Coaching

Learning Hub

The Learning hub is the e-learning resource for all British Triathlon Coaches.

CPD Workshops

British Triathlon offer a number of CPD workshops covering a variety of topics. To support coaches after completing a British Triathlon Coaching Qualification, we have developed a number of coaching workshops through a mix of face to face days, via virtual and blended learning. All workshops are  available to book through the 'Find a Workshop' links below.

 

Strength & Conditioning for Triathlon Coaches

This blended format workshop has been developed in conjunction with English Institute of Sport practitioner’s Stephen Breisner and Ian Pyper who are the lead Strength & Conditioning coaches for the Great Britain Triathlon Team.

Overview

This one-day workshop is a mix of classroom and practical sessions. Upon completion of the workshop coaches will be able to prepare, deliver and review safe and effective strength and conditioning (S&C) sessions within a non-weighted (body weight only exercises) environment. This workshop will not extend a coaches remit to allow them to coach using weighted Olympic style lifting exercises and equipment.

Workshop content includes:

  • S&C Programing Principles.
  • Effective preparation and warm up.
  • Individual needs analysis.
  • Core, upper and lower body exercises and how to coach these effectively.

Additionally, learners will also have access to an online resource bank with further technical information and over 40 conditioning videos to support learning and understanding of strength and conditioning in triathlon.

Pre-requisites

  • Level 1 Triathlon Coach. Level 1 coaches will only be qualified as an Assistant Coach.
  • Level 2 or Trainee L2 coach (enrolled on a current coaching course).  Trainee Level 2 coaches will only be insured to deliver the sessions independently on successful completion of their Level 2 qualification. 
  • Level 3 Triathlon Coach.
  • Up to date Home Nation’s membership.
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Club Coach Leadership Workshop

Overview

The Club Coach Workshop is aimed primarily at individuals who are in a leadership position within a club environment such as Head Coach or an Assistant Coach in a leadership role and aims to support your development within that role. It is also open to those who may sit on a club committee such as Chairman, Welfare Officer or Club Secretary.

We have redeveloped the Club Coach Workshop to be delivered across a series of modules through a schedule of fully interactive webinars. Coaches can choose which topics they would like to engage with, which may be relevant to their club at that time. Coaches who enrol on all 4 modules within a series will be eligible for a 15% discount. Please email coaching@britishtriathlon.org to obtain a discount code.

Each topic is built upon core principles and the session is tailored to the coaches needs, so no two workshops will look the same. The webinars will be fully facilitated by an experienced British Triathlon Coach Educator. Coaches will gain valuable opportunities to discuss the issues you face with fellow coaches performing the same role, sharing ideas, thoughts and best practice.

Coaches will also gain access to an extensive set of resources available through the Learning Hub and obtain a Certificate of Completion for each module.

We will be able to provide sessions based on coaches needs and feedback.

Example Schedule of Topics Covered within a Series:

  • How to Recruit, Retain and Develop Coaches
  • How best to structure training sessions in a club environment when everyone has different needs? This is from beginner level athletes through to experienced Age Groupers
  • Managing Leadership in a club environment
  • How to deal with those who are not in agreement with the club’s approach

Pre-requisites

  • Modules that are about delivering coaching sessions are only for qualified triathlon coaches who hold current one of our Home Nation Core Coach or Ultimate Coach Memberships.
  • To ensure the best possible learning experience for all participants and the tutor, a good internet connection is therefore required.
  • As this course is fully interactive, to get the best possible learning experience for both coaches and tutor, webinar cameras will need to be on at all times throughout the sessions to aid with interaction. You will need to be prepared to engage throughout the sessions via chat or via microphone so please ensure these are in full working order.
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Coaching Children & Young People in Triathlon

Coaching Children & Young People in Triathlon has been designed in consultation with Skills School Lead Coaches and aims to support coaches in meeting the complex individual needs and aspirations of the children and young people they work with in the sport of triathlon.

Overview

This online workshop will help further enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of coaches, enabling them to deliver sessions in a way that meets young triathletes' needs, using the Skills Framework and new 4Es Skills Development Matrix.

To support coaches, working with children and young people, in ensuring practices, behaviours and methods are consistently holistic in focus, child-centred and developmentally appropriate. Supporting the development of excellent and effective coaches who plan and deliver creative, engaging sessions in a positive learning environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • To coach confidently using an increased understanding of child-centred and developmentally appropriate practices, methods and behaviours
  • To be able to apply an increased understanding of the Theories of Learning: Sport Pedagogy, when coaching children and young people in triathlon
  • To understand, begin to explore and apply the British Triathlon coaching philosophy and foundation principles to their practice
  • To design sessions specifically applicable to coaching children and young people in triathlon
  • Access to a comprehensive set of resources through the Learning Hub.

