Athletics Otago - Getting Started

Get Started in Coaching

This page is currently under development. 

Please note that all our coaches are required to undergo police vetting by signing up with Athletics NZ as either a Community or Accrediated Coach.

The sport of Athletics is diverse in both the range of events offered and the entry level that our members come in at, be it 4 years of age or as a masters athlete.  For many beginning coaches this diversity can be overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to start.  We recommnd you start with your WHY.

Why do you want to coach?

To Help Out My Club/School

Ages 4-6

To Help Out My Club/School

Ages 7-11

To Help Out My Club/School

Ages 12-19

I want to start a Run Squad Only

Age 15+

I Want to Learn More About How to Support Para Athletes