Keen to be coached?
Coaching plays a major role in Scottish. In general, members of all ages and abilities have a desire to complete a race as quickly as possible, or achieve a personal victory over fellow members.
Scottish recognises that people usually join the club to move their running or walking performance up to another level. To assist members meet their goals, Scottish offers a range of coaching services. These are delivered by our more experienced members to other members at no cost. If you wish, a training programme can be tailored by a club coach to suit your ability and goals. Or the advice provided can be more informal.
Scottish has a coaching coordinator (Marjolein Ros, call her MJ!) whose aim is to service the coaching needs of club members. Most importantly, the coordinator is there to ensure that coaching advice is available to all members. The club runs several coaching seminars during the season. Look out for news of these on the website or in the weekly club emails. To contact MJ email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keen to join the Scottish Coaching Force?
To increase the coaching capacity (and thereby grow the club) we need you… You don’t have to have any qualifications, you don’t even have to call yourself a ‘coach’ or provide detailed programs; you could just be mentoring, guiding and advising other runners based on your own running experience so far. In return the club is accommodating to pay for potential (ANZ) courses or workshops (and travel costs) you might like to attend in order to develop yourself as a coach. If this sounds like you please contact us and we can send you more info.
Scottish has a growing library of coaching books. Increasingly, the Internet provides a wealth of running information. Both these sources provide an excellent starting point for members wanting to understand more about running, walking and training.
If you would like more information about coaching, either from an athlete or coaching perspective, please feel free to contact us so we can sort the best solution for you.