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    Drive. Passion. Motivation.

    The London’s Coaching Women series has been profiling women involved in different coaching roles across the capital.

    Each of the women profiled have had their own unique journey through sport and each of them share similar characteristics. Drive...

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    Posted Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:57 by sbentall with comment(s)

    Reach – a year on!

    It’s been a really exciting and busy year for the Reach team and, as we turn one next week, we thought it appropriate to reflect on the past year. I just wanted to share a few findings with you:

    There are some amazing women coaches out there

    We have uploaded around 33 coaching stories to our website from some great women coaches wanting to share their...

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    Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:43 by StcyJyne with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Do Athletes Get The Support They Need To Excel?

    As a parent or coach, you are highly invested in supporting your child or athlete to excel in their sport. The first thing to recognize is that this support has to start long before they are recognized for their talents. In fact, this support should start during youth sports teams and competitions.

    Without the right support system, even the most...

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    Posted Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 13:50 by StcyJyne with comment(s)

    I Thought Courses Were Free

    In the last of the London’s Coaching Women series I’m chatting to Fionnuala Duhaney-Keown who is the Basketball Senior Head Coach at Clapton Girl's Academy. Fe as she’s known to many is employed by Greenhouse Sports and has been working at the Academy since 2012.


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    Posted Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:51 by sbentall with comment(s)

    The paradox of recruiting a diverse group of coaches

    New research from the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) shows that 60% of sports clubs recruit new coaches from within their club. As they suggest

    ‘This shows the relative lack of recruitment from wider society which partially explains the...

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    Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 09:21 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Some thoughts on inclusion – It's just good practice

    Please note this is not an equality and diversity piece, but it is a piece about ‘including all learners more often’….

    I recently attended an online test learning event on ‘Equity in your Tutoring’. On listening to the presenter speak I began to recall previous views on this topic, as it seemed all the information and insight being shared...

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    Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 13:18 by klindley with comment(s)

    Participate to Perform!

    Over the last few months I have been working with CSPs and Coaching Leads to support their offer for Talent Coaches. We all believe in the power of sport to help people grow and develop, and one of the questions I have been repeatedly asked is how important it is in the talent domain and what does it look like. I think it is crucial, we develop the person as well as the athlete. 


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    Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:17 by StcyJyne with comment(s)

    Super Human!

    Watching the Paralympics on Channel 4 you can’t help but see the term Super Human, it’s even on the posters around town.  Whatever your personal view on the term you cannot help but be in awe of the achievements that the individual athletes have achieved, the adversity and challenges they have overcome before even starting to compete.

    This got me thinking about their...

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    Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:06 by StcyJyne with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Empathy: 1. Beyond Lip Service

    Following his recent session at the Partner Event Programme with Coach Developers working within Talent and Performance Steve Rollnick wanted to further share his thoughts and reflections in a three part series.

    I’m a clinical psychologist and even inside my psychology orbit I hear colleagues talking about the importance of empathy in a hollow way. I imagine the sporting...

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    Posted Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:32 by StcyJyne with comment(s)

    The superhero powers of a coach

    There is a character in the X-Men movies called Quicksilver. He moves so fast it appears to others like he can be in two places at the same time. Having recently conducted focus groups with participants I started to think that good coaches possess similar such superpowers.

    When participants were asked to talk about their coach and the good things they do one of the topics...

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    Posted Friday, September 16, 2016 - 09:09 by jmcilroy with comment(s)