One of the reasons people join an athletics club is to take advantage of the opportunity to train with an athletics coach. At Oxford City AC we have a group of coaches who can offer training in all the athletic disciplines. Our coaches are all volunteers who bring a range of experience and knowledge to the task of coaching our athletes. Our coaches all hold qualifications which they have earned by attending courses offered by England Athletics, and sometimes by other sporting bodies. All of our coaches continue to improve their knowledge by attending appropriate refresher courses, workshops and conferences, and by reading widely online and in the specialist literature. Our coaches are all registered by England Athletics and as part of their registration are required to submit to a regular DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check to ensure that they are fit people to work with young or vulnerable people. Many of our coaches also possess First Aid training.
You will find a complete list of coaches in our directory of coaches, where you will see the diversity of skills and experience on offer – from newly qualified assistant coaches to highly experienced senior coaches who have trained athletes to take part in major international competitions.
The club is constantly on the lookout for volunteers willing to join our roster of coaches. The club will pay prospective coaches to obtain England Athletics qualifications and will also pay for them to progress to higher level qualifications. If you are interested in becoming a coach then you should contact the club using the contact form on the Volunteering page.
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Published: 12 March 2017 by Philip Huxley