For the Coaches – Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Course – Melbourne – 17 May

Dear Coaches,

In 2015, Sporting Schools will become Australia’s largest school based participation program for children and it will provide a supportive environment to foster a lifelong connection with sport. Sporting Schools, formerly the Active After-School Communities, aims to encourage more children to participate in sport across a greater number of schools.

Athletics is one of the 34 chosen sports, and as such Athletics Australia are closely working with the Australian Sports Commission to deliver IAAF Nestlé Healthy Active Kids’ Athletics through the Sporting Schools Program from term two 2015. This is a fantastic opportunity for our sport to interact with children across the nation.

We are currently developing the athletics program workforce and will deliver Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Courses in each state in the coming weeks. This course will train coaches in how to run a Kids’ Athletics program in the Sporting Schools model including how to plan, progress the activities and run the final week Kids’ Athletics Team event.

Sporting Schools offers Accredited Athletics Coaches who are upskilled as Kids’ Athletics coaches an excellent paid employment opportunity, as well as the chance to deliver quality sporting programs at schools – before, during, or after school.

The only pre-requisite to attend the Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Course is to be a currently registered Accredited Athletics Coach with Athletics Australia. Teachers who wish to undertake the course who are not currently coaches can pay a first year registration fee of $55 and after successfully completing the upskilling course become an IAAF Kids’ Athletics for Sporting Schools coach.  Teachers who would like to be a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach as well must either attend a Level 1 course or, if they have the competencies of Level 1 Community Athletics Coach, can undertake the RPL process.  Teachers can email lynne.evans@athletics.org.au for more information.

Albury Upskilling Course

When:  12:00 – 4:30pm, 9 April 2015
Where: Albury Athletics Track
Cost:    Free of charge to currently registered Accredited Athletics Coaches (teachers not registered with Athletics Australia $55)

REGISTER VIA THIS LINK

Melbourne Upskilling Course

When:  9:30 – 1:30pm, 17 May 2015
Where: Catherine Freeman Room, Athletics House, 31 Aughtie Drive Albert Park
Cost:    Free of charge to currently registered Accredited Athletics Coaches (teachers not registered with Athletics Australia $55)

REGISTER VIA THIS LINK

If you have any questions about the upskilling courses please contact kylie.italiano@athletics.org.au

 

Kind Regards,

Jill Taylor | National Coaching Development Manager | Athletics Australia
Athletics House, Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC 3206
T +61 3 8646 4550 | W www.athletics.com.au

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