Pre-Requisites

  • Qualified triathlon coaches who hold current one of our Home Nation Core Coach or Ultimate Coach Memberships.
  • All 3 webinars will need to be attended in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion. 
  • It is expected that coaches log into the call from home for health and safety reasons as well as ensuring the best possible learning experience for all participants and the tutor. A good internet connection is therefore required.
  • As this course is fully interactive, to get the best possible learning experience for both coaches and tutor, you will also need to have a clear and safe space to work out in approximately 2/3m square. Webinar cameras will need to be on at all times throughout the sessions to aid with interaction. You will need to be prepared to engage throughout the sessions via chat or via microphone so please ensure these are in full working order.

This online course is available to all coaches in every region.

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Triathlon Specific First Aid

This course covers all relevant sporting type injuries and will be delivered by trainers who are medics and triathlon sports coach educators from Lifeline Training. 

Overview

The course content will include: aims of first aid, role of first aider, anaphylaxis, asthma, bleeding, fractures and dislocations, collisions, head injuries, choking, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, diabetes, drowning, eye injuries, first aid kits, fitting, heart attacks, poisoning, recovery position, shock, spinal injuries, stroke, unconscious casualties, burns, climate injuries, soft tissue injuries, Q&A's. This will also include COVID-19 related advice.

All candidates will receive:

  • Training Pack
  • Colour manual
  • 4 certificates (Emergency First Aid at Work - Triathlon First Aid 6hrs, Automated External Defibrillator, BHF Emergency Life Support, Auto Adrenaline Injection Pen Module) valid for 3 years.

This workshop is available to all Home Nation Members and not coach specific (including coaches, technical officials, volunteers and athletes).

The certification from this workshop can be used at events by volunteers to support the events professional medical provision.

In case of any concerns, Lifeline Training can confirm the following hygiene measures have historically and are continually followed:

  • Replacement lungs in each manikin each course.
  • Manikin fully sterilised for each course.
  • Fully sterilised pocket masks available for use in practical scenarios.  (You do not have to blow directly into manikin)
  • Use of Bag, valve and mask (BVM) will be available
  • Nitrile gloves, hand sanitizer and tissues available to all.

In addition (we are following the European Resuscitation Council, NHS guidelines and Qualsafe Awarding Body guidelines):

  • Venue booking will ensure a room large enough to keep min 2m apart (regardless of updates from Government at this stage)
  • Candidates will all be asked to use individual pockets masks for use with CPR as mandatory. These are fully sterile before each course and are not to be shared.
  • It will also be mandatory to use nitrile gloves in all practical scenarios.
  • All candidates will have their own manikin for the course.
  • Tutor will wipe down any tables and equipment used each course, with antibacterial wipes.
  • Please do not assume to shake hands with Tutor or any other candidates. With thanks!
  • We ask all candidates to take personal responsibility of hygiene, e.g. hand washing, using tissue to catch cough as per guidelines.  Tissues will be available.
  • Please DO NOT attend the course should you feel unwell and show any signs of COVID-19.
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FACE MASK TO THE COURSE. If you wish to wear one, but this is not mandatory as we can adhere to social distancing at all times.
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Open Water Coaching

The Open Water Coaching workshop is aimed primarily at coaches who currently deliver or would like to deliver coached open water sessions.

Overview

The one-day workshop has a mix of theory and practical designed to support the development of open water coaching knowledge and ability. There is also an opportunity to gain practical experience through coaching a group of open water swimmers.

Workshop Content Includes

  • What types of activities can go into an open water session and how to integrate these into a session plan.
  • The health and safety of open water coaching and what to look for in a venue when delivering open water sessions.
  • Coaching skills for effective open water session delivery.
  • How to effectively manage a safety team.

Additionally learners will also have access to an online module on the Learning Hub with further resources.

Pre-requisites

  • Level 1 Triathlon Coach. Level 1 coaches will only be qualified to deliver the sessions alongside a Level 2 or Level 3 Coach. 
  • Level 2 or Trainee L2 coach (enrolled on a current coaching course).  Trainee Level 2 coaches will only be insured to deliver the sessions independently on successful completion of their Level 2 qualification. 
  • Level 3 Triathlon Coach
  • Up to date Home Nation’s membership
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