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    Our new research on coaching outside clubs

    This week we published out latest research that looked at coaches working outside clubs. This was very much an exploratory piece of research as we wanted to know if there was any difference between traditional club settings (something we have a lot of information on) and...

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    Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:59 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    How you use an iPad could tell a lot about your coaching habits

    We recently conducted research that tried to break coaches down into a number of different segments based on motivations, attitudes and preferences. One of the most interesting findings was the subtle differences between two of the largest segments (we called these the Pedagogues and the...

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    Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:13 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    Creating a Culture of Self-Improvement One Step at a Time Part 3: The Learning Organisation

    In part three Kurt takes us through the theory of Learning Organisations, in particular the seminal work of Peter Senge.

    Senge has written a worldwide best-selling book called The Fifth Discipline that looks at the concept of the learning organisation. Kurt talked the audience through the five disciplines and learning organisations ‘a group of people who are continually...

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    Posted Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:20 by agrant with 0 comment(s)

    Creating a Culture of Self-Improvement One Small Smart Action at a Time Part 2: The Neuropsychology of Learning

    Creating a Culture of Self-Improvement One Small Smart Action at a Time Part 2: The Neuropsychology of Learning

    Tony Faulkner, Provelop Performance Coaching, delivered a thought-provoking session on the role the brain plays in how we learn and self-improve. In his session he spoke about how we instinctively take up a defensive mindset when we hear we are going to...

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    Posted Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:05 by agrant with 0 comment(s)

    Creating a Culture of Self-improvement One Small Smart Action at a Time Part 1: The Compound Effect

    Creating a Culture of Self-improvement One Small Smart Action at a Time Part 1: The Compound Effect

    Andy Grant sports coach UK Coach Education Team @andygrantfc

    Kurt Lindley sports coach UK Coach Education Team @coachdeveloper

    Tony Faulkner Provelop Consultancy @MasterSportDir

    At the recent UK...

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    Posted Monday, September 8, 2014 - 09:40 by agrant with 0 comment(s)

    How to Train Your Alien!

    How to Train Your Alien!

    Nigel Hetherington, Freelance Sports Education Trainer

    Twitter: @Nigel_BH

     

     

    How to train your alien

     

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    Posted Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:25 by agrant with 0 comment(s)

    Sports coach in my pocket

    Our Research Consultant Michael talks about the opportunities new Apps provide for coaches

    A couple of weeks ago I had a chat with some colleagues about technology, specifically how we thought things like coaching apps fit in our definition of coaching and the wider coaching family.

    Unsurprisingly we found it very difficult to pinpoint a position, but I revisited the...

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    Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:34 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    How coaching improves enjoyment of sport

    Sometimes you can be so close to something that you don’t notice how it is changing. It’s only by taking a step back that you see the whole picture. A good example of this is to look at how many people think coaching improves their enjoyment of sport.

    This has been a standard question in research we have conducted with people who are coached but I can’t remember ever...

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    Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:28 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    Parents as coaches

    This weekend on Twitter there were a few virtual eyebrows raised by the statistic '20% of coaches became involved through their children's involvement in sport'. Most people think it would be higher so I thought I'd clarify the point. 

    The first thing to say is that this does not mean that the other 80% of coaches are not parents of children at the club. Instead the...

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    Posted Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 17:49 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    The rise of the Smartphone/Tablet in coaching

    The rise of Smartphones, Tablets and other wireless devices in coaching (especially among paid coaches) is something we reported on a few years ago. It makes sense, coaches learn most on the job (or court or pitch) and having access to...

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    Posted Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:09 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)