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Athletics Leader Course

Saturday 20 January 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

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Lilly-Ann O'Hora - Regional Development Officer 0858060440 Conna Sports Complex, Conna, Co. Cork N/A Coaching No Yes N/A

Athletics Leader Coach Education Course

Conna Sports Complex, Conna, Co. Cork

Saturday January 20th 2018


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An Athletics Leader Coach Education Course will be held in Conna Sports Complex, Conna, Co. Cork, on Saturday January 20th 2018.  The course is being held by request of St. Catherine's AC, who are being given priority booking. Coaches from other clubs local to the area have also been invited. There are a limited number of places available on this course for other coaches.

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Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Regional Development Officer - 0858060440


Athletics Leader Program



  •     Athletics Leader focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children.
  •     The aim of the Athletics Leader course is to provide teachers, parents and club members with the skills and tools to manage and lead an Athletics Programme in their club or school.
  •     The content focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young children. It is aimed at those who want to coach or assist in their local club or school.
  •     The course focuses primarily on developing athleticism through games designed to improve agility, balance and co-ordination and is very practical in nature.



    The content for this course includes;

  •     Group coaching skills and identifying ways to make the coaching sessions fun
  •     The use of small hurdles and obstacles, running, jumping, throwing and running
  •     Games to provide fun in developing fitness
  •     Developing an awareness of the growing child and the implications on fitness activities
  •     Games to develop speed and reaction, using acceleration and change of direction
  •     The ethics of coaching including topics such as winning vs. involvement and recognising the importance of individual improvement
  •     Practical sessions on running and agility, balance, jumping, co-ordination and throwing and catching
  •     Planning a session and a programme



This is a course over 1 day (8 hours)


Entry Requirements:

Athletics Leader is open to all those who are 16 years or over


Assessment/ Qualification:

There is no exam.



€60, Included in the fee for this course is the Athletics Leader manual full of fun games and activities for use with young athletes


About Us

Cork Athletics 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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