Why choose this course?
If you are over 18 years old, have completed the Coaching Assistant award and are planning to work predominantly with children under the age of 12.
If you are already a currently qualified UKA Coach (Level 2, Level 3, etc.) but looking to broaden your experience of working specifically with children under the age of 12.
What’s covered on the course?
The aim of this course is to ensure that children entering our sport experience a developmental environment within our club structure that is stimulating, exciting, challenging and engaging. The course focuses on the principals of the 5 C’s (coaching the whole child) – for example, Competence of movement skills, Confidence through athletic activity, and encouraging Creativity.
You will learn the fundamental principles of running, jumping and throwing and how to apply this knowledge over a series of sessions to help develop children under the age of 12.
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What’s not covered on course?
Due to the nature of the course and what needs to be covered, coaches are not exposed to technical content for coaching teenagers / adults, or the use of competition ready equipment. The course focuses on the use of modified / adapted equipment (for example foam javelins).
How many days will it take?
The course and assessment period is four days in total. Two days delivered over 1 weekend, a third day several weeks later and then a formal assessment on a final day.
What will I be able to do when qualified?
Plan a progressive programme of work for children within a club or organisation and evaluate that programme to progress the training further. When qualified you will be insured to coach effectively without supervision in a way that meets the needs of young children and supervise Coaching Assistants and Athletics Leaders who may support you in the delivery of sessions.