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    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...

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    Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 13:48 by jhook with comment(s)

    Top Five Coaching Talent Books

    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.


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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:10 by jhook with comment(s)

    Adult-Child Touch Policy in Sport

    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...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:32 by jhook with comment(s)

    How long does it take to complete a survey?

    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...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:30 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Going Native

    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...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:26 by jhook with comment(s)

    How can we make sport science more accessible?

    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)

    Complexity in the coaching system

    One of my favourite books is Alice in Wonderland. While analysing the result from a recent survey of 3,7000 coaches it struck me how coaching is its own Wonderland. In essence some of the results are a muddle.

    To give two examples:

    • The most valuable piece of CPD is being used less and less often.
    • The most impressionable participants are taught by the least...
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    Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 15:01 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Girls Who Can: It Starts With a Coach Who Can

    Girls Who Can:  It Starts With a Coach Who Can

    This month, in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th our regular guest blogger, Nigel Hetherington, is delighted to introduce Greta Hart Montgomery, a fellow Coach and Sport Educator, as author of this months blog.

    Greta Hart Montgomery, Sports Education Trainer


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    Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 23:23 by agrant with comment(s)

    My Top Five Talent Books

    Guest Blogger from Mental Muscle Company and Talent Coach Breakfast Club Deliverer Paul Miller

    I have been coaching managers and leaders on how to improve theirs and their team’s performance since 2000. During that time I had been heavily involved in coaching boys and girls how to play Basketball.  I was increasing asked by parents to spend time on a one to...

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    Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 21:21 by jhook with comment(s)

    What do the new Units mean for sports qualifications?

    By sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor Anne Baker

    Coach Education qualifications and training are undergoing the biggest change since the start of the UKCC over ten years ago.

    Ten years on, with the recognition that qualifications are a starting point on a coach’s journey, governing bodies of sport are considering the development of the coach from...

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    Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 21:06 by jhook with comment(s)