Introduction to Coaching Courses (ITCCs)

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Introduction to Coaching Courses (ITCCs)

Introduction to Coaching Courses (ITCCs) are designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletics skills.

ITCCs are practical coaching courses designed for Little Athletics and conducted on behalf of Little Athletics Australia. They cover how to teach basic working models for each event on the Little Athletics program. Participants will be shown event-specific skills, drills, games and activities relevant to the target age group.

Who are the courses for?

The courses are great for parents, school teachers and other interested people who want to know a little more about the skills of the sport so that they may help to coach children of primary school age, assist at Little Athletics centres or prepare students for a school athletics carnival.

The courses are suitable for:

· People with little or no athletics coaching experience

· People who are considering attending a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Course

· People who have completed a Level 1 Community Coach Athletics Accreditation

We constantly receive feedback that the course is ideal for boosting the skills and confidence of age managers.

Time Commitment

6.5 hours attendance face-to-face if completing all modules (track, jumps, throws) in 1 day OR

2 hours per module if the modules are completed on separate days.

(No pre-course work or reading is required).

Modules

Introduction to Coaching Track – Running, Hurdles, Relays, Race Walking

Introduction to Coaching Jumps – Long Jump, Triple Jump, Scissors High Jump

Introduction to Coaching Throws – Shot Put (Standing Throw), Discus (Standing Throw), Javelin (3-Step Approach)

Resource

Participants receive a downloadable resource manual for each module completed.

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of a course the participant will, for the target age group:

· Better understand an appropriate working model for each events covered in the course

· Have a greater knowledge of appropriate drills, skills, games and activities for each event

· Identify some of the more common technical faults associated with each event

· Have a basic understanding of a simple coaching session

· Better understand how to organise a group safely

Participant Requirements

· All participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of the course.

· There are no other course prerequisites.

· There is no exam, written or practical.

· While physical participation in each of the activities is strongly encouraged, it is not compulsory.

· Participants will need to bring clothing suitable for participating in the various events, a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, pen, notepaper, and your own lunch, drinks and snacks. Participants may be asked to bring their own folding chair to some venues.

Participant Fee

If attending the one-day course (all modules) the registration fee is $65.00 per person.

For each individual module the registration fee is $30.00 per module.

Accreditation

These courses sit outside of the Athletics Coach Accreditation Framework and therefore no formal accreditation is gained for attendance.

Certificate

To receive the Introduction to Coaching Course Certificate, all modules need to be completed.

COVID-19 Safety

Participants must exclude themselves from attendance at a course if they:

  • Are ill, feeling unwell or are presenting with any of the common COVID symptoms
  • Have been in direct or indirect contact with anyone presenting with common COVID symptoms
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID test
  • Have returned from Victoria in last 14 days
  • Have attended any case locations listed on NSW Health website
  • Are required to self-isolate for COVID-related reasons

What Participants Are Saying

“This course was very enjoyable, easy to follow and very informative.”

“Anyone wanting to participate in a competition night, this course is worth it. It will allow you to confidently guide young athletes in the correct manner.”

“Practical, will be recommending this course to others.”

“An excellent intro to basic coaching.”

To view all upcoming courses and workshops on the Event Calendar, click HERE.

Hosting an ITCC

Little Athletics centre committees interested in hosting an ITCC will need to complete an online ITCC Host Request Form. Prior to doing this you may like to read the ITCC Host Information Booklet.

How to Host an ITCC Booklet

COVID Safety Guidelines for Education Courses Booklet (current October 2020)

Click here to request to host an ITCC 

For all enquiries, contact Darren Wensor, Head of Coach & Volunteer Development, on 02 9633 4511 (Ext 108) or via email dwensor@lansw.com.au.