Coaches, together with athletes, are the key players in the development of the sport. A well-equipped and improved facility would still prove fruitless should the athlete have an unprepared coach. Athletics Malta is striving to increase the number of qualified athletics coaches on the island, but it is also seeking to further develop the skills and competences of the island’s existing mid and high-level coaches.
Coaches are the backbone of our sport, they help to inspire and dream, while providing support across all events, ability levels and ages to develop all athletes.
Athletics Malta aims to improve athletic performance levels through a number of methods:
– By developing further the World Athletics courses which are organised on the island. The association hopes to find new ways to attract both newcomers as well as former athletes who have left the sport for some reason or other. Furthermore, Athletics Malta will endeavour to seek assistance from entities such MCAST, University of Malta, World Athletics and European Athletics.- By organizing, in conjunction with the technical committee, seminars and workshops by international coaches in a continuous development programme on a regular basis.
– By ensuring that registered coaches continue their personal development in the sport, eventually leading to the issuing of a coaching licence. They will be assisted by participating in international seminars, conferences, courses, workshops etc.
Each club and by extension their registered coaches will be subject to screening, whilst Athletics Malta is responsible for screening its own officials. Professionals who come in contact or accompany minors, will be subject to a safety check. The aim of this measure is to improve the health and protection of everyone involved in the sport, through the promotion of an effective preventive policy.
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