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. These fees are renewable on the 1st April each year.
The club is very lucky in having so many good coaches across so many events. 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.
We have special coaching arrangements for younger athletes and details are provided under the Beagles tab above.
For details of coaching qualifications see the coach education section below. Some of our coaches are on local and national development groups (LCDP/NCDP).
|Name||EA Coach Level||Old Level||Event||Notes|
|Denis||Johnson||Performance||4||Combine Events/High Jump|
|Marcio||Ferdandes||Assistant||1||Javelin Thursday 1730-1830|
Beginners Pole Vault Group
Jemma Eastwood (World Indoor Masters Pole Vault Silver medallist) will continue to run her Beginners Pole Vault Group.
This is great news as Jemma is an experienced and inspiring coach as well as a competitive athlete. This new group has been really successful with positive feedback from both athletes and parents.
Venue: Bedford International Athletic Stadium (MK41 9SB)
Time:Tuesday 4:45 – 5:45 [Except 30th July and 6th August]
Exceptions: Please note that the sessions will not go ahead if weather conditions do not allow safe vaulting.
England Athletics (EA) run coaching awards at all levels, they are:
Leading in Running Fitness (LiRF) - This is a one day course which enables coaches to lead an adult running session.
Athletics Leader - a one day course with no assessment. This is 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. This is for adults who wish to lead a group under the supervision of an Athletics Coach. and 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.
For more details see the England Athletics website coaching courses can be found by clicking on the course you are interested and following the booking links.
Coaching courses can be fully funded from various sources including the club but the would be coach should be prepared to pay for the course up front and then reclaim the money after they have been on the course and shown they are committed to coaching.
Renewal of DBS Certificates
You can now renew your DBS certificate on line.The England Athletics website shows the process. Part of the process requires you to show your forms of identification to the club's evidence verifier, Allen Adamson.