Coach Education Opertunities
Coach education opportunities available in Glasgow. See items 1,2 and 3, below.
If there are people interested in attending one of the coach education courses in Glasgow, Glasgow Sport has a service level agreement with SAL where we have 50% of course places delivered in Glasgow are allocated to Glasgow club members.
Please indicate to myself if there are coaches members of your clubs wishing to take up one of these places. These places will only be released to Glasgow club members if signed off by myself.
The first two courses are being held in Scotstoun on 1st October and I will need to know the names of prospective attendees by 31st August 2011 to ensure that club members have a place on the course.
The courses on 1st October 2011 are the:
- start of the Athletics Coach - £350.00, and the ...
- Coaching Assistant Course - £150.00.
The Athletics Leader Course - £90, will be held in Scotstoun on 12th November.
Please forward this information to as many coaches / prospective coaches that you are aware off.
01Link to the Glasgow Sport Coach Education Diary - Athletics Courses are on pages 14 - 16. Please Note: the Service Level Agreement between Glasgow Sport and Scottish Athletics Limited reserves places on these courses for nominations from Glasgow Sport. If your Club wishes to nominate people to attend a course please contact myself for more information. Glasgow Sport would be particularly interested in supporting further development of those Clubs who produced Club Development Plans as part of their Clubmark Accreditation. I am happy to accept nominations for these courses form all Clubs.
http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/club-coaching-volunteering/coach-education/Pages/home.aspx - Click on the related documents box.
I would also advise your Club to look at the generic courses on pages 5 - 7. These courses are pre-requisites in achieving Clubmark Accreditation and there is a constant need for Clubs to be updating their members (coaches and parents) awareness in these generic areas. For those of you still working on Clubmark, I would remind you that I am available to discuss the process at a suitable time.
I am proposing to the GAA Executive, that the GAA look to deliver the courses on pages 9, 10 and 12 for the Athletics Community in Glasgow. These course will offer an insight / ideas on Club Organisation and Processes which many of the Athletic Clubs in Glasgow may do in some way or another. The beauty of getting you together through the GAA is it allows Clubs to learn form each other the good practices and from the mistakes other Clubs may have made before. There is no point in all the Athletics Clubs in Glasgow repeating work when one of the Clubs has good exempler material which can be adapted to suit your Club's circumstances. The Glasgow Clubmark material may also be of use to your Club.
Can I also ask that you look at the course entitled UK Disability Inclusion Training Workshop on page 22. This is a key workshop as the sport of Athletics moves towards inclusion at all levels and it would be good to see athletics personel attending this course.
Last in this section, is to promote the First Aid Courses for Club officials and for Coaches. These are contained on Page 11.
02Grant application forms for the Coach and Officials Grant. - This Grant is regularly underspent and there are opportunities for Athletics to make more use of the Grant Process. The awards are generally in the region as follows. Waged - 40% of all costs. Costs will include the cost of the course, accommodation and transport where necessary. Unwaged - Upto 75% of all costs. Costs as previous.
03IFAC - This conference is now being advertised and support will be available from the Coaches and Officials Grant Scheme to attend this Conference.