduce the coaching skills required to develop athletes from beginner to elite.




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 L1 CAC

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach


This is the entry level for all Accredited Athletic Coaches.  The fundamental skills of running, jumping & throwing are introduced as well as exploring how to engage athletes in long term participation and how to coach skills to beginner athletes.

The course includes one day of face to face training as well as the online Community Coach General Principles course.

After completing the Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course, 30 hours of coaching needs to be undertaken prior to entering Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach.

PRE REQUISITES: NIL

PRE WORK: Complete the ASC Community Coaching General Principles Online course and bring certificate to course.

Program Curriculum

- Coaching to Enhance the Learning of Beginners

- Long Term Participation

- The Fundamental Skills of Coaching

- Run Training Elements - Endurance, Speed, Strength and Absorption

- Run Leader in Action

- Communication Skills

 Apr 13/14 – L2 Adv Rec Running

Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach

Pre-requisites: Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach or Level 2 Advanced Coach - Middle & Long Distance and have held this level of accreditation for 12 months.  

The 'Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach course is designed to train coaches who have moved beyond the beginner level of coaching and who want to improve their skills and knowledge in order to take the runners they coach to a higher level.  

Requirement

 

Pre-course Work Booklet (DueSeven Days Priorto the Part A Course)

Six Week Training Program (DueSeven Days Priorto the Part A Course)

100% Attendance of Part A (DueDay of Part A Course)

100% Attendance of at Least One Part B Event Group (DueDay of Part B Course)

Self-Study Modules (DueWithin Two Weeksof Completing Part A)

Completion of Part B Post-Course Work (DueWithin Two Weeksof Completing Part B)

 

Program Curriculum

- The Essence of Coaching

- Inclusive Coaching

- Development and Maturation

- Conditioning

- Skill Acquisition

- Use of Technology in Coaching

- Planning 

- Squad Development

- Women in Running

- Run Technique

- Advanced Programming

 Apr 27 – L1 Rec Run Leader

Level 1 Recreational Run Leader

The 'Level 1 Recreational Run Leader' Course introduces how to lead a recreational run group under the guidance of a Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach or higher. In the course, participants learn the fundamental skills of running and how to design the warm up and cool down components of a session. 

Topics include the introduction to training runners, encouraging long-term participation, design of warm-up and cool down, fundamental skills of run, run training elements and how to successfully lead run groups.

 

PRE REQUISITES: NIL

PRE WORK: Complete the ASC Community Coaching General Principles Online course and bring certificate to course.

  L2 ICC

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course and further develops coaches understanding of how to coach fundamental skills and drills. This level supports coaches to understand the basic technical models for the Track & Field events held at club and school level competitions.

In addition, coaches are introduced to training principles and components of fitness and are introduced to the concepts of preparing and evaluating training sessions.

Prior to undertaking Level 2 Advanced course, coaches are required to coach for 12 months with at least 50 hours of coaching.

PRE REQUISITES: Currently Registered Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

PRE WORK: Complete Play By The Rules modules of Child Protection and Discrimination and Harassment online and bring certificates to the course.

 July 14 – L2 IRR

Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach

The Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course trains coaches to develop the fundamental technical and strategic skills for runners training for 5km through to ultra-marathon events. The course covers topics such as warm ups, endurance training, session planning, and designing training programs leading up to recreational running events.

 

The Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course is registered with Fitness Australia and registered Personal Trainers receive 7 CEC points upon successful completion of the course. 


Pre-requisites: Level 1 Community Athletics Coach or Level 1 Recreational Run Leader or Cert. III or IV in Fitness

 

Pre-course Work

PBTR - Harassment and Discrimination

My Coaching Pathway Module

Terminology and Session Components Module

Principles of Training Module

Intermediate Programming Module

Post-course Work

Programming assignment

 Level 2 AC

Level 2 Advanced Coach - Event Group Specific

 

Level 2 Advanced Coach gives coaches the opportunity to begin to specialise in an event group of Sprints, Relays & Hurdles, Middle and Long Distance, Jumps, Throws or Walks. The course is comprised of two days face to face training as well as pre and post course assessments.

The two face to face days comprise of Part A & Part B. Part A is for all Event Groups and covers the topics of The Essence of Coaching, Development & Maturation, General Conditioning, Skill Acquisition, Inclusive Coaching, Planning Training and Evaluating Progress. Part B is Event Group Specific covering the coaching and technical analysis of a coaches chosen event.

Having the course in two parts allows coaches to easily specialise in multiple event groups.  Each coach completes Part A once, and then undertakes the Part B component of any of the event groups they would like to specialise in.  Both Part A and Part B need to be undertaken to be accredited as a Level 2 advanced coach.

PRE REQUISITES: Currently Registered Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach and held this qualification for 12 months

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