Level 2 Development Coach


The Level 2 – Development Coach accreditation is designed for coaches interested in working with athletes aged 12+ years old, and/or want to be involved in the Introduction to Training and Training I (General) stages of development (outlined in Athletics Australia’s Training and Competition Guidelines for Children and Adults).

  • The primary objective of a Development Coach is to teach athletes the technical model of Track and Field events and develop biomotor abilities.
  • Development Coaches offer structured, coach-led practices designed to improve performance and prepare athletes for local, regional, and state level competitions.
  • Development Coaches specialise in roles in Little Athletics centres, Senior Athletics clubs, Masters Athletics clubs, as well as primary and high schools settings (working as a Track and Field coach). They may also provide private coaching.


To gain a Level 2 Development Coach accreditation, a coach must meet the following criteria:
Be 16 years or older.

Course Structure

  1. Practical course (Day 1) – Attend a one-day face-to-face.
  2. Practical course (Day 2) – Attend a one-day face-to-face course or five online sessions.
  3. Online course – Complete the Level 2 online modules.
  4. Assessment task
    – Complete and submit the Assessment Task online.
    – Athletics Australia strongly recommends that coaches complete 30 hours of practical coaching in a club, school, professional or private setting before receiving their Level 1 coaching accreditation.