Category Archive: The Coach

Apr 24

AT&FCA Membership Renewal

Hi Everyone, A reminder on membership renewal. This is a reminder to our 2011 members who, as yet, have not renewed their membership. Membership can be renewed, online, using the National ATFCA site ( Annual Winter Workshops (professional development program): the first programs will be advertised later this month using your email address and also …

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Mar 23

Identified Mental Skills – Leading Up to and During Major Competitions – Anthony Klarica

The following article summarises the presentation made to members and guests at the AT&FCA Vic Annual General Meeting on 21st March 2012. This stimulating and informative session was presented by Anthony Klarica MMIB, MAppSc, GradDipPsych, BEd, MAPS – Director, Psychologist – Elite Performance – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Athletes and coaches identified the need to be …

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Feb 20

Proposed Changes – Little Athletics – Multi Events

A Proposal for Changes to the Events to be Included in the LAV Multi-Event State Championships The Tables accessed below show the current events for Little Athletics multi events then indicate suggested changes, shown in red, that are the subject of a recent proposal made by ATFCA to the LAV Education Committee. Note: Women’s IAAF …

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Feb 12

AT&FCA Vic – Annual General Meeting – 21 Mar 12

Attention Coaches / Associates/ Athletes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association will be held on WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH, 2012 at 7.00pm, at the Box Hill Athletics Club Room, Hagenauer’s Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hill (Melways Ref. 47 C7) – NON-MEMBERS …

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Jul 05

Another Successful ATFCA Workshop – 2 Jul 11

Some of the coaches and athletes attending the 2 Jul 11 Workshop at Box Hill Athletics Centre – shown with John Boas in the Long Jump and Triple Jump session – Once again there were three separate sessions for your professional development available in ATFCA Vic’s monthly coach education workshops. These included: Teaching high jumpPresenter: …

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Jun 21

ATFCA Vic Winter Workshop – 2 Jul 11

Attention: Coaches and assistant coaches / LAV Centre coaching coordinators/ AV club coaching coordinators/ athletes/ parents /PE teachers Once again there are three separate sessions available for your professional development. These include: Teaching high jump Coaching junior triple and long jumpers, plus program planning and development Coaching and Judging Racewalking Our celebrity guest presenter is …

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Mar 23

National Coach Accreditation – Course Providers

The following statement concerns the 2010 appointment of the ATFCA Victoria Branch, and Athletics Victoria, as two independent course providers for the new National Coach Accreditation program. The ATFCA Victoria Committee are not convinced that having two providers for so many courses and streams within those courses can be justified. It is the view of …

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Jan 18

Coaching as a Management Exercise – by Kevin Prendergast

The role of an athletics coach is similar to that of a business manager – both are responsible for obtaining results, though other people do the work. This article examines management theory and skills and how they can be applied to athletics coaching to make it more systematic and effective. It concludes that coaching accreditation …

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