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Course Length: 4 Hours Pre-Course Work + 16 Hours Face-to-Face (Practical and Theory) + 6 Hours Post-Course Work

Locations: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville

Pre-requisites: Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach or Level 2 Advanced Coach - Middle & Long Distance and have held this level of accreditation for 12 months. 


Course Statement

The 'Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach course is designed to train coaches who have moved beyond the beginner level of coaching and who want to improve their skills and knowledge in order to take the runners they coach to a higher level.  

Expected Competencies

At the completion of the course it is expected that coaches will be able to satisfy the following criteria:

2-AEGS-1: Display behaviours and standards expected of a coach, and self-evaluate to improve their coaching performance.

2-AEGS-2: Develop and review a coaching plan for the season.

2-AEGS-3: Mange the safety requirements of coaching.

2-AEGS-4: Demonstrate a range of coaching methods and communication techniques.

2-AEGS-5: Adapt a coaching program to include and cater for a range of individual needs.

2-AEGS-6: Assist runners to develop and improve skills.

2-AEGS-7: Develop activities to improve an runner's physical abilities. 

2-AEGS-8: Recognise structures and movement of the body in order to analyse performance. 

2-AEGS-9: Take into account growth and development considerations when coaching a range of runners. 

2-AEGS-10: Assist runners to use nutritional strategies for sports performance.

2-AEGS-11: Use basic psychological training skills to assist runners prepare for sports performance.

2-AEGS-12: Advise runners regarding anti-doping issues. 

2-AEGS-13: Recognise the key components of developing and growing running squads

2-AEGS-14: Understand the unique factors of female running participation

Requirements for Successful Completion of the Course

Requirement Due Date
Pre-course Work Booklet Seven Days Prior to the Part A Course
Six Week Training Program Seven Days Prior to the Part A Course
100% Attendance of Part A Day of Part A Course
100% Attendance of at Least One Part B Event Group Day of Part B Course
Self-Study Modules Within Two Weeks of Completing Part A
Completion of Part B Post-Course Work Within Two Weeks of Completing Part B


Program Curriculum

- The Essence of Coaching

- Inclusive Coaching

- Development and Maturation

- Conditioning

- Skill Acquisition

- Use of Technology in Coaching

- Planning

- Squad Development

- Women in Running

- Run Technique

- Advanced Programming

Course Resources

Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Participants Manual


Registration for this course is available online by visiting the Course Calendar or by emailing Athletics Australia for more information. 


At the successful completion of the course participants will receive Level 2 Advanced Coach accreditation with Athletics Australia. 


Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560