Coaching and Training

Collingwood is privileged to have a number of qualified and experienced volunteer and paid coaches. Our coaches are accredited at various coaching levels through Athletics Australia and must hold a Working With Children Check and have completed their Play By The Rules accreditation.  Further information on our coaching services can be found here.


Training for athletes is available in various forms through the season as set out below.

Parents may not simply drop their children off and leave unless duty of care has been formally agreed to and handed over to another adult who will be present and also with the coach being notified.

Summer Training

Training sessions are held each Tuesday night from 27th August 2019, weather and school holidays dependent.  They run from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for all athletes, starting with a group warm-up so please be on time.  Each week the focus will be on different selected events by age group so that athletes can familiarise themselves with the disciplines of the summer Track and Field athletics season.

For those athletes unable to make Tuesday nights, we will also be trialling Thursday night training from 5:00pm to 6:00pm starting on Thursday 10th October 2019.

Winter Training

Training during winter (April – early August) is focused on Middle Distance running and associated techniques as this is the cross-country season. Training sessions are held each Tuesday night, weather and school holidays dependent.  They run from 4:30pm to 5:15pm for all athletes.

Additional Training

If an athlete wants to undertake additional training, CLAC may be able to assist by putting them in touch with appropriate coaches and training squads in the area. All arrangements for additional training will be between the athlete/parents and the coach and the cost of any additional training will be fully borne by the athlete/parents. Contact the CLAC Coaching Coordinator for more information.