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Spark for Sarkies

Spark for Sarkies

An interest to help people was all the spark RICHARD SARKIES needed to graduate from regular runner into coaching. A small group of athletes grew into a squad and club called ‘Hooked on Running’. Read about Richard’s development, motivation and philosophies as a coach and some practical advice to coaching colleagues.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (106)/Comments (0)/
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Elements of Training in an Athlete’s Development

Elements of Training in an Athlete’s Development

Paul Laurendet is one of NSW’s finest middle-distance coaches. During his coaching career he coached national champions (Holt Hardy 1500m) and Commonwealth champions and Olympic medalists (Clinton Hill 4x400m relay) and assisted with the program for his wife, Jenny Laurendet, a Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles medallist. In this article Laurendet discusses adolescent development, from his wealth of  experience as a coach and teacher for over 30 years.

Saturday, 19 August 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (290)/Comments (0)/
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Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up And Running is a Junior Run Squad based in Centennial Parklands at Randwick in Sydney.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (1592)/Comments (0)/
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Empowerment the key for coach Robbo

Empowerment the key for coach Robbo

Over the last few years we have witnessed the extraordinary development of two NSW athletes, Sarah Walsh and James Turner. Instrumental to their development has been Sydney-based Athletics Australia para coach, Brett ‘Robbo’ Robinson who will leave his role after he takes them to the World para-Athletics Championships in London in July.

Saturday, 17 June 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (965)/Comments (0)/
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Rachel’s Runners

Rachel’s Runners

Just how do some running groups emerge? In this chat with coach RACHEL ALLWORTH of RACHEL’S RUNNERS we discover how they formed from a small group who saw Rachel as a community health and fitness role model. Her desire to help others was sparked and it grew from there. Rachel’s own journey, her tremendous communication skills and empathy helped develop her coaching philosophy and build a positive and support environment for athletes to flourish.

Saturday, 17 June 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (947)/Comments (0)/
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Connecting coaches to clubs

The growth of Accredited Athletics Coaches in the recent months has been incredible, with many individuals completing their Level 1 or higher. 

To assist clubs to connect with qualified coaches we are creating a Coaching Roles Board that will list available club roles to our 5000+ accredited coaches. If your club is looking for new coaches, complete the registration form online by clicking here or complete the manual document here and return via email.

Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)

RCC (also known as Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL) is available for some courses within the Athletics Australian Coach Accreditation Framework. Applications and enquiries should be directed to the Athletics Australia, Coach Accreditation Coordinator, Blair Taylor on 03 8646 4550 or coachaccreditation@athletics.org.au.

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Got any questions? Contact us below:

Location: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Edwin Flack Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Email: info@nswathletics.org.au
Phone: +61 (02) 9746 1122
Fax: +61 (02) 9746 1168
Post: Athletics NSW, PO Box 595, Sydney Markets NSW 2129