I have copied and pasted it again as you seem a little confused, note the word PULLED , which means it has already taken place,
“and I am sorry to say that if some coaches pulled the equivalent of a celeb saying “Do you know who I am” when asked to complete the coaching qualifications I don’t really have a lot of sympathy for that position.
how can I have miss read ? Fangio clearly says“and I am sorry to say that if some coaches PULLED the equivalent of a celeb saying “Do you know who I am” when asked to complete the coaching qualifications I don’t really have a lot of sympathy for that position.
that surely states someone who has carried this out ?
I on the other hand asked if there was a provision for someone to go straight into the coach course ? and was politely told no
PIAA stated that people (John Bicourt was mentioned) were up in arms over Liz Yelling getting fast tracked , when infact from your statement “and I am sorry to say that if some coaches pulled the equivalent of a celeb saying “Do you know who I am” when asked to complete the coaching qualifications I don’t really have a lot of sympathy for that position. They were surely aware that the previous NGB went bankrupt due to their systems and controls.” it was you who was up in arms ?
a proven record would be where the athlete, has improved year on year whether they be a 40min 10k athlete or a 30min 10k athlete, but your advocating that there has to be this NGB approved coach and that they must go through the system to now saying that actually the athlete might not need a coach at all ?
my original point was that, the system in progress needs looking at where as I pointed out people who could be an asset to NGB are being discouraged, because they don’t fit the mold
yes it is subjective but to have that balanced view you must be adaptable and in my coaching enquiries to UKA they were certainly not that
when UKA first introduced the coaching scheme, I am not saying coach education doesn’t work but fangio asked for a specific case,
Alan Leiper international decathlete took his 1st coaching badge and was then informed he was not allowed to coach pole vault or anything to do with throwing objects ?
I applied to go on a coaching course but was told I had to pass the assistant coach first, when I tried to explain that I was currently helping 2 U23s who had run under 1.50, a finalist in the U20 400 and had been involved in athletics since I was 12, the answer was ” so what you have to take assistant course”
of course everything is not or never going to be perfect, and yes we do need a governing body to oversee, but just those cases I have highlighted could have been dealt with very differently, people encouraged to be involved instead of discouraged
apology accepted ;-), I agree with your view of building a support system whatever county its based in as long as it helps british athletes, i do however think the future for british athletics is to try and build the club structure and not the uni one , as you say we cannot afford the American way so it will always be a watered down version, where as if you take cycling, the club culture is thriving compared to the university cycling culture and this is where i would guess 90% of our talent is drawn from , how that is achieved is for higher powers than myself to decide