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Level 2 Coaching Course 2023

Level 2 Coaching Course TUS Athlone


Event Description:

Athletics Ireland Level 2 Coaching Course 

Weekend 1 - Sept 23/24

Weekend 2 - Oct 7/8

Weekend 3 - Nov 25/26

9:30am - 5pm all days

Location for all three weekends - TUS Athlone (


Aim: At this level the coach begins to focus on event group specialisation, i.e. Sprints and Hurdles, Distance and Walks, Jumps, or Throws. This course is aimed at those who have coached at Level 1 for at least one year and who are working with athletes who themselves are beginning to specialise and develop in certain event areas.


  • Planning/Periodization
  • Lifestyle Capacities
  • Nutrition/Hydration
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Introduction to Sports Psychology
  • Preparation for competition
  • Injury Prevention and Recovery
  • Testing & Monitoring
  • Introduction to Physiology/Anatomy
  • Technique and training progressions.
  • Developing coaching skills.
  • Developing event awareness and the competitive process.
  • The coach will qualify in one of the 4 event group modules - (the 4 being – Sprints and Hurdles, Endurance and Walks, Throws, Jumps)


  • The course will be three weekends in duration.
  • All three weekends will include a mix of theory and practical work, mostly in event specific groups.
  • Coaches must attend all three weekends and pass both written and practical assessments in order to be certified as a Level 2 Coach in an event area (e.g. Level 2 Jumps/ Level 2 Throws etc.)
  • Note: only one event group can be completed per coach as courses run concurrently.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 is open to those active coaches who have completed Level 1 or are assimilated at Level 1 and have a minimum of 1 years coaching experience at Level 1


  • Practical Assessment
  • Written assessment

Cost: €150 - includes access to the course material via USB Memory Drive