The Level 2 Development Coach accreditation is designed for coaches interested in working with athletes aged 12+ years old, and/or want to be involved in the Introduction to Training and Training I (General) stages of development (outlined in Athletics Australia’s Training and Competition Guidelines for Children and Adults).
This course teaches coaches the basic technical models of the Track and Field events held at club and school level competitions, in addition to general training principles for coaching intermediate level athletes.
This accreditation focuses on coaching athletes 12+ years old who have at least 12 months experience training the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
A safe and effective technical model of the Track and Field events is introduced to facilitate a long-term athlete development program with sustainable improvements in event-specific performance.
Level 2 Development Coaches are expected to be able to assist their athletes to prepare and compete at regional and state-level competitions.
This course gives coaches the required skills and knowledge to coach athletes in the following phases of the FIT Model of Development.
To gain a Level 2 Development Coach accreditation, a coach must meet the following criteria:
Be 16 years or older.
The practical course is run fully in-person or with a blended in-person and online delivery model. Check with your State/Terriroty Athletics Association to understand which model your course will use.
2-CC-1: Monitor and adapt the training environment to ensure inclusive, enjoyable, challenging, and safe activity for athletes who have established the fundamental skills in running, jumping, and throwing.
2-CC-2: Evaluate and identify appropriate activities in accordance with the physical, emotional, and social maturation of the athletes in their program.
2-CC-3: Vary training activities to maintain a stimulating and engaging training environment.
2-CC-4: Provide suitable feedback on performance to groups and individuals during a training session.
2-CC-5: Communicate effectively in group and individual situations.
2-CC-6: Use appropriate methods, drills and activities to instruct appropriate technical models to athletes in all of the following event groups: Sprints, Block Starts, Relays, Sprint Hurdles, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Discus, Shot Put, Javelin, and Race Walking.
2-CC-7: Plan and evaluate a training session and make appropriate adjustments for subsequent sessions.
2-CC-8: Plan and implement a variety of activities that will develop the components of fitness into training sessions.
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