Coaching roundup with Les – March 2012
Published on: 8th March 2012
Guidance for Coaches Working in West Yorkshire Schools
For some time West Yorkshire Sport has promoted generic guidance on minimum standards of deployment for coaches, and supporting local quality assurance schemes to ensure coaches working in Leeds and Calderdale schools meet locally set standards. West Yorkshire Sport has now produced guidance for coaches working in schools across the in the county to bring all these standards together in one place. We have also produced a simple quick reference guide to coaching and leadership qualifications to help both for coaches and for organisations that deploy or employ coaches.
Sports Performance workshops for Coaches
In association with West Yorkshire Sport, Trinity Performance are repeating the series of practical workshops in the coming months that will provide coaches with a better understanding of sports science theory and research but presented in a practical way that they can apply in their coaching.
The rationale is simply to make sport science accessible to all coaches, so all can benefit to improve performance.
The workshops are:
- Motivating Teams – Thur 3rd May
- Nutrition for Sports Performance –Thur 24th May
- Coping with Anxiety - Thur 14th
- Fitness Assessments for Team Sports or Field Situations - Thur 5th July
Full details of the workshops are on the Coaching West Yorkshire website. Read more . . .
The Coaching chain: Reflections of disabled athletes and coaches
The Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University are looking for disabled athletes to participate in their research project. Respondents must be 18 years and over and have some varying experiences of being coached either at school, mainstream or disability club and can be of any level – they don’t have to be High Performance athletes.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - new information on the scUK website
The sports coach UK Resource Bank now contains information to support the development of our sport’s partners Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults policies. Very often this policy is absorbed into safeguarding children policy but this is recognised by the Sport & Recreation Alliance to be bad practice due to there being far fewer instances of the police being involved with adult abuse cases over child abuse cases.
Coach-Tracking Study: Final-Year Report
The final-year Coach Tracking Study Report has been published. The report provides an insight into coaches’ motivations, role and development.
This is a unique four-year study of coaches in the United Kingdom, with over 400 coaches surveyed, providing details on their coaching practice, professional development and motivations. We have used this data to better understand coaches and track their changes over time.
Women's Sport and Fitness Federation's annual conferences
Bookings for this year’s WSFF annual conferences entitled 'Fit 4 Women' are now live. There are two events being held: 19 March in Manchester and 22 March in London. One of the workshops is a CSP led workshop so for more information on the programme or to book your place click on the link below. The website link is Women's Sport and Fitness Federation's annual conferences. www.equity-events.co.uk/fit4women
Coaching Leeds - Coaching in Schools CPD workshops
As part of its programme to improve the quality of coaching delivering in schools in the city, Coaching Leeds are running two workshops to help coaches to be better prepared to deliver coaching in schools. This includes ensuring coaches working in schools fully understand what high quality PE is, are aware of curriculum requirements and understand how their delivery can support the curriculum.
An Audience with Graham Henry - 23 May Headingley Carnegie Stadium
This is a great opportunity to get an insight into the world of New Zealand's World Cup winning Coach, Graham Henry....
Please click here for further information
Training Needs Analysis and Personal Development Tools
sports coach UK has produced a guide to using training needs analysis (TNA) and personal development plans (PDP).
The guide is broken down into four easy to read sections:
- goal setting linked to TNA and PDP
- what TNA and PDP are and how to undertake them
- top tips and templates to support the process
- ideas on how to implement TNA and PDP in different environments.
There are also additional templates available.