Improving sports skills is similar to getting an education. A little bit of instruction goes a long way, but true mastery takes years of dedication and consistent effort.
To assist with event skill acquisition and conditioning, Knox coaches recommend that junior athletes train once or twice a week.
Before attending training, please contact the coach to confirm session availability, times and days. Coaches may limit the number of athletes attending sessions due to safety, control, equipment and depending on ages and skill differences of athletes.
Always bring a drink bottle and wear appropriate clothing for athletic training and weather conditions. Stay warm and be sun smart!
If you are unwell, please contact your coach. Training while sick or injured is not recommended. Coaches can only give general first aid level advice, and may suggest staying home and resting.
Watch short video of Winter Sprints training 2016.
Training Schedules and Coach Contact information are available on the Summer Track & Field and Winter Cross Country coaching pages.
For more information, please contact the Coaching Director.
Athletes get better, quicker training under a qualified and experienced coach.
Knox has as many dedicated, experienced and qualified coaches who volunteer their time to coaching our athletes.
We are always looking for new coaches! If you have an interest in coaching, a variety of courses are offered – most at the beginning of the Summer Track & Field season. Generally, course fees are reimbursed if you coach regularly for the centre.
- Level 0 – Introduction to Coaching Course (ITCC): Great way to gain a basic familiarity with coaching & become an assistant coach.
- On Track – Developmental Coach for the youngest children: Coaching fundamental skills.
- Level 1 – Beginner Coaching Course: The start of your coaching career.
- IAAF for Kids: This requires a Level 1 prior to commencing.
- Also see upcoming courses and coaching pathways on the LAVic website.
All Knox LAC Coaches require a current Working With Children check (WWC).
Senior coaches can advise on training programs, progressions and high performance as athletes get older. Knox has had many athletes compete at the highest levels of competition: national, international, Commonwealth games, World championships and the Olympics.
If you are interested in becoming a coach, please contact the Coaching Director.
See the Our Coaches page for profiles.