Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sligo AC News: Athletic Coaching Courses

Assistant Coaching Course in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.
The Assistant Coach course is to develop 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 the coaching of four key events, running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).Venue – Carrick on Shannon Community Centre, Co Leitrim. Dates – Thursdays 17th and 24th February 2011. Time – 6pm-10pm. Entry Requirements - The Assistant Coach Course is open to all [over 16 years]. Assessment/ Qualification - There is no exam / assessment. Coaches must attend and participate in all aspects of the course. Cost - €60 - Included in the price for this course is an AAI Assistant Coach Manual.
McDonalds Athletic Leader Course, Grange, Co Sligo.
The Athletic Leader course focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children. The aim of the Athletic Leader course is to provide teachers, parents, club volunteers with the skills and tools to manage and lead an Athletics Program in their school or club for children in the 5-10 year old age bracket. The course is centered on the delivery of practical information and lessons. The content focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young childrenVenue – Grange Community Centre, North Sligo. Dates – Thursdays 17th and 24th February 2011. Time – 6pm-10pm. Entry Requirements - Athletics Leader is open to all volunteers/club coaches/parents/teachers. Participants must be over 16years of age. Assessment/ Qualification - There is no exam/assessment. Participants gain an Athletics Leader qualification via attendance and participation. Cost - €60 – Included in the cost for this course is the new McDonalds Athletics Leader manual containing hundreds of child friendly agility, balance and co-ordination activities. Applications to: Eamon Harvey, Athletics Ireland, Regional Development Officer. Email Mob 087 2797548

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