All participants are required to complete the following modules prior to attending the Level 3 Performance Development Coach course.
All participants are required to complete the following requirements to gain and maintain their coaching accreditation.
Online Modules (Anatomy and Biomechanics, Coaching Process, Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Sports Safety, Planning and Physiology)
- Coaching Self-Reflection
- Post-Course Assessment Task (Part A: Short Answer, Part B: Scenario Response, Part C: Programming)
4-day face to face course
o Day 1 – Coach Leadership (All coaches to attend)
- Self Reflection, Goal setting, Inclusive Coaching Principles, Personality and Coaching Communication
o Day 2 – Strength and Conditioning (All coaches to attend. RPL: A Coach that currently holds a Level 1 or above Australian Strength & Conditioning Association accreditation, provides a copy to Athletics Australia and is granted exemption)
- Gym-based Strength & Conditioning, Reactive Strength, Pool-based Strength & Conditioning, Recovery, Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
o Days 3 & 4 – Event Specific Content (Sprints, Relays & Hurdles/Jumps/Throws/Middle & Long Distance/Race Walking)
Event Principles and Theory, Biomotor Development, Drills and Skill Acquisition, Analysis and Feedback, Practical Coaching, Technology Implementation, Micro-, Meso-, and Macro-Cycles
To be eligible for days 3 and 4, coach must have attended and successfully completed days 1 and 2 or attended day 1 & received RPL for Day 2
Four Day Course:
Course length: Online Modules 3 hours
Teaching Hours: 32 Hours (4 days x 8 hours)
Reading: 10 hours+
Online modules: 10 hours
Exam: 3 hours
3-PD-1: Design an effective season training program for an athlete targeting entry in the national Junior or Open Championships
3–PD-2: Effectively prepare and deliver warm up, mobility exercises, event-specific drills, strength and conditioning (including plyometrics), active recovery and pool sessions in an athlete’s training program.
3–PD-3: Prescribe and monitor a training program that develops the biomotor abilities of athletes, with consideration of the priorities of their event group.
3–PD-4: Understand the roles and responsibilities of athletes and coaches in regards to anti-doping.
3–PD-5: Understand methods to monitor and effectively manage training load for optimal performance and injury prevention.
3–PD-6: Use basic sports psychology techniques to optimise athlete performance.
3–PD-7: Understand the basics of human anatomy and how it relates to athletic performance.
3–PD-8: Have an advanced understanding of the selected event-group, including drills, faults, cause and corrections.
3–PD-9: Use a range of methods, including using technology, to effectively analyse and provide feedback on an athlete’s technical model.
3–PD-10: Use a range of coaching methods in the preceeding weeks and on the day to prepare an athlete for optimum performance at a target competition.
o Day 1 $165
o Day 2 $165
o Days 3 & 4 $330 (for both days)
Level 3 Performance Development Coach RPL details can be found here
Progression: Level 4 Senior IAAF Coach