There are 2 coaching courses delivered by the FRA in association with England Athletics / British Athletics. The Fell / Trail LiRF (Leader in Running Fitness) is the introductory 1 day course. The Fell / Trail CiRF ( Coach in Running Fitness ) is the more advanced version. Both are equivalent to the standard England Athletics / British Athletics versions and come with the same license and insurance cover but are focussed solely on off road running.
The Fell / Trail LiRF is an off road contextualised version of the standard LiRF. It is a one day course with no assessment and then provides insurance cover to take groups ( 12 and over ) running off road. It covers why people run, warm ups, main sessions, cool downs, some drills, uphill and downhill running technique, introductions, instruction, demonstration, safety, energy systems, planning and barriers.
The Fell / Trail CiRF takes 4 days over 2 weekends plus an assessment day. It covers an individual to coach athletes on the fell / trail and involves pre course, an exam and a practical assessment. It focuses on the How 2 skills of coaching (feedback, analysis, demonstration etc) plus a lot more detail on technique, drills, S&C, planning, H&S, drills etc. The Fell / Trail CiRF takes 4 days compared to 3 in the standard CiRF because of the greater technical and safety elements needed in off road running.
Please note - All coaching course applications must be sent by post. Please ensure that the full application document is enclosed together with a photo which meets the criteria in the guidance.
Requirements for license photo:
o White background
o Photo paper
o 45mm (height) by 35mm (width)
o Cannot be cut down from a larger photo
Application forms are available here 10-09-16 Kendal
The 2016 Fell CiRF course will consist of 2 weekends (25/26-06-16 and 08/09-10-16 or 03/04-09-16).2016 Fell CiRF Sheffield 2016 Fell CiRF Kendal
Any questions, contact on Graeme Woodward