Category Archives: Coaching

On-X Track, Thurs 24 Nov 2016

Update at 17:51. 

Training cancelled tonight for the following groups. 

Robert Hawkins, Pamela Cameron & Jason Pender. 

Some others may cancel as well or have alternative sessions but the track will be too dangerous to train on.


Volunteers Required 

Kilbarchan AAC would like to invite members, parents, former members and any other willing volunteers to take an active interest in contributing to the development of the club. Following the recent success of two of our members at the Rio 2016 Olympics we are experiencing a high influx of new members and we expect the demand to rise further.
This is an ideal chance for former members to give something back to the sport they got so much from in the past, for new volunteers to be engaged in a very rewarding role and an ideal opportunity for younger volunteers to gain experience and gain C.V. enhancing qualifications.

No formal training is required but is available on request.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill in the contact form by clicking here or email Robert Hawkins at

Start Track Volunteer Request, Tues 5th – Fri 8th April 2016

Renfrewshire Active Schools are looking for volunteers and helpers to get involved with star track at Easter.

Tuesday 5th April to Friday 8th April from 10 till 2pm at the track. Ages are P5 to S2 pupils and they’ve had quite a few bookings already.

They will be coaching a run jump and throw each day and a multi events competition on the Friday.
Volunteers will get a t shirt.

If any coaches are available for any of the day’s, or volunteers for the full week (Tues-Fri)

Spectator Behaviour Survey

As part of scottishathletics work with Children’s 1st we are asking club secretaries to circulate the email below. We are trying to encourage parents to engage in our support in a positive manner and also think about their behaviour whilst watching athletes on the track.

Spectator Behaviour Survey

Thanks to those of you who have participated in the Spectator Behaviour Survey for young people participating in high performance sports. We already have over 150 responses from young people, and over 50 from parents.

Looking at the results so far there is plenty of useful material to share with our SGB partners but we need more! Remember if you are able to encourage more than 20 responses from your sport we are able to share with you the results for your specific sport.

The survey window has been extended into February. Please take the time to circulate it (links below) and find out what young people in your sport are telling you about how positive and negative spectator behaviour manifests itself, the impact it has on them and what messages they want to send to spectators.

Here’s a taster from the responses so far:

?         “Tell kids it’s okay to lose”

?         “Stay out of the way and let them do their thing”

?         “Don’t try and live through your child”

?         “Be courteous and put yourself in their position, it isn’t easy”.

As a guide we are looking for feedback from children and young people who are participating in a high performance programme, or are training or competing at regional, national or international level.

Finally, please note survey participants are able to indicate if they wish to have a further discussion with Children 1st about their experiences. Information gathered in this phase of the exercise will also be shared.


Survey for children and young people involved in high performance sport to complete.

Survey for their parents and carers.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Linwood On-X Track is still CLOSED TONIGHT, Thursday 21 Jan

Please note the track remains closed tonight as it is presently unsafe so all training is cancelled this evening.
Coaches will be in touch with any further updates/alternatives.
Arthur Smith – Endurance Girls

Meet at Linwood centre.

So road session again. NB that means white or bright reflective tops.

Sorry again, no novice young athletes except for regular attenders incl Barshaw Park.


Coach Development: Athlete Development and Physical Preparation: 23rd Jan & 6th Feb 2016 at Craigswood, Livingston

Please find information below on an upcoming Coach Development Opportunity.  Please can you circulate around your clubs and your networks.
For information on all the Coach Development Courses and Resources – please see this link –

Athletic Development & Physical Preparation I

Start Date: 23 January 2016
End Date: 6 February 2016
Duration: Day 1 – Saturday 23 January 2016, 9.30am – 4.15pm
                 Day 2 – Saturday 6 February 2016, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Places left: N/A
Venue: Craigswood Sports Centre, Livingston
Tutor: Darren Ritchie, Allan Scott & Robert Hawkins                                                    
Price: £30.00
Course Code 16AD1001
For additional information on course content see our Athletic Development & Physical Preparation I page
To book a place please download and complete the National Coach Development Booking Form and return by post to Performance Team, Scottish Athletics, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ, or by email the completed booking form to