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Athletic Leader Course in Athlone


from the AAI website There will be an Athletic Leader Coaching Course held in Drum Community Centre, Athlone on Thursday May 14th & Thursday May 21st. Athletic Leader

The Athletic Leader course focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to young children. The aim of the Athletic Leader course is to provide teachers and parents 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 focused on the delivery of practical information and lessons. The content focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young children.

The content for this course includes
Group teaching/coaching skills and identify ways to make the teaching/coaching sessions fun
The use of Hurdles and obstacles, tumbling, running, jumping throwing and running
Games to provide fun in developing fitness
Developing an awareness of the growing child and the implications on fitness activities
Games to develop speed and reaction, using acceleration and change of direction
The ethics of teaching/coaching including topics such as winning vs. involvement and Recognising the importance of individual improvement
Practical sessions on running and agility, jumping and throwing.
Planning a session and a program.

This course will run over 2 evenings.
Thursday May 14th 6:30pm to 9:30pm (register from 6:15)
Thursday May 21st 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Drum Community Centre, Athlone. To get to Drum Community Centre stay on the Athlone by-pass travelling towards Galway until the end of the dual carriageway. Immediately after the end of the dual carriageway take a right turn. Continue straight passing Summerhill primary school after 400 metres. Drum hall is on the left immediately after the primary school.

Entry Requirements
Athletics Leader is open to all volunteers/club coaches/parents/teachers

Assessment/ Qualification
There is no examination.

60 euro– Included in the price for this course is the new Athletics Leader manual which contains hundreds of child friendly agility, balance and co-ordination activities.

For further information on this course please contact Paul, tel: 0872693675 email: [email protected].