Squad Coaching

In addition to traditional Club Training, the Centre has introduced a program of Squad Coaching.

Being trained in one of the developed squads will give athletes access to specialised coaching that Club Training may have difficulty catering for.

Quite a few athletes, particularly experienced ones in the older age groups, prefer to focus their training on a particular event or event group, with coaches specifically trained in those areas.

The Centre is now investing in those coaches and is developing a structure to support these squads as they grow.

Squad Coaches are accredited with Athletics Australia, well trained and experienced. All event types are covered – sprints, hurdles, jumps, throws, walks, and distance running.

The nature of squad coaching necessitates that places are limited and some squads are already full.

If squad training does interest your family, or you would simply like to have a chat about what opportunities might best suit your children with their athletics development, please don’t hesitate to contact the centre.


Craig Chapman

Qualifications & Associations:

  • IAAF Coach since 2009
  • IAAF Level 3 Multi Event Coach (Primarily Little Athletics Events)
  • Head Coach of ‘Next Generation Athletics’ Squad at Whittlesea City LAC since 2011
  • Multus PC assistant Coach since 2018
  • ATFCA Member (2013 – 2016)
  • ASADA Level 1 & Providing First Aid
  • ASCA Level 1 (Strength & Conditioning) 2015
  • LAVIC JDS Coach since 2015
  • LAVIC ITTC Instructor since 2016
  • Our Ladies Of Mercy College (GSV) – Support Coach since 2017
  • Mernda Central College – Athletics Sprint Program Coach since 2017
  • LAPS (Little Athletics Program for Schools) Skills Coach since 2015

Athletics Australia Schools Program Skills Coach since 2016


James Schroeter

  • Specialized Squad Coaching in Sprints and middle-distance running events.

Qualifications & Associations:

  • Level 1 Community Athletics Coach 2016
  • Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach 2018
  • Level 2 Recreational Running Coach
  • Certificate 3 Gym Instructor 2009
  • Level 1 Official in all Athletics events
  • Athletics Australia Gold Certification Coach


Joe Kampf


  • IAAF Level 1 Multi Event Coach


Alana Chapman


  • IAAF Level 1 Multi Event Coach


Liam Schreck 

  • Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

  • Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach


AEGS - Advanced Event Group Specific

ATFCA – Australian Track & Field Coaches Association