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BEDFORD & COUNTY AC

BACAC is one of the leading athletic clubs in the South and East of England & we cater for athletes of all ages and abilities. The club competes at the highest levels in Track & Field Athletics, Road Racing and Cross Country Running.

All sections of the club, men and women, young and old, are achieving success on the track, in the field, over the country and on the roads. Our home track is

Bedford International Athletics Stadium.


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Welcome to the coaching page


Bedford & County AC have exclusive use of the Track & Field facilities and Bedford International Athletics Stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. The facility and coaching is available to all club members provided they have paid the stadium fee and club membership fee.  Both fees are renewable on the 1st April each year.


The club is very lucky in having so many good coaches across so many events. There is a vacancy for a shot put coach. If you are interested in becoming a coach please contact Allen Adamson.


 Coaching takes place on:

 

Club nights, Tuesday and Thursday 18:15 to 20:00 for older groups.

Some groups also train on Monday, Wednesday 18:15 to 20:00 and Sunday 10:30 to 12:30.

    For younger athletes

Beagles for 7 to 11 years old  children, Saturday mornings 10:45 to 12:15

Passport for children over 11 joining the club

Tuesday 17:30 to 19:30, Saturday morning 09:00 to 10:30

News


The next coaches meeting         


See the Coach Education section for the new Coach Awards. Coaching Corner Newsletter.


The Coaches

For details of coaching qualifications see the coach education section below.

A number of our coaches are on local and national development groups. (LCDP/NCDP).  

The list below has details of coaches who are presently working at the club, there are also other qualified coaches who are at university or have other roles in the club.


Name

EA Coach Level

Old Level

Event

Notes

Allen

Adamson

Performance

4

Sprints/Hurdles

NCDP

Martyn

Blackwell

Coach

3

Children/Multi Events


Tina

Blackwell

Childrens Coach

2

Childrens


Martin

Campbell

Coach

2

Hurdles Thursday


David

Cheshire

Coach

2

Endurnace/MD

NCDP

Jackie

Cheshire

Coach

2

Children


Peter

Dancer

Coach

2

MD


Simon

Eastwood

Coach

3

Pole Vault

NCDP

Jemma

Eastwood

Assistant

1

Pole Vault


Mark

Goodman

Coach

2

MD


Simon

Goodwin

Coach

2

MD


Steve

Janes

Coach

3

MD


Barry

Johnson

Coach

4

High Jump


Denis

Johnson

Performance

4

Combine Events/High Jump


Darren

Kerr

Coach

3

Hammer/Discus

NCDP

Richard

Martin

Assistant

2

Throws


Phil

Odell

Coach

3

Endurance/MD


Richard

Peters

Coach

2

Endurance


Natasha

Peters

Assistant

2

Endurance


Ian

Roberts

Performance

4

Horizontal Jumps

NCDP

Angela

Russell

Assistant

2

MD


Alex

Stanton

Performance

4

Endurance/MD


Rosemary

Stanton

Performance

3

Endurnace/MD


Alan

Watts

Performance

4

Sprints


Marcio

Ferdandes

Assistant

1

Javelin Thursday 1730-1830








Coach Education


England Athletics (EA) run coaching awards at all levels, briefly they are:


Leading in Running Fitness  (LiRF)  

 - a one day course which enables coaches to lead an adult running session.


Athletics Leader

 - a one day course with no assessment, for parents and young people (16+) who would like to help out at the club.


Coaching Assistant (old level 1)

 - a two day course, no assessment,   for adults who wish to lead a group under the supervision of an Athletics Coach. This is the first step to becoming a coach.


Athletics Coach (old level 2 and 3)

 - a four day course with assessment which enables coaches to lead a group of any age.


Running Coach(level 2)

 - a follow on from Assistant Coach targeted at running coaches


Children’s Coach (level 2)

 - a follow on from Assistant Coach targeted at coaches who want to work with children.


Running Coach and Children’s Coach are new awards.  At present there is nothing in place to replace the old level 4, performance coach.


For more details see the England Athletics website and this flyer. Booking form


There are some new qualifications for those coaches who have an Athletics Coach award (old level 2 and above). Some of these awards are to cover those events not covered in the new Athletics Coach award.

UKA have developed two new awards, Event Group Coach and Event Coach. They involve some time reading, studying and answering questions on line and there will be an assessment day. The learning resources are excellent. Go to this site you will need to sign in with your coaching licence.


If you are interested in coaching please see the coaching decision tree.


Forthcoming courses -

Coaching Assistant courses


Athletics Coach courses -


All of the above will be fully funded from various sources but applicants must be prepared to pay for the course up front and then reclaim the money after they have been on the course and are committed to coaching.  Please pass on these details to anyone that you think may be interested and let me know their names. Sometimes completing the application form fir the course is the most difficult part of the processes and they may need some guidance.


Coach Development


Andra Freeborne, Jemma Eastwood, Kara Gibbs and Richard Martin are currently working towards their Athletics Coach Award.

Deena Mistry, Passport coach, has passed her Coaching Assistant Award


Renewal of DBS Certificates


You can now renew your DBS certificate on line. Full details.


You will still need to show your forms of identification to the club's evidence verifier, Allen Adamson.


Contact: Allen Adamson,  Club Coach Coordinator, Allen Adamson or better still see me at the track on a Tuesday or Thursday at 20:00 in the sports hall.


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