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There are currently 4 Athletics coaching courses being offered by Athletics Canada.

Run Jump Throw Wheel is targeted at coaches whose coaching season ranges from 1 day fun days to day camp programs to once a week programs offered over a few months.  This program is targeted at coaches/instructors who have little or no sport experience.  The focus of this program is the introduction of fundamental movement skills in a fun and non competitive environment.

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Sport Coach is targeted at coaches who work with athletes 4 to 10 weeks a year and/or 2-3 sessions a week.  This course is for coaches who are introducing athletes to Athletics and Athletics competitions (regional and provincial).  Planning a practice is a key skill that is introduced in this workshop and coaches are exposed to all event groups through their training.

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Club Coach is for coaches who are coaching 12-24 weeks a year and/or 3-5 sessions a week.  The athletes Club Coaches work with have a foundation in Athletics or come from a multisport environment.  The focus of this course is preparing the coach to develop an athlete's skills in one event group area.  Seasonal planning is a key skill that is introduced in this course. 

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Performance Coach is the workshop for coaches who are coaching year round, 40 or more weeks a year and 5-10 sessions a week.  The athletes these coaches coach are competing at the national level in the junior or senior categories.  The training for this course is event group focused.  A main focus of this course is annual planning and periodization.

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Evaluation - Portfolio Requirements
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