Continuous Professional Development
On April 7th, 2017 Athletics NI will deliver a Secondary Teachers Continuous Professional Development Day at Mary Peters Track, Belfast, BT95PR, between 10:00 and 3:00pm.
PE teachers and school athletics coaches are invited to attend free of charge and certificates of attendance will be provided. This is a practical workshop looking at what to coach with 12-18 year olds in school settings.
The workshop has capacity for 40 participants and last year we were significantly over subscribed so please register early.
Teachers often provide young people with their first experience of Athletics. Athletics NI’s Teacher Development programme aims to help teachers introduce pupils to the fundamentals of Athletics.
Athletics NI have created NIfutures.com our new website featuring programmes, curriculum and resources for coaches. We are constantly adding to the information on this site so please have a browse around to find what you are looking for.
Some of the key resources of particular interest to teachers include:
Elevating Athletics is a legacy resource produced by British Athletics for the teaching athletics within schools. It has two teaching packs, one for teachers of 5 – 11 year olds and the other for teachers of 11 –16 year olds. Both resources include teacher and pupil activity cards, teaching guides, lesson plans, cross curricular support, competition models, posters, a DVD and a website. These can be purchased through the Youth Sport Trust from the official Elevating Athletics website.
Most of the Elevating Athletics video material is also available free in the teachers section of uCoach.com - British Athletics' dedicated coaching resource. If you would like to try before you buy please look at the direct link below:
If you have any other questions please contact Coach Development Lead Laura Kerr.