ATFCA member publications
Modern Athlete & Coach
Subscription to Modern Athlete & Coach is included in your ATFCA membership, it is a quarterly publication. If you are a non-member but would like to subscribe to Modern Athlete & Coach Magazine cost is AUD$60.00 (GST inclusive), Overseas AUD$75.00 which includes airmail. Discount to Agencies is 10%. Modern Athlete and coach a wide range of topics from working with young athletes to technical advice from professionals and experienced coaches in your chosen event groups. Regular articles and information about diets, training programs and injury prevention. The journal contains articles on technical preparation, planning, and a conditioning nature for all levels of athletic coaching abilities, featuring articles by renowned coaches, dietitians, physiotherapists and academics. The Modern Athlete & Coach technical journal is a must for coaches, athletes, parents, teachers, libraries, academics and students.
The ATFCA Newsletter is also a quarterly publication with updated events, latest info, book reviews, tributes, program changes, results and much much more. ATFCA News is distributed free to all members.
The Henri Schubert Award
The Henri Schubert award is presented annually by the ATFCA. It is conferred on an accredited coach who has rendered distinguished service to Australian Athletics. This should include services to Coach Education and service to the many varied areas of Athletics. Nominations can be made by anyone within the Australian Athletics community including Athletics Australia’s Member Associations, Little Athletics Member Associations and Branches of ATFCA or individuals and should be in writing and be accompanied by a statement of qualification of the nominee.
This award distinguishes coaches who contribute to the development of the sport in all areas from grassroots to elite. The award recognises a coach’s leadership and networking at a participation level – it does not only recognise a coach who has reached the pinnacle of their career in coaching. Outstanding coaching and coach educators are innovators and catalysts for the development of future coaches in all areas.
The award commemorates an outstanding coach who produced many athletes of high quality, including world record holders. His coaching achievements were many. Henri was a great supporter of ATFCA, volunteering many hours of work for Athletics and after his retirement in the early 1980’s, he gave of his time to Athletics Australia and the Victorian Athletics Association.
Henri passed away in 1993 it was resolved to recognise his wonderful contribution to the sport he loved with an annual award to an Australian coach. The Henri Schubert Award is recognised each year and is presented at the ATFCA National Congress conducted every two years.
This award is peer-nominated. Confidentiality in nomination is essential and nominees should not be aware that they are being nominated for this award. Nominations are considered by the ATFCA Board of Directors. More than one award may be awarded each year if there are multiple nominations which are considered worthy of the award. Details of successful applicant(s) are published in the ATFCA newsletter.
The ATFCA has offered a scholarship program to assist advancing the involvement of women in Track and Field Coaching for several years. It is to continue this year and applications are now open.
Books and Resources
The ATFCA has many titles on its extensive Publications list. In developing the exciting partnership with Human Kinetics, we are now able to pass on the most competitive prices to members of ATFCA.
We have a range of ATFCA branded clothing available to members. Clothing to keep you cool in summer and warm for the off season winter training sessions.