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Role of the Coaching Assistant.

This footage displays a newly qualified Coaching Assistant operating under the supervision of a licensed Coach.

It is intended to represent a visual model of the role of the Coaching Assistant before, during and after a coaching session and the working relationship required between the Coaching Assistant and the supervising Coach.

Individuals undertaking the Coaching Assistant award should watch this video BEFORE attending the course.

This video is also available on the YouTube Channel here.

  • Uploaded: 18.06.2010
  • Duration: 00:22:51
  • Views: 24391


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Comments (19)

  1. Posted by Chris Bowman on 18/06/2010 at 09:02 AM

    Are there any plans to give the supervising coaches a login to the assistant coach material? I noticed a few word changes in the bugs and wonder what other things I need to be aware of in the new courses to talk the same language as the Coaching Assistants.

  2. Posted by Tom Crick on 18/06/2010 at 03:11 PM - Admin Comment

    Yes, in the future all the material that supports coaching qualifications will be available on uCoach for licensed coaches to access. We are working on some major revisions to the site that will make this all possible.

  3. Posted by Anthony Church on 01/09/2010 at 10:18 PM

    My Athletics coach award induction pack said as level 1 I need to watch “Balance and coordination and fundamental movement skills video”, and “Intervention strategies” but I cannot find them.
    Thank You

  4. Posted by Tom Crick on 16/09/2010 at 01:23 AM - Admin Comment

    Please see the “Back to Basics” video here:

    Intervention Strategies is no yet available.

  5. Posted by Darren Dunridge on 27/01/2011 at 07:04 PM

    Is there any chance I could download the coaching assistant videos please.. Darren

  6. Posted by Tom Crick on 28/01/2011 at 03:04 PM - Admin Comment

    uCoach does not currently support video downloading but we are looking into it in the future.

  7. Posted by Anonymous on 03/02/2011 at 01:32 PM

    I cant hear anything I tested my speakers on another site an it works perfectly but i get no sound from this video??

  8. Posted by Tom Crick on 08/02/2011 at 08:39 AM - Admin Comment

    There is no sound until about 1min through the video when the coach and coaching assistant sit down for a chat. Check you have the latest version of Adobe Flash ( as you may be missing the codec that decodes the audio.

  9. Posted by Garry Evans on 09/07/2011 at 12:33 AM

    I found this video useful as it talks about what to do and gets the athletes involved.

  10. Posted by Neville Facey on 24/09/2011 at 02:45 AM

    The video gave me a good insight of what an assistance coach is all about and most of the main points came over quit clear and simple.

  11. Posted by Anonymous on 29/06/2013 at 11:32 PM

    Is there anyway of viewing any of this on I pad as I don’t have a computer.

  12. Posted by Tom Crick on 12/07/2013 at 10:32 PM - Admin Comment

    Yes you can play flash on an iPad by downloading a Flash enabled browser like Puffin. Please see the HELP section:

  13. Posted by Andrew on 27/03/2014 at 03:45 PM

    Coaching Asst Award pre course pack directs course attendees to watch the “role of the coach” video…which doesn’t seem to exist. I’ve watched this one “role of the coaching assistant” and it seems to cover the relevant points, so i hope its the right one.

  14. Posted by Amanda Evans on 12/07/2014 at 08:12 PM

    I have no sound from the video, I have gone through the whole of the video and the sound still doesn’t come on I have installed flas player and it still doesn’t work please help. Thankyou

  15. Posted by Tom Crick (uCoach) on 20/08/2014 at 02:40 PM - Admin Comment

    Hi Amanda, you can also watch this video on our YouTube channel here:

    Andrew, yes this is the same video Role of the Coaching Assistant is the same as Role of the Coach.

  16. Posted by Alex Elliott-Smith on 27/08/2016 at 02:59 AM

    Hi. I’ve notice that other Level 1/Coaching Assistant courses offered by different providers require a minimum number of hours spent volunteering in order to gain experience before being given the qualification. Is volunteering required with the Coaching Assistant Course for Athletics? Thanks fro your help.

  17. Posted by Richard Buck (uCoach) on 04/09/2016 at 01:01 PM - Admin Comment

    I believe that at this level, as you have to work with a fully qualified coach, there is still an element of volunteering to get the most out of the the award.

  18. Posted by Anonymous on 01/11/2016 at 06:59 PM

    if I had done this session as a child, no way would I have carried on athletics. Its a boring atmosphere and theres no game play or fun. I know this is an ‘example’ session but this should not be the model of how to deliver a session for children. If I was coaching I wouldn’t single children out for mistakes in such small group and I would talk to the children like adults, none of this well done for a few high knees rubbish.

  19. Posted by Mark Simons on 24/02/2017 at 11:46 PM

    Very informative video that I found useful.

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