Getting Started

These pages will help you to find out more about the path you can follow as you begin to enjoy athletics. From volunteering your time to becoming an official, coach or helping out at your local athletics club then there is a role for you.If you are looking to compete in the sport itself, then joining a local club is a good way forward, or for youngsters taking part in one of the relevant British Athletics Academy programmes, is a great way to get started.

Club search: Athletics clubs are a fantastic way of getting started in the sport, whether as an athlete, coach, official or volunteer. Find your nearest club with our Athletics Clubs search function.

Coaching: Do you fancy helping athletes to learn new skills and maximise their performance? Why not visit our coaching section, and find out more about how you can expand your coaching experiences.

Officiating: Are you interested in measuring the success of athletic competitions? Have you considered becoming an athletics official? Visit our Officiating pages for information on competitions, training courses and news updates.

The British Athletics Academy is home to grassroots schemes designed to provide children, teachers and parents with a fresh look at the sport of athletics. From unearthing disability talent to providing teachers will the right coaching tools, the Academy provides a 360°/ 365 day approach to the development of grassroots athletics.