ATHLETICS WELLINGTON COACHING COURSES 2015

Athletics Wellington is offering clubs a variety of course and workshop opportunities this season. These include scheduled courses PLUS options for clubs to book the following courses/presentations at their clubs.For info on coaching courses targeted at school teachers/volunteers, please go to the ‘SCHOOLS’ tab then ‘PRIMARY’ or ‘SECONDARY’


Summary of courses available or if you would like to download this info as a pdf file
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IAAF Level 2 Coaching Course FULL COURSE 2015 @ $250 (covers all five weekend courses and the two IAAF Coaching Manuals)
Important Information – please note:
If you want to complete and gain the IAAF Level 2 Qualification you need to register for all 5 modules held over 5 weekends by Friday 12 June at the latest (theory 1, theory 2, run, jump, throw). However, you if you would prefer to register for any of these weekend modules individually you will receive an Athletics Wellington Coaching Certificate for each module you attend rather than the IAAF Level 2 Qualification. A list of all five modules are listed below. If you have any questions relating to this please contact Jo Murray on 021 976116 or jo@athleticswellington.org.nz

Venue: Newlands Intermediate, Bracken Road, Newlands. These courses run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (if you have other sports you are committed to on Saturday morning but can get there later please let us know as we may be able to work around this).

To book for the full IAAF Level 2 Coaching Course of 5 weekends click on this link ENTER HERE

IAAF Level 2 Coaching Courses 2015 @ $50 per person per module
Important Information – please note:
If you want to complete and gain the IAAF Level 2 Qualification you need to register for all 5 modules held over 5 weekends by Friday 12 June at the latest (theory 1, theory 2, run, jump, throw). However, you if you would prefer to register for any of these weekend modules individually you will receive an Athletics Wellington Coaching Certificate for each module you attend rather than the IAAF Level 2 Qualification. If you have any questions relating to this please contact Jo Murray on 021 976116 or jo@athleticswellington.org.nz

Sat 27 & Sun 28 June 2015 from 9am to 5pm: Theory 1 @ $50 per person

Includes: Orientation, Coaching Philosophy, Skills of Coaching, Developing the Athlete, Developing Fitness, Warm Up and Cool Down, The Fundamentals of the Throws, The Fundamentals of the Jumps, Planning, Developing Technical Skills, Use of Free Weights, Flexibility Training

To book for this module click on this link ENTER HERE

Sat 11 & Sun 12 July 2015 from 9am to 5pm: Theory 2 @ $50 per person

Includes: Developing a Safe Environment, Race Walking, Developing a Healthy Diet, Mental Skills, Middle Distance, Combined Events, Written Exam on Basic Theory Part 1 and Basic Theory Part 2

To book for this module click on this link ENTER HERE

Sat 25 & Sun 26 July 2015 from 9am to 5pm: Run @ $50 per person

Includes: Fundamentals of Running, The Warm up and Cool Down, Conditioning, Developing Flexibility, Sprint Starts, Sprints, Hurdles, Relays, Walks, Middle Distance, Steeplechase

To book for this module click on this link ENTER HERE

Sat 8 & Sun 9 August 2015 from 9am to 5pm: Jump @ $50 per person

Includes: Fundamentals of the Jumps, The Warm Up and Cool Down, Conditioning, Developing Flexibility, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault

To book for this module click on this link ENTER HERE

Sat 15 & Sun 16 August 2015 from 9am to 5pm: Throw @ $50 per person

Includes: Fundamentals of the Throws, The Warm up and Cool Down, Conditioning, Developing Flexibility, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Hammer Throw

To book for this module click on this link ENTER HERE

Sat 29 & Sun 30 August 2015: Reserve Weekend for IAAF Level 2 if required

Presenter for all five modules above: Mark Harris, IAAF Level 1 and Level 2 Lecturer

The supporting lecturers will be George McConachy and Ed Fern

All tests and testing processes will be completed

Venue for all five modules above: Newlands Intermediate, Bracken Road, Newlands

IAAF Kids Athletics Coaching Course: @ $30 per person (discounts for club groups)

This training course is not the full IAAF Level 1, but will contain some presentations from the course to enable you to better understand how this programme works and how it could fit into your club structures. The aim will be to give you further confidence to train and prepare young children for Kids’ Athletics competitions (7-12y old) but also provide the ‘bridge’ to ‘real’ athletics. You will become more familiar and confident to take the kids through the youth programmes of training and competition relevant to their needs.

