Become an Assistant Coach – Help our Sport!

Please help our sport!

Without enough qualified coaches, the success of the last few years cannot be repeated or improved upon.

A new generation is required to assist with the nurture our young people, to guide our current runners, throwers and jumpers and advise mature athletes returning or trying the sport for the first time.

This November Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th The IOMAA is staging a course facilitated by England Athletics to help you become an Assistant Coach, the first rung on the ladder to gaining your Coach Award.

It is open for all people over the age of 16.

The IOMAA is generously donating £100 towards the £245 fee and there is a further discount for being a club member.

If you are not a club member, please join one, as it will be cheaper than paying the extra £60.

Therefore please send a cheque to:
Michael George, 27 WOODBURN SQUARE, IM1 4DE, made out to IOMAA NOT England Athletics as it says on the form or BACS to 14347237 55-91-00 with Assistant Coach as the reference.

More information is available here.

I would be grateful to receive your application at your earliest convenience as time is no longer on our side and the Isle of Man must display enough enthusiasm for England Athletics to run the course.

Michael George

Athletics to be audited by Talent Development Advisor, Paul Jones.

Paul will be spending time over the coming 10 weeks to learn more about athletics, uncover the positives and understand the challenges being faced. This means he will be at various training/coaching sessions, attending meetings and talking to a wide range of people involved in our sport.

If you see him at a session, please feel free to say hello and offer any thoughts/ideas you may have to improve our sport or the sport your child performs in.move-to-perform

You will also have an opportunity to provide further feedback by completing an online survey when it is released in a couple of weeks’ time.

The ultimate aim of this project is to increase the number of athletes from the Isle of Man who are able to compete and win at World and Commonwealth level in senior competition.

Full details of what the project entails is available for you to view here.

It’s not too late for the Athletics Coach (level 2) Course!

We are pleased to announce that the closing date for the Level 2 Coaches Course has been extended to 15th April 2016 so if you are interested in taking this course you still have time.

The course, offered in conjunction with England Athletics, is aimed at coaches who have already gained an assistant qualification.  We are offering members of local clubs a £100 discount on the advertised cost.

Please download the application form, complete and send to Michael George, c/o The Welbeck Hotel, 13-17 Mona Drive, Douglas IM2 4LF with a cheque for £150 made out to the IOMAA.  DO NOT SEND THE FORM TO ENGLAND ATHLETICS as if you do you will not be able to benefit from the discounted amount offered by the IOMAA.

For those wanting to gain their Coaching Assistant (level 1) the dates for the course are 26th and 27th November.

Qualify as an Athletics Coach

We are pleased to offer, in conjunction with England Athletics, an Athletics Coach course, aimed at coaches who have already gained an assistant qualification, on the Isle of Man during 2016.  Also, we are able to offer members of local clubs a £100 discount on the advertised cost.

For more information including the course dates and application form please see our Education for Coaches and Officials page.

A minimum of 8 coaches are required for this course to run.

Closing date for applications is 16th March 2016.