Interested in Coaching or enhancing existing qualifications?
BMHAC has a large membership and has several hard-working, unpaid athletics coaches who have earned accreditation from our sports governing body – UK Athletics. See the UK Athletics website to find out what is involved in becoming a coach, or contact the committee for more information.
There are a number of coaching courses being advertised on the England Athletic Web Site. The Club does have some money allocated for training so an application can be made to the BMHAC committee for approval if you are interested.
Click here for the current England Athletics Coaching Courses in the South East
Current Training Groups
Click here for a list of our coaching groups and their training areas
Athlete Coaching Progression Chart
The Club wants to see athletes achieve their highest potential and has a policy that allows the athletes to decide which coaching group they train with, (providing they meet the requirements of the relevant coaching group). If they are under 18, then any changes should also be discussed with the relevant parent or guardian.
(Note: If you wish to change your coaching group, please discuss it with your coach before switching.)
Click here to read more information on training groups & Progression
Click here to see the progression chart.
Clubs policy on obtaining funding for Coaching / Official courses
- It is expected that the participant will apply for a bursary from the Local Sports Council before undertaking the course if the cost is more than £30.00. This requires the attached form to be submitted to the LSC prior to the course, followed by proof of completion before they release any grant cheque. This form can also be downloaded from www.basingstoke.gov.uk/leisure/sport/development. Contact Amy Sambell on 01256 845752 for further information.
- The LSC will normally pay up to half the cost of the course, up to a maximum of £50, including transport costs. The Club will top up the remaining cost of coaching courses using the outstanding UKA grant money. We have also budgeted this year to assist with the cost of official’s courses.
- Applicants should claim travel costs in the first instance from the LSC, but the Club will consider requests for assistance at the rate of 20p per mile.
- Requests for reimbursement of course fees and travel costs should be made to the Treasurer using the cheque request form. Click here for Cheque Request Form.