By Guest Blogger Denise Holland (For over 24 years, Denise Holland has participated in high performance sport both as an athlete and more recently as Scotland’s National Coach for Netball. She has competed internationally and led National squads to world-class events in the sport of netball.)
As I listened to Andy Murray and read his comments and apologies... Read more
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:43 by jhook with comment(s)
The ex-Olympic and World Champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is now facing life in a very different saddle. She is currently learning to ride a horse with a view to competing in an amateur race at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016! When I was watching a short video update of progress one thing that struck me was... Read more
Posted Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:22 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
Three steps to improving your performance: Coaching through positive reflection and action
Sarah Lee, Martin Dixon and Tony Ghaye
Not everyone can be the best at what they do. But we can try to be the best we can be. This is more challenging than it seems at first sight.
Could we ever seriously expect to improve the performance of others, if we... Read more
Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 23:58 by agrant with comment(s)
Any time I mention qualifications in coaching you can rest assured that someone will tell me 'qualifications don't make you a good coach!' This will tend to be based on stories about an expert with no qualifications or a qualified coach who doesn't do a good job.
However having looked at the evidence I can tell you (or to be more precise 1,700 coaches...
Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 09:01 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
By Sarah Bennett, PGA Golf Teaching Professional and Ladies European Tour player
I have been a PGA Golf Teaching Professional and Ladies European Tour player for 22 years now and I’ve seen the... Read more
Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 13:48 by jhook with comment(s)
By Andy Bradshaw sports coach UK Coaching Advisor (Talent & Performance Coaching)
I have worked for sports coach UK for over ten years now in a variety of roles and also coach within the England U18 Girls Hockey programme. I have selected five books that have provided me with a useful insight into some interesting coaching perspectives.
Sacred... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:10 by jhook with comment(s)
By David Turner, sports coach UK Coaching Children Lead
This month Edge Hill University’s Dr Melanie Lang produced a video presentation for sports coach UK which is now available through our You Tube Channel. Dr Lang is a member of the NSPPC’s Sports Safeguarding Children Initiative - Research & Evidence Advisory Group, which means she is one of... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:32 by jhook with comment(s)
At the start of our latest survey of coaches we included the line ‘it should take around 15 minutes to complete.’ Today I went through the data and found that the median time taken was 14 minutes and 45 seconds! I’m glad that we estimated correctly.
We would like to thank everyone who completed the survey – a staggering 3,700 coaches took the time to do it. The... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:30 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
By Steve Bentall sports coach UK Coaching Network Manager
A recent exchange on twitter promoted me to take to the keys to write this blog.
The particular exchange was around a recent guest blog on our website and how one person's opinions were challenged and then considered as the opinion of sports coach UK.
It got me thinking about how we present... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:26 by jhook with comment(s)
I recently read an article about sports science knowledge of coaches in Turkey. One of the most interesting questions they asked was what would be the ideal sources of knowledge for coaches. This is different to the question we usually ask about what sources coaches actually use.
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Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 15:09 by jmcilroy with comment(s)