HEAD COACH

Responsibilities

  • Establish a training structure suitable for all club members, so that each athlete will be given appropriate coaching. (The Head Coach might wish to engage a coaching co-ordinator to assist)
  • Coach the athletes in the senior section of the club.  (This is necessary initially but only desirable as the coaching structure is put in place)
  • Build and implement a strategy for coach development
  • Develop and mentor the current pool of coaches in the club. In due course the more senior coaches should be able to mentor junior coaches.
  • Work with the junior section coaches to ensure consistency across key aspects of coaching and training
  • In due course, establish and maintain a comprehensive pool of coaches across the different groups of athletes
  • Review the club’s competitive involvement and recommend changes where appropriate.
  • Set short, medium and long term targets for improved performance by the club’s athletes and teams.
  • Attend committee meetings

Qualities

  • Availability to attend the club’s training sessions as often as required.
  • Experience of endurance coaching to a high standard
  • Clear ideas about club coaching structures
  • Clear ideas about the structure for coaching athletes, from beginners to top athletes.
  • Good communicator and teacher
  • Patient but firm
  • Track record of working in clubs with a number of coaches
  • Knowledge of coach training.
  • Ability to guide and mentor less experienced coaches.
Commitment

6 hours per week minimum.

Thursday Training Session - SLH Near As Damn It

Near As Damn It On Thursday 26th our regular training session in Priory Park will be cancelled to allow people to run the South London Harriers' Near As Damn It 10K at Farthing Down in Coulsdon. This is the first of three races in the Near As Damn...

RPAC Summer Evening 10K Wed 6th July

The 29th Reigate Priory AC Summer Evening 10K takes place on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 7:30PM. The race starts and finishes in Reigate's Priory Park, and the route follows a loop around rural roads to the west of Reigate. Photo Credit : ...

Senior training groups, Tuesday @ Battlebridge

Last updated 29th January 2022 Less Intense. Tuesday 7pm Endurance, Tuesday 7pm Middle Distance, Tuesday 8pm       Alexander Lieven (Trial) Alex Green Adam Evans Andrew Bamford Alex Mansfield Adam Poole (Trial) Andrew Curry  Alice Smith Alaster Smith Angie...

Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme

The idea behind Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme If you want to get fitter and healthier, run socially with others or feel better in yourself, then perhaps this is for you.  Whatever your motivation, we are running a Couch to 5K training...