Becoming a Coach
Details of the coaching qualifications and role and responsibilities can be found here
Information on coaching courses in the North can be found on the England Athletics website - details below
Booking can be made on line through www.englandathletics.org/courses Funding can be obtained through the Tony Blair Sports Foundation and the club - if you are interested click on the Contact Us link on the left hand menu.
Courses available Flyer Dates and Venues
The next course is Coaching Assistant on Saturday and Sunday 23/24th March 2013 at Gateshead, and Athletics Coach 20/21st April at Shildon. Local courses can also be sourced using http://www.necoursefinder.org
Developing as a Coach
There are a series of winter workshops for the Local Coach Development Programme LCDP. Follow link to England Athletics website for details.
Dates coming up - Sunday 3rd March - Hurdles (Transitions through the age groups); Saturday 16th March - High Jump or Physical Preparation (Strength and Conditioning without a gym). Saturday 16th March Women's Coach Development Day at Leeds Uni Details . Disability Sprints and Jumps Workshop on 17th March at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham from 10.00 - 15.00 - see England Athletics website for details.
Free Coach Education - UKA Launch Event Group Modules
Go to the UK Athletics website http://www.uka.org.uk/ and follow the link to UCoach.
Now including Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Hammer, Discus and Wheelchair Racing Details
Would you like to become a Coach?
If so, please see either Chris Betts or any of the coaches (they won’t bite!!), have a chat about what you can or cannot do, get some kit, then join in on some sessions that are already going - and have fun!!
Have a look at the coaching courses and decide which one is for you. Then enroll onto one of these courses. They only require your attendance and an assessment and there is NO formal Exam
Upon completion of your course and a CRB check; you will be put on U.K.A.’s database, receive a coaching card, and be invited to some sessions with expert coaches to improve your skills. You will need to work alongside one of our existing coaches, who will be there to help and guide you.
Who pays? - Gateshead Harriers & A.C. will pay your course fees. And we can (usually) get grant-aid if we know in time. Or, you can pay yourself – we do not mind!
Later on we hope you will get yourself covered under the club’s insurance policy so that if the worst ever does happen (and we have not had a serious accident requiring an insurance claim yet) you are covered for insurance. This would require you taking either both the above (covered for accidents involving children up to 13 years of age) or a Level 2 course, which requires two days study and to specialize in jumps, throws, sprints or endurance. You will then be able to develop your own group, and (hopefully) see them develop and improve under your guidance.
Meet our Coaches
All of coaches coaches are required to adhere to our code of conduct to ensure best practice. Coaches Code of Conduct
Below are pictures of some of our coaches, we're in the process of getting pictures of others...
If you are interested in joining the club, please see our "Membership Details" page for further information.
Hurdles & High Jump
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8 to 11's
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Today UKA have launched the Event Group modules that build on the new Athletics Coach qualification and the previous Level 2,3 and 4 awards. The modules are now available via the elearning platform on uCoach – Learn. These modules are available free of charge until May 2013, providing a unique opportunity for coaches to engage with high quality material in an online format. This is something as a sport we are very proud to be able to offer, putting UKA at the forefront of accessible, high level coaching awards in the UK. The modules consist of an online module programme, culminating in a 1 day offline assimilation day.
To learn more about the Event Group Modules please click on the uCoach video link below
Self Myofascial Release Techniques
We have a book with some exercises for foam rollers. Follow the contact us link to request the information via email.
Half Term Star Track
The half term Star Track course is running from 28th - 30th May. Places are limited so apply early. Information
BUCS Report - Team Northumbria
Team Northumbria Athletics had a successful weekend at the BUCS Championships in Bedford. 8 of their athletes made finals with 6 of them making the top 8. 7 club records were broken and 4 personal bests were achieved.
Coaches - What do you want from the Local Coach Development Programme
England Athletics are asking coaches for their input to help them design the 2013 programme.. To access the questionnaire follow the link