Introduction to Kids Athletics – Implementation of Kids Athletics – Kids Athletics Events – Kids Athletics Equipment – Setting up a Kids Athletics Event – Running a Kids Athletics Event – Review of Kids Athletics Event

Saturday 29 August 2015: 1 Day Course (6 hours) on the programme and some theory

To book for the Kids Athletics Coaching Course on 29 August click on this link ENTER HERE

Saturday 12 Sept 2015: 1 Day Course (6 hours) on the programme and some theory (repeat)

To book for the IAAF Kids Athletics Coaching Course on 12 September click on this link ENTER HERE

Venue for both Kids Athletics Courses: Newlands Intermediate, Bracken Road, Newlands

Presenter for both courses: Mark Harris

If any club wishes to have a 3-hour practical course on this programme they can book that directly with Mark Harris

Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw Course: @ $30 per person (discounts for club groups)


Sunday 18 and Sunday 25 October 2015:
1 day Run Jump Throw Course (6 hours) – theory and practical

Presenters: Mark Harris, Andrea Williams and Shaka Sola

Venue: Newtown Park, Wellington

Run Jump Throw is based on the philosophy that the development of skills, in a fun environment, is the key to participation. Sports Skills and other physical activities should be modified to suit the physical, intellectual and emotional development of athletes.

Emphasis is on the development of fundamental movement patterns, and is the foundation to correct movement techniques. This course is aimed at people who will be organising and teaching/coaching Run Jump Throw lessons and Athletic Sports Events within your club environment.

It offers a chance to explore a traditional physical activity setting with a clear focus on quality experiences for all athletes. This course relates closely to the current thinking as represented through the Physical Activity and Active Schools Initiatives.

Topics covered are:-

· The Philosophy Towards children in Sport

· The concept of Run Jump Throw

· Growth & Development

· Fair Play

· Coaching Tips

· Skills Approach

· The Dangers of early Specialisation

· Walking Skills

· Running Skills

· Jumping Skills

· Throwing Skills

· Equipment

To book for the Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw Course on 18 October click on this link ENTER HERE

To book for the Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw Course on 18 October click on this link ENTER HERE

If any club wishes to have a 3-hour practical course on this programme they can book directly with Mark Harris.

Get Set Go Practical Courses: $10 per person (discounts for club groups)

2 hour practical coaching courses – course dates and venues to be set shortly:

Athletics Wellington introduced the GET SET GO programme to three clubs in the 2013/14 season and two more clubs in the 2014/15 season . If any clubs are interested in this programme for their Under 7 age group please contact jo@athleticswellington.org.nz

Get Set Go is an Athletics NZ programme for young children that aims to improve their skills and increase their physical activity through fun and purposeful games and activities. Get Set Go includes a whole variety of new activities for kids and their parents to have fun with. Get Set Go is supported by Active Post and New Zealand’s Get Set Go Amabassador is our world famous – world champion Valerie Adams.

Athletics NZ has developed the Get Set Go activities relating to athletics. Coaching Cue cards have been developed to go with these activities, which make it VERY easy for parents and caregivers to get involved. The Get Set Go programme strength is the availability of comprehensive resources and the flexibility that it allows clubs. It is a one-stop-shop for a child’s sporting/movement skill development.

This course is for anyone overseeing the Get Set Go programme at their club and for any parents and teenage athletes who are keen to help out on their club day/club night with this age group.

These courses are run by Vanessa Chatfiled, Athletics NZ’s Get Set Go regional coordinator.

CONTACT DETAILS

Jo Murray, Athletics Wellington: jo@athleticswellington.org.nz or 021 976116

Mark Harris, IAAF Level 1 and Level 2 Lecturer: mark@maharris.co.nz or 021 300 380 or 06 3786384

Jo Murray

Sport Development Manager

Athletics Wellington

Mb: 021 976116

jo@athleticswellington.org.nz