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    e-Learning Design: SME vs ID

    Bridging the gap between Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Instructional Designer is crucial. When putting together an e-Learning course, an organisation's main focus should always be to create the best course possible. This means using appropriate means (people, equipment and other resources). I like to use an example of a three person e-Learning development team. As an initiator it's...

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    Posted Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:27 by with comment(s)

    Exploring rugby coach attitudes to changing the rules for mini-rugby

    In 2010/11 the Rugby Football Union (RFU) developed new rules for competitive games in Under-9s rugby. The new rules focussed on tackling and giving players more time with the ball rather than set pieces (scrummaging and line-outs) and breakdown skills (rucking and mauling). In effect the changes were designed around informal games and deliberate play rather than early specialisation.


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    Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 13:05 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Sarah’s park run: a different view of coaching

    A couple of months ago I moved house, moved area, and  took the opportunity to join a ‘parkrun’ event; part of my fresh approach to being more active. Initially I was daunted by how fit and healthy the majority of runners looked, many of whom were sporting either running club t-shirts or tops celebrating their 50th or 100...

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    Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 13:56 by with 4 comment(s)

    Help us create the best surveys for coaches

    WHERE: Park Plaza Hotel Leeds (opposite the train station)

    WHEN: Thursday 12 January – 5.30pm to 7.00pm (tea and coffee provided)

    WHAT: A consultation with coaches to make sure our survey questions make sense


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    Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:20 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    What does physical activity mean and what does it mean to be physically active?

    Mum and daughter stretch. Photograph - Source: Oksana Kuzmina/Shutterstock.com


    There have been many reports, research papers and articles focusing on the benefits of being active and all make a common note that physical activity is...

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    Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 19:12 by with 1 comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Five skills children can learn from rugby

    About the authour: Jay Connelly is an enthusiastic rugby fan and blogger for rugbystore.co.uk, the world’s leading rugby equipment retailer - helping aspiring athletes and committed rugby players up their game.

    With mixed messages being broadcast every day by various news outlets, it can be difficult to know the...

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    Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 14:36 by with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Moving ahead with mentoring

    About the authors: Liz Dimmock is the CEO and founder of Moving Ahead and Women Ahead - enterprises that design, deliver, evaluate and support world-class mentoring partnerships between and within the worlds of sport and business. Jane Booth is the Head of Research at Moving Ahead/Women Ahead.

    About the blog: Sports Coach UK teamed up with sport and business mentoring experts...

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    Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 12:55 by pezard with comment(s)

    The Top Five Research Summaries of 2016

    This year we published another 12 summaries of the latest academic research in coaching. These proved as popular as ever with around 14,000 views of the articles. Below are our top five for 2016 with links to the read each one.

    1st The Pitfalls of questioning (2,602 views)

    The use of questioning has many advantages as a coaching tool, and research shows it is...

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    Posted Friday, December 23, 2016 - 09:03 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Coaching Moments of 2016

    Our UK Coaching Awards perfectly summarised the purpose of coaching: to ‘transform lives’; paying due respect to the sports coaches and coaching organisations, who did exactly that over the previous 12 months.

    Many highlights of coaching achievements, from...

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    Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:50 by jwright with comment(s)

    Video learning a popular choice for Instructional Designers

    Video learning is hot topic and has become the preferred choice for training companies around the world. Here are my tips on using video in e-Learning.

    Short and sweet

    Micro learning has fast become a huge success within the e-Learning world. When it comes to video learning, it is always best to keep things light and crisp and video is ideal to train people in...

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    Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 13:08 by with comment(s)

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