WITH MORE people taking up running in Scotland each year - witness the growth of jogscotland, the expanded race calendar and growing entries for events - the need for coaches and leaders is developing at an equally fast rate.
Fortunately Scottish Athletics is offering a new course programme, developed by UK Athletics, for anyone who wants to move into coaching as a Leader in a running club or group, or as a coaching assistant at an athletics club. There are also opportunities for those who are ready to develop their coaching skills to a higher level.
Are you a parent who is helping out at a club? Are you a club member wishing to move into coaching? Are you an athlete wanting to fit some coaching alongside their own training? Does your club or group need more coaches? Have you been approached or encouraged to attend a qualification course?
If you fall into one of the above categories then the following courses may be of interest to you:
- Coach Award Grangemouth (Nov 20/21)
- Leaders Award Elgin Community Centre (Nov 27)
- Assistant Coach Averon Leisure Centre (Dec 4/5)
- Leaders Award Scotstoun, Glasgow (Jan 9)
- Coach Award Grangemouth Day 3 (Jan 23)
- Coach Award Meadowbank (Jan 29/30)
- Assistant Coach Craigswood Leisure Centre (Feb 5/6)
- Leaders Award Meadowmill (Feb 12)
- Coach Award Scotstoun, Glasgow (Feb 19/20)
For further information visit the Scottish Athletics website; click on the course that interests you and you will be given the date, venue, cost and a summary of what the aims of the course are, who it is likely to suit, and contact details.