2021 Cheile Gradistei World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course

15 - 16 Dec, 2021 • Cheile Gradistei, Romania
Application Deadline: 05 Nov 2021

Course Language: English

General course information
The course is not open for international participation.

Course delivery and schedule
This coaches’ course will be delivered in a blended format: some parts will be online with two contact days in Cheile Gradistei with the World Triathlon Facilitators.

17 November - Course welcome (17:00-18:00 CET / 18:00-19:00 Bucharest)
27 November - Swim and Bike and Run (14:00-17:30 CET / 15:00-18:30 Bucharest)
4 December - Q&A, follow up on application tasks / Practical course expectations and preparation (14:00-17:00 CET / 15:00-18:00 Bucharest)


Wednesday, 15 December
09:00 - Welcome, overview and groups
10:00-12:30 - Group A Swim
10:00-12:30 - Group B Bike
12:30 - 13:00 - Feedback
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch and prep
14:00 - 16:30 - Group A Bike
14:00 - 16:30 - Group B Swim
17:00 - 18:00 - Feedback, wrap up, reflections, actions

Thursday, 16 December
09:00 - 11:30 Group A Run
09:00 - 11:30 Group B Run
11:30 - 12:30 Feedback
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Final Practical sessions
16:30 - 17:30 Final feedback in groups and actions

20 and 21 December: 1-2-1 feedback and reflection sessions with Facilitators.

About the World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Education
This qualification is an introduction to coaching triathlon. It has been specifically designed to provide candidates with the principles and practices of safe and ethical coaching of triathlon sessions to youth, junior and adult recreational participant groups, using the activities provided through this course programme, equipping coaches with the necessary skills and resources to start coaching straight away.
At Level 1 the focus is on three key aspects:
• WHAT to coach (knowledge and skills);
• HOW to coach these concepts to best enable athletes to develop;
• WHO is being coached, understanding the athlete to enable better coaching to take place.

Role description
World Triathlon Level 1 coaches will be able to plan, deliver, review basic triathlon sessions, ideally under supervision of more qualified coaches to guide their coaching practice and development.

Each course is limited to:
• maximum of 18 participants;
• minimum of 6 participants, which may reduce number of facilitators;
• host NF to have maximum of 50% of places on course in case of regional course – this is a maximum, and it may not be as a balance of needs across multiple federations is required,
• at least 25 % of the participants being female, due to World Triathlon equal opportunities objectives. If fewer females apply, the total number of participants will be reduced to maintain the minimum ratio;
• a participant can be replaced not later than two weeks prior to the first day of the onsite course.

Target Audience
Individuals who display the following attributes:
• Desire and aptitude for coaching, with a passion for helping and supporting others;
• Willingness and open-mindedness to learn new skills;
• Ability to participate in the course fully and complete all required assessment;
• Commitment to fulfilling the roles and responsibilities expected of a World Triathlon Level 1 Triathlon Coach;
• Potential to make a positive impact on Triathlon Coaching and Development in their region;
• Agree to abide by the World Triathlon Coaches Code of Ethics.

Entry Requirements
Coaches should be able to demonstrate the following in their application:
• Active Coach, already be an active coach or have access to start coaching immediately following the course;
• Recommendation by local NF and commitment to develop coaching skills;
• Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course programme;
• Demonstrate a high level of spoken and written skills in the language the course will be delivered in;
• Attend 100% of the course;
• Ability to complete all online tasks, will require access to a computer and internet access to the World Triathlon Education Hub before, during and after the face to face element of the course;
• It is strongly recommended that candidates have appropriate insurance cover before undertaking any independent coaching practice;
• Completion of application form.

The application process and selection should be completed a minimum of six weeks prior to the course commencing to allow coaches to familiarise themselves with content.

Once accepted onto the course, learners will:
• be issued with a World Triathlon Education Hub password and username;
• complete pre-course induction material, which explains requirements to complete the course; • sent a welcome message from Facilitators, introducing themselves and encouraging engagement with the course;
• be required to complete online pre-course tasks and assignments within two weeks of being entered onto the education hub system.  Failure to do this, may result in the participant being removed from the course.

The attached schedule is subject to change and Facilitators will distribute the final schedule on day 1 of the course.

For more information on World Triathlon Coaches Education please visit the following pages
Coach Education Objectives, Strategy, Pathway https://www.triathlon.org/development/coach/coach_education_objectives_strategy_pathway

Coach Development Pathway - Overview of Courses

Level 1 Triathlon Coach - Curriculum Document & Schedule

Certification Revalidation of Coaches Scheme (CRoC)

Coach Education Documents

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