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Volunteering Opportunity: VO48034
Athletics Coach with Pitreavie Amateur Athletic Club.
Created/last updated: 04/08/2020
About this opportunity:
Pitreavie Amateur Athletic Club is one of the largest and most successful athletics clubs in Scotland • We regularly send athletes to the Commonwealth Games and have sent representatives to the Olympics •
The most important area of athletics is the training of young athletes from 9-13 years in basic fitness and athletics skills • Developing athletes in this age group can be particularly rewarding for the coach, who can see rapid development, and gives children the benefits of fitness and a healthy lifestyle for later years • It is also an area which is in danger of being neglected •
If you have an interest in athletics or any competitive sport and can commit to a minimum of two hours, two evenings a week, you might enjoy coaching athletes at Pitreavie • You don't need to be particularly fit, young or athletic yourself, just able to explain and describe activities, motivate and guide children as they work to acquire skills and fitness • Many of our most active coaches are Senior Citizens •
We offer full training and support and new coaches will be encouraged to attain their UK Athletics Coaching qualification, at no cost to themselves • It may be that you are interested in particular disciplines such as throws or jumps or have a background in something specific like hurdles and would prefer to specialise • UKA requires Enhanced Disclosure of all coaches, again at no cost to the individual •
We are a friendly club and, if you would like to get involved at any level, please contact [email protected] • com
no upper age limit has been specified
We would initially organise a qualified coach for the volunteer to work with and learn how to structure a session. The volunteer could then work with a coach to help take a group or, once qualified, take their own group independently.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - We do not pay travel expenses
The ability to motivate and explain activities to a group of 9-13 year olds. A positive attitude is important as children often have to be encouraged to work hard to pick up new skills and develop fitness. It is a misconception that a coach has to be fi
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Coaches must be over 18 years to hold a UKA coaching licence.
Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Trial Period
No, not for this opportunity.
Pitreavie Athletics Stadium, Dunfermline
Walking distance from Rosyth Station, on all bus routes, easy access by car.
This opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).