plyometric wrote:Is anyone here paid for coaching? I'm level 3 and never been paid myself, but the coaches at the Newham Academy are on £45-£50 an hour. They aren't UKA licenced apparently (therefore not CRB checked??), and have very little or no experience of coaching.
There were level 4 coaches with vast experience passed over for these posts in favour of these ex-athletes (Tony Jarret, Julian Golding etc), maybe they were'nt mates with the Academy 'boss' Tessa Sanderson??
Nice work if you can get it-15 hours a week coaching (@ £45) of athletes handed to you, already competing a decent level with no comeback if their performances decline (as the majority have)!
Any views on this?
I agree with you that its a jobs for mates situation,the same as its always been.
UKA is also like this,if your face dosnt fit you dont have a chance.
I'm a coach based in East London,and what I cant understand is why they are concentrating on 13 & 14 year old athletes for the Academy,in 2012 they will only be 18/19,and surely not ready for the olympics.
In response to Tony Jarret not being a good coach,he has been there and done it,has a great technical eye and experience you cant get from a coaching manual.
While on the subject of "jobs for the boys" look at UKA's Achieving excellence in coaching programme,there are a few names on there which wouldnt be if they wernt part of the "in crowd"