Coaching

The Athletics Australia Coach Accreditation Framework is the endorsed coach education program for athletics coaches in Australia. Coach education programs deliver knowledge, skills and experience to equip coaches with the understanding of what to coach and how to coach. Those who complete an accredited coaching program will become an Accredited Athletics Coach (AAC) at that level of accreditation and can register with Athletics Australia as a coach and therefore be insured for their coaching practice.

Accreditation Framework / Pathways

The Athletics Australia Coach Accreditation Framework is the endorsed coach education program for athletics coaches. Coach education programs deliver knowledge, skills and experience to equip coaches with the understanding of what to coach and how to coach. Those who complete an accredited coaching program will become an Accredited Athletics Coach (AAC) at that level of accreditation and can register with Athletics Australia as a coach and therefore be insured for their coaching practice.

In addition to the Track & Field Athletic Coach Accreditation framework Athletics Australia has designed coaching courses for people training runners for fun runs, half marathons, marathons and ultra marathons. This course is particularly useful for personal trainers who are looking to move into the endurance and long run training space.

Coaching Membership

Pivotal to the sport of athletics are the dedicated and hardworking coaches who provide a link between athletes, their clubs and the competition options available to them. Coaches come in all shapes and sizes, varied levels of experience and diverse backgrounds. Through their insight and guidance all types of athlete are provided the training and knowledge to compete to the best of their abilities

Just like athletes, Coaches are involved in a constant cycle of development and improvement which can lead to many wonderful opportunities.

Athletics Victoria charges no fees* for coaching membership as accreditation is handled by Athletics Australia. As part of the coaching accreditation courses, anyone that has completed a course is eligible for membership at no cost.

*Some Athletics Victoria affiliated clubs charge club fees for Coaches