Course Length: 2 Hours Pre-Course Work + 8.5 Hours Face-to-Face (Practical and Theory)
Pre-requisites: Level 1 Community Athletics Coach or Level 1 Recreational Run Leader or Cert. III or IV in Fitness
Pathways: Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach or Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach
The Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course trains coaches to develop the fundamental technical and strategic skills for runners training for 5km through to ultra-marathon events. The course covers topics such as warm ups, endurance training, session planning, and designing training programs leading up to recreational running events.
The Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course is registered with Fitness Australia and registered Personal Trainers receive 7 CEC points upon successful completion of the course.
At the completion of the course it is expected that coaches will be able to satisfy the following criteria:
2-IRR-1: Monitor and adopt the training environment to ensure inclusive and safe activity that is both enjoyable and challenging for recreational runners in clubs, squads, groups, and individual training situations.
2-IRR-2: Evaluate and identify appropriate activities in accordance with the physical, emotional, and social maturation of the recreational runners in their program.
2-IRR-3: Vary training activities to maintain a stimulating and engaging training environment.
2-IRR-4: Provide suitable feedback on performance for groups and individuals during training sessions.
2-IRR-5: Communicate effectively in group and individual situations.
2-IRR-6: Use appropriate methods, drills, and activities to instruct appropriate technical models to recreational runners.
2-IRR-7: Plan and evaluate a training session and make appropriate adjustments for subsequent sessions.
2-IRR-8: Plan and implement a variety of activities that will develop the components of fitness into training sessions.
PBTR - Harassment and Discrimination
My Coaching Pathway Module
Terminology and Session Components Module
Principles of Training Module
Intermediate Programming Module
Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach Participant's Manual
Registration for this course is available online by visiting the Course Calendar or by emailing Athletics Australia for more information.
- Coaching Pathways and Responsibilities
- Developing the Skills of Coaching
- Training Principles
- Components of Fitness
- Effective Warm Ups and Cool Downs
- Endurance Running
- Planning Training Sessions
- Coach in Action
- Race Day Strategies
At the successful completion of this course participants will receive Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach accreditation with Athletics Australia.
Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coaches are expected to be able to design training programs and lead running and walking groups for recreational athletes.