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Assistant Coach Course March 2017

Saturday 11 March 2017, 10:00 - 16:30

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Assistant Coach Course March 2017

CIT Track, Cork

Saturday March 11th 2017


An Assistant Coach course will be held in CIT, on Saturday March 11th. The course is scheduled to run from 10am to 4:30pm, and the cost is €60.

It is essential to Book Your Place on Assistant Coach Course as places are limited.


Cork Athletics - CIT Meeting Rooms

Location of CIT Track & Meeting Rooms

Cork Athletics - Location of CIT Track & Meeting Rooms


Course information



The aim of the assistant coach course is to give some basic skills to the beginner coach to help assist a more senior coach in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes. It is an introduction to coaching in three key event areas, Running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).


Assistant Coach Course Content


  • Group coaching skills and identifying ways to make coaching sessions fun
  • Fun and functional warm ups and cool downs
  • Safety in Athletics, including Child Welfare
  • Rules of key events
  • Communicating with young athletes and giving effective feedback.
  • Basic Running skills
  • Basic Long Jump Skills
  • Basic Shot Putt skills


Duration: This is a course over 1 day (8 hours)
Entry Requirements: Assistant Coach Course is open to all those who are 16 years or over
Assessment/ Qualification: There is no exam.
Cost: €60, Included in the fee for this course is the Assistant Coach manual full of fun games and activities for use with young athletes
Book Your Place on Assistant Coach Course

New Clubs

New clubs, first registered in 2016 or 2017, are offered three (3) free places on each of the Assistant Coach and Athletics Leader courses. Applications for these spots should be made directly to David Matthews - see contact details below - and NOT through the Athletics Ireland booking system!


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About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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