||COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME
WHAT IS A BTA TRIATHLON COACH?
A BTA triathlon coach is someone who has gained an accredited qualification
in triathlon coaching. They may be helping out with junior clubs,
introducing novices to the sport, running a club coaching programme
or working with international athletes, depending on their experience
STRUCTURE OF BTA COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The BTA coach education programme supports the following levels
of coaching qualification:
|Level I||Assistant Coach
|Level II||Club Coach
|Level III||Senior Coach
|Level IV||Performance Coach
WHO CAN COACH?
Anyone can enter the coach education programme (provided that they
agree to the BTA Coaching Code of Ethics and Child Protection procedures).
There is no ideal background for coaches and there is no requirement
for previous coaching experience for the level I award. More experienced
coaches may be able to fast track onto level II.
There are wide variety of reasons why people get involved in coaching.
One of the main reasons is the satisfaction form seeing improved
performances whether it being getting a novice to swim one length
of the pool, seeing a talented junior win their first race or an
experienced athlete completing their first Ironman. Another reason
may be to stay involved in the sport after your competitive career
or injury. Parents whose children take up the sport may want to
help the club coaches.
BENEFITS OF A BTA COACHING QUALIFICATION
Certificate of competence
Your name will be entered on BTA coaches database, and given
out to coaching enquiries in your region
Access to regional seminars and from 2000 BTA annual triathlon coaching conference
You will have a more professional approach to your coaching
You will be able to charge for your services
You will be kept up to date on coaching developments
Group membership of the National Coaching Foundation
WHAT DOES A COACHING QUALIFICATION INVOLVE?
In order to obtain an Assistant Coaching qualification you need
Attend a BTA Level I weekend course
Attend a NCF Working with Children Course (2-3hrs)
Coach alongside an experienced coach for 2 sessions
In order to obtain a Club coach qualification you need to:
a BTA Level II weekend course
3 NCF Homestudy packs
Pass a practical assessment
a set of homestudy questions
a written project (1000-1500 words)
Please feel free to contact us or the following associations for more
BTA COACH EDUCATION OFFICER
THE BRITISH TRIATHLON ASSOCIATION
WELSH TRIATHLON ASSOCIATION COACHING CO-ORDINATOR
SCOTTISH TRIATHLON ASSOCIATION COACHING CO-ORDINATOR