Coaching & Officials

Coaching – Interested in starting to coach or to enhance existing qualifications?

UK_Athletics_400x400BMHAC 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.

Officiating – Interested in Becoming an Official?

Every athletics competition needs a team of officials to make sure results are verified and recorded accurately, as well as making sure everyone sticks to the rules, plays fair and stays safe. Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC has an  enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteer officials, but with lots of competitions, especially in the summer, we need more. Becoming an official is a great way to support the club, learn more about athletics and get a privileged front seat in watching competition. Many of our officials are parents of athletes current and past who enjoy getting involved rather than just watching competition from the sidelines.  There are three main types of official – track, field and timekeepers – all are essential and without them we simply can’t run our own competitions or participate in leagues as the club also must  supply volunteer officials at away matches too.

If you are interested, the best way to start is to volunteer to help out at one of the competitions, it’s a chance to understand what’s involved before going any further. Training is available to get qualified which the club will pay for, and you will also get a club t shirt to wear.

Find out more about what’s involved here

Useful Information

How to obtain a DBS

Training Course Information

Course Booking Form

Click here for the current England Athletics Coaching Courses in the South East

Coaching Hampshire & IOW information

Information on Coaching from England Athletics

Current Training Groups

Click here for a list of our coaching groups and their training areas

Athlete Coaching Progression Chart

Oxfordshire_coaching_Amy_Frith300The 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 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.
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