Coaches Best Practice

  • Leaders to only use a route or session plan issued by the CIRF
  • Leaders/ coach post route and phone numbers of coaches and leaders on duty that night
  • Leaders/ coach check route before training for hazards
  • Identify any risks or hazards with the route for the pre run briefing, chose another route if necessary.
  • Ensure sign in book is available with printed copy of route and incident book is available
  • On cold nights advise ice may have formed since inspection
  • If coach deems routes are too dangerous they have the right to cancel training
  • Ensure you have the runners attention for briefing and route description
  • In pre run briefing include
    • Description of route and sessions
    • Hazards of route inspection
    • Introduce any other leaders or coaches for the evening
    • Make runners aware of road safety
    • Runners owe a duty of care to themselves, other runners and members of the public
    • That contact details are on Facebook
    • Encourage runners to carry phones and run in groups
    • Prompt runners to speak to leader if they have any relevant health issues or injuries
    • Brief runners on sign in/out process. Score line and total runners before briefing to prove who attended briefing.
  • Leader/ coach carry phone on course or at session
  • Ensure all runners sign back in
  • Coach or leader to write any accidents or injuries in the incident book with the help of all involved parties
  • Ensure your coaching licences are in date
  • If a coach or leader is organising a run outside of club sessions, all standard procedures must be followed, or advertise run as unofficial.
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