Volunteers Needed For Coaching and Officiating Please

Since the club recommenced training in October we have had almost an additional 100 new members join the club. This has taken our overall membership well into the 700's and edging ever closer to 800 members. This is an enormous undertaking for our volunteers to offer effective coaching to each week. It would be most helpful if more parents would come forward to assist in coaching sessions, there is a introductory coaching certificate being delivered on Sunday 26th November if anyone would like to help the club out, details are outlined below.

For those parents with more interest in officiating the day before on Saturday 25th November is a UK Athletics Officials Qualification, that the club is looking for more volunteers to attend. The club has obligations to provide a minimum number of qualified officials for all home and away league matches. If this course appeals to you more details are outlined below too.

Saturday 25th November UK Athletics Assistant Officials Qualification 1pm to 4pm @ Swansea University Indoor Athletics Track:

Closing date for applications Monday 20th November to book email andrew.jenkins90@ntlworld.com

Course Fee: £FREE!!
 
Who should go on this course? Anyone aged 14 or over interested in gaining an insight and introduction to the key areas of officiating that will enable them to assist at track and field meetings under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official. 
 
What will I learn?
• Delivered as a single workshop of four hours in six sections with both theoretical and practical elements covering:
• The responsibilities and role of an Assistant Official
• Measuring and recording times and distance
• Making, sharing and recording judgements
• Ensuring safety and reporting concerns
• Communicating with athletes and other officials
• Following procedures and applying basic rules
 
What will I be able to do?
After completing the course candidates will need to:
Gain experience by attending a minimum of two athletics meetings assisting a qualified Official. 
Complete a Recorded Evidence Form detailing each meeting and have this signed by a qualified UKA Technical Official. (These experiences can also be gained at schools’ athletics meetings, signed off by the appropriate teacher.)
 
Undertake a DBS check, if aged 16 or over, or if under 16 make a Self Declaration. 
A Level 1 Assistant Officials' Licence will then be issued.
 
Sunday 26th November Leading Athletics Coaching Certificate, 1pm to 4pm @ Swansea University Indoor Track:
 
There will be a Leading Athletics Coaching Certificate at Swansea, this new leadership workshop is for those looking to lead athletics activities for young athletes.
Packed full of useful tips and ideas, this three hour workshop is supported by a workbook, support resource and a series of game cards which aid delivery. The resources include information on the roles and responsibilities of a leader, how to lead a fun and inclusive athletics session, and further information on how to develop your leadership skills.
The workshop which is open to volunteers from all clubs, schools and leisure centres. The course costs £25 and there is a closing date for applications of Monday 20th November, with a minimum age for attendance is 14. For booking forms please email andrew.jenkins90@ntlworld.com