Running Technique Coach Course

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Running Technique Coach 

The Running Technique Coach (RTC) course will train you how to coach running technique and provide you with the skills to coach others. We will coach you to coach.

You will learn how to coach technique, how to plan and run technique coaching sessions, what to correct and how to progress runners from beginners to intermediate level. The emphasis will be on real-time coaching and leading sessions in an outdoor setting.

This programme, which is based on tried and tested coaching methodologies, will incorporate step-by-step instructions on coaching running technique, starting with beginner runners from walking to 5k, and training sessions on how to progress your intermediate level runners.

As a qualified Running Technique Coach, you will have the opportunity of becoming a part of The Running School coaching network and have the knowledge to coach and inspire runners of all categories. You will also have the opportunity to progress your learning and expertise through further courses with The Running School. The skills you learn will help you develop and expand upon your  part-time or full-time business – while helping runners achieve their goals.

RTC Programme Features & Benefits

 What you will Learn

  • Running Technique Biomechanics
  • Running Technique Coaching – Theory
  • Running Technique Coaching – Practical
  • How to Warm-Up a Group
  • Coaching outdoor sessions – Groups & Individuals
  • Coaching Beginner Runners
  • Coaching Intermediate Runners
  • Muscle Activation
  • Mobility For Runners
  • Technique Coaching Session Plans


● Become a certified Running Technique Coach

● Be listed as a Running Technique Coach on The Running School website*

● Training manual on methodology and theory

● Technique training sessions & programmes to use with your clients

● Practical exercise handbook

● Access to video resources for learning and coaching

● Coaching log to record ongoing coaching hours

* Upon completion and verification of the required coaching hours

Certification Requirements for RTC

The course combines both theory and practical coaching sessions, where you will be coached and coach others. All coaching sessions will be outdoors. To receive your Running Technique Coach Certification you are required to complete the course and pass the practical coaching assessment and receive a pass mark on the multiple choice questionnaire. Once certified you will receive a certificate and a badge you can display online. Once you have completed your 50 coaching hours you will be listed on our website as a Running Technique Coach. Our goal is that at the end of the course every participant can competently coach running technique and know how to structure and take a session.

Course Agenda

  • Running School Philosophy and Methodology
  • Running Biomechanics
  • Running Re-education Theory
  • Running Re-education Practical
  • Coaching Practical Part 1
  • Muscle Activation
  • Coaching Practical Part 2
  • Case Studies
  • Running Sessions Breakdown
  • Mobility for Runners

What you get

  • Coaches Handbook
  • Detailed Running Sessions
  • Running Technique Coaching Drills
  • Warm-up Sessions
  • Mobility and Activation Exercise Library
  • Certificate and Certification logo/badge

You will receive a comprehensive training manual with practical session plans that you can use straight away.  You will also receive a library of videos and images of exercises.

How will you be assessed

Coach Assessment

  • Complete the Online Theory Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 75%
  • Submit a video clip of you coaching
  • Submit your Coaching Log for 50 Hours

Who is it for?

The RTC course is open to:

  • Running coaches or assistant coaches who want to learn more or who coach at their local running club
  • Personal trainers
  • Other fitness professional or fitness instructors
  • Therapists
  • Runners who have a passion for running and want to learn more or would like to start coaching

Really enjoyed the course. Was very informative and really like that it is well researched and helps dismiss a lot of myths that are around in running. Practiced all of the movements and technique cues, which I’ve noticed a big improvement in my own running. I feel a lot more confident talking to runners about running. It’s very well detailed and all of the resources are there.Daniel K


I loved the fact the course content was so straightforward and concise. The detailed layout of lessons was excellent, and everything is explained in simple terms with very straightforward terminology. I love that type of teaching. I also am a big fan of positive coaching, I’ll be honest i was worried there would be too much emphasis on results and pushing people to make changes to their current running form, so i am very happy to learn it was so encouraging and positive. I learned so much.Emer O’Brien Fitness, Pilates and Running Coach


I really enjoyed the course and learning how to develop running technique. The videos were most helpful, but the manuals were also a good supporting document.Lynne O’Rourke


As a club and freelance coach the section of the course I was most interested in was the interaction section and actually assessing biomechanics and the swing phases etc and how to look at changing this through drills and this section of the course was really clear and I’m looking forward to progressing to the next level and also to be doing some workshops with my clients and club athletes.Warren R


Very enjoyable, enjoyed the gait analysis and straight forward drills associated with adjusting technique.Gregor Ridley, Personal Trainer


I really enjoyed structure of course and the supporting videos.Wendy C


I enjoyed the course; it was very informative and a good refresher for my general coaching practise. The before and after videos of gait cycle was particularly useful as I am a visual person and helped me consolidate my learning – there were a number of ‘aha’ moments where some some of the subject matter really clicked. I also enjoyed practising the technique and seeing other people also recognise the benefit of focusing on some of the techniques and drills. -, Coach


I’m still enjoying the course, there is a lot to learn and to then teach, it has fired my appetite to learn more and perhaps at a more advanced level.Sue Bennett Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Highly informative. I personally wanted to understand the natural running cycle.Alison Pettican, Podiatrist


Thought it was very well structured. Easy to go back to videos for revision and comprehensive manual. Clear instructions and videos. Learnt most from watching videos of gait analysis and coaching technique.Julie Freeland, Physiotherapist


Started the course when I started running again during lockdown and found it extremely useful. My own personal times improved, and I now feel confident looking for common flaws in a clinical setting.Andrew Black Podiatrist


I really enjoyed it. Like the fact that you can do online, in your own time.Jan, Soft Tissue Therapist


I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and learning more about how to coach running effectively.Vic Thompson, Owner, Kinetic lifestyle.


I really enjoyed the course. The technique was most important for me. Leg cycle and arm drive and how the body compensates between shoulders and feet. Feel that I am more confident in delivering a session.Lynette, Personal Trainer


Really enjoyed the course. I love teaching people new skills and so found the teaching components and tips for coaching sessions valuable. I love the new exercises for activation and can’t wait to start introducing them to my patients. I feel I have more confidence to run a coaching session and each time I assess a runner I can see new things each time… wonderfully practical course which seems strange to say when it was online!!Linda, Physiotherapist

Starting March 22nd!

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