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Athletics Coaches Urged To Book


Lanarkshire athletics coaches are invited to book their place on Scottish Athletics’ Coaching Conference in September.

The 2016 event takes place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on the weekend of September 24 and 25, and will form a core part of the National Coach Development Programme, involving a series of practical sessions, seminars and workshops, led by international and expert coaches.

Coaches will present and discuss key themes which are important to developing athletes, in planning, athletic development and physical preparation, and technical development.

Rodger Harkins, Scottish Athletics’ director of coaching, said: “We would really like the coaching community in Scotland to support the Coaching Conference, as we see that buy-in as vitally important in what we are all trying to do.

“I keep saying it, but you cannot coach in isolation. Our ambition is certainly to continue to have more senior athletes represented at championships, but the important message for coaches is that we must ensure they are doing the right things at the right time for athletes, based on their stage of development.”

Places for the weekend are £30 for Scottish Athletics coach members and £130 for non-members. Group bookings of 10 or more is £25 per person (coach members only). Visit