The course will most likely run for 10 days from July 23 to August 4 from 8am to 5pm. It will cover the training of theory and practical for level 1 athletics coaching.
Once the course is completed and participants have qualified, they will be internationally recognised as an IAAF coach in athletics for level 1 and/or 2.
The Coaches Education and Certification System course will be taken by senior lecturer Albert Miller, a renowned Fijian decathlete. He will be helped by lecturer Ruth Tangiiau Mave, president of the Cook Islands Track and Field Club.
The course will suit anyone with an interest in learning more about coaching athletics to an internationally-recognised standard.
Health and sports teachers are welcome to attend, as is anyone coaching athletics on a paid or voluntary basis, or interested in doing so in the future.
The course is run as part of Athletics Cook Islands development programme and will be free. The theoretical part of the course will be held at the CISNOC building while the practical part will take place at the BCI Stadium.
There will be some flexibility for course participants who are also working. This can be discussed with the lecturers.
All the learning information will be supplied online.