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Assistant Coach Education Course - March 2023

Assistant Coach Education Course - Cork

Mardyke Arena

10am - 4pm, Saturday March 18th 2023


assistant coach course group february 2016

Assistant Coach Group - CIT Track, February 2016

Athletics Ireland Coaching Pathway

Coach Progression Pathway


Registration Fee: €70


Register for Assistant Coach Course


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Regional Development Officer, Athletics Ireland, phone 0858006892


This Assistant Coach Edcation Course begins at 10am on Saturday March 18th 2023


Course Information

Information on Assistant Coach Course

Aims Of Course

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)



The content for this course includes;

  •     Group coaching skills and identifying ways to make coaching sessions fun
  •     Fun and functional warm ups and cool dow
  •     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


This is a course over 1 day (5.5 hours)

Entry Requirements:

The Assistant Coach Course is open to all those aged 16 years or over

Assessment/ Qualification:

There is no exam


€70 - Included in the price for this course is an Athletics Ireland Assistant Coach Manual

The course will begin at 10 am until 5pm

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Olivia Scully Hahne, Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer Mid-West/South, 0861528813 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please pass on the news to others who may be interested. and encourage everyone to get involved!


Level 1 Coaching Course

Level I, Athletics Leader and Run, Jump, Throw workshops are also planned over the coming months. Further details later

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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