Level 2 Club Coach


Sat 06 Jul 2024 08:00 — Sun 07 Jul 2024 17:00
Athletics Australia - Level 2 Development Coach

Course information

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Course Overview:

Split over two days, the Level 2 Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course and further develops coaches understanding of how to coach fundamental skills and drills. This level supports coaches to understand the basic technical models for the Track & Field events held at club and school level competition. 

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Your course details:

Time: 8am - 5:00pm both days

Location: QSAC

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. 


Target Coaching Audience

  • Little Athletics coaches
  • Senior Athletics Club coaches
  • High School and Physical Education Teachers
  • Private fitness and Track and Field coaches
  • Level 1 coaches progressing to coach event-specific technical models of Track and Field


Target 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. 

FIT Model

This course gives coaches the required skills and knowledge to coach athletes in the following phases of the FIT Model of Development.

  • Introduction to Training 
  • Training I (General)


Course Content

  • Further Development of the Pillars of Good Coaching
  • Effective Communication
  • Further Warm Ups and Cool Downs
  • Introduction to the Principles of Training
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Development and Maturation (including development models)
  • Dynamic Stretching
  • Introduction to Plyometrics
  • Functional Movement Training
  • Planning and Periodization for Track and Field
  • Coaching a Technical Model – Sprints (including Block Starts, 100m, 200m, and Relays)
  • Coaching a Technical Model - 400m and 800m
  • Coaching a Technical Model – Middle Distance (up to 3000m)
  • Coaching a Technical Model – Long Jump
  • Coaching a Technical Model – Triple Jump
  • Coaching a Technical Model – High Jump (Scissors and Fosbury Flop)
  • Coaching a Technical Model – Discus
  • Coaching a Technical Model – Shot Put (Glide only)
  • Coaching a Technical Model  - Javelin (9-stride approach)
  • Coaching a Technical Model - Race Walks
  • Coaching a Technical Model - Combined Events
  • Coaching a Technical Model - Para-Specific Events (Wheelchair Track and Road and Seated Throws)



To gain a Level 2 Development Coach accreditation, a coach must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years or older.


Course Components

  • Practical course (DAY 1)
    • Attend a one-day face-to-face course
  • Practical course (DAY 2)
    • Attend a one-day face-to-face course or five 1-hour online sessions. 
  • Online course 
    • Complete the Level 2 Development Coach online modules. 
  • Assessment tasks 
    • Complete a multiple-choice assessment
    • Complete a seasonal plan
    • Complese the practical coaching assessment (signed off by an approved assessor). Athletics Australia strongly recommends that the assessor supervises the coach for the duration of a season (1 year) before signing off on the assessment. 


Course Delivery

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. 

  • Blended Delivery (Online and Practical)
    Practical Course: 8 hours
    Online Group Meetings: 5.5 hours
    Online Modules: 8 hours
    Reading: 4 hours
    Assessment: 1 hour
  • Fully Face-to-Face
    Practical Course: 16 hours
    Online Modules: 8 hours
    Reading: 3 hours
    Assessment: 1 hour


Required Competencies

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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