Welcome to the ATFCA Foundation Course, and congratulations for taking the first step in your education to become a Coach. We are truly excited to share the contents of this course with you. Once completed, you will have knowledge that will help you coach athletes from any age at a school or club level. The contents of the course have been researched and represent many years of work, study and delivery. Below are a few important details about what to do next…
In order to help you progress through the course as effectively as possible, the material is broken up into modules covering a number of topics. All modules are now available for you to start working through, in order. However, to progress onto the next module in the series, you will find some revision questions at the end of each module which are required to be completed. All you need to do is work your way through each module in turn.
It is highly recommended that you download the Athletics3D app to compliment this course. Athletics3D features interactive 3D animations based off the performance of an elite athlete and takes you step by step through each event. Its use of interactive 3D allows each event to be viewed from any angle and in super slow motion.
Each event within Athletics3D is complimented with a series of in-depth technique tips. This course will refer to these tips with a graphic such as this:
Refer to Athletics3D when you see these as it will allow you to visualise what is being communicated. It will be of great benefit to you in understanding the technical aspects that need to be perfected so that the athlete can perform at their optimal level.
Athletics3D can be downloaded on the Apple Appstore or the Google Play store:
The full course includes access to: 21 Modules of specific content, featuring written information and power-point presentations developed by leading coaches and professionals in their field.
There are numerous hours of guided learning content including further learning materials and resources.
Once you have satisfactorily completed the course and become a member of the ATFCA, you will be presented with a Certificate of Accreditation. You will also have insurance coverage to coach at school, Athletics Clubs or Little Athletics Centres.
The Australian Track and Field Coaches Association has expanded the website to offer other seminars on topics related to Track and Field and the national office is always available to answer any questions and offer a helping hand where necessary.
So now it is time to get started. It is all up to you now.
Start on each module and on completing that, move on to the next. We hope you enjoy the journey and it starts you off on a pathway that offers you knowledge and the experiences of the many you have been involved in putting this together. It is our pleasure to share in your coaching journey.
As part of the Foundation Course, ATFCA is pleased to offer you the first calendar year of membership free of charge (i.e. up to 31 December of the year). Included is the inclusion of insurance for the year.
People undertaking the course will also be sent (mailed) the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association Manual, which was written by leading Australian coaches for the Australian coaching environment.
If you have any questions at all about anything in the education material, please do not hesitate to contact Glynis Nunn – at firstname.lastname@example.org.