Pivotal to the sport of athletics are the dedicated and hardworking coaches who provide the link between athletes, clubs and competition. Coaches use their insight, experience and knowledge to guide and support athletes and participants in our sport to compete to the best of their abilities.
2020/21 Coach Membership
Effective 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021
Athletics Victoria charges no fees for coaching membership if you meet the following criteria:
- You have a current coaching membership with Athletics Australia*
- You have a current Working With Children Check
Some clubs and groups may charge a club fee for coach memberships.
Coach Membership – FREE ($0)
*Coaching Accreditation is handled by Athletics Australia. The Level 1 Community Athletics Course and Level 1 Recreational Running Course includes the cost of a 12 months Coaching Membership with Athletics Australia. Please see the Athletics Australia Website for further information: https://www.athletics.com.au/get-involved-athletics/coachportal/
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.
Athletics Victoria offer a range of courses for all people. From beginners learning the sport, all the way through to experts looking to refine their skills.
There are two coaching pathways – Athlete Coaches and Recreational Running Coaches.