For three evenings The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) delivered, in partnership with sports coach UK, the Fit 4 Women 2014 Coaching conference. Each event, held in Greenwich, Coventry and Bristol was fully booked with an audience of coaches and... Read more
Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:40 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
In the first of a new series of technology reviews from coaches, Tori Brady, a Level 2 UKCC qualified netball coach tells us about how she uses the Court Side Scoring App in her coaching.
After qualifying as a UKCC Level 2 coach I was fortunate enough to be able to coach a wide range of abilities at my club. With the higher performance teams I was already capturing statistics for goal... Read more
Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:29 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
David Turner, sports coach UK, Coaching Children Lead
The fact that there is a drop-off that occurs in girl's participation in PE and sport in the UK is undisputed I feel it is fair to say, alarmingly this was first identified in 1957! Likewise I do not feel I am on too shaky ground if I go on to state that the... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:34 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By Nicola Beattie, sports coach UK, Development Lead Officer
When I think of my experience in sport, I have been coached by both male and female coaches in hockey and previously athletics. I have found myself reflecting on these coaches and believe I have developed further under the female coaches I have been coached by. Of course this is not based on anything other... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:31 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By CJ Lee, Sport Hampshire and IOW, Coaching Development Manager
It's been almost a year to the day since seven County Sport Partnerships in the South East, with support from sports coach UK, embarked on a bold new programme to engage more women in coaching. With the sound of 2012 still ringing in our ears and a renewed focus from Sport England on inclusion,... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:28 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By Colin Bennett, sports coach UK, Coaching Network Manager
You can’t coach with them and you can’t coach without them....
You may have noticed I’ve paraphrased an old saying about living with women to start my blog this month. Women you have to remember are from Venus and I’m from Mars or is that the other way round! So how could I, a... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:26 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
We don’t normally publish blogs anonymously, but when you’ve read to the end of this powerful story, you’ll understand why we have protected the identity of the author. She believes her story isn’t unique, but it may help others avoid some of the mistakes that she and her coaches have made.
The coach who saved my life
It wasn... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:23 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
It’s Good to Read: 24 Books Recommended by the UKCC Level 4 Coaching Book Club
Andy Grant, sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor
The recent UKCC Level 4 Coaching unConference event showcased some of the great work taking place within governing body coach education programmes. During the lunch hour on both days I organised a book club for anyone that... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 00:20 by agrant with 0 comment(s)
How often do you start out with one plan for the match and then end up implementing another? And do you actually realise you’re doing it? These are some of the ideas discussed in new research from France that looked at the touchline behaviour of rugby coaches.
In one case a coach told the researchers a week before the game that his in-match communication would be limited but as... Read more
Posted Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:23 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
New research has shown that when it comes to team captains it is not enough to just select someone and then let nature take its course. When researchers in America interviewed coaches with a reputation for developing captains they discovered how much time these coaches spent developing the person they chose to captain the team.
A few examples of what these coaches did included:
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Posted Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:47 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)