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Athletics Leader Course - Shannon, Co Clare

The aim of the Athletics Leader course is to provide the skills to lead an Athletics programme for young children focusing on agility , coordination


Event Description:

Date :  Saturday February 10th

Venue: Shannon, Co Clare


  • The aim of the Athletics Leader course is to provide teachers, parents and club members with the skills and tools to manage and lead an Athletics Programme in their club or school.
  • The content focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young children. It is aimed at those who want to coach or assist in their local club or school.
  • The course focuses primarily on developing athleticism through games designed to improve agility, balance and co-ordination and is very practical in nature.


  • The content for this course includes;
  • group coaching skills and identifying ways to make the coaching sessions fun
  • The use of small hurdles and obstacles, running, jumping and throwing
  • 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 coaching including topics such as winning vs. involvement and recognising the importance of individual improvement
  • Practical sessions on running and agility, balance, jumping, co-ordination and throwing and catching
  • Planning a session and a programme

Duration: This is a course over 1 day (8 hours)

Entry Requirements: Athletics Leader is open to all those who are 16 years or over

Assessment/ Qualification: There is no exam.


For more information contact Olivia Scully Hahne :