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    Is there a glass ceiling for BME coaches?

    We recently commissioned Leeds Met University to undertake research into the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups in coaching. The research suggests that in general the entry into coaching and the day-to-day coaching...

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    Posted Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:25 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    Creativity in Coaching Children

    By David Turner sports coach UK Coaching Children Lead

    @David_T_scUK

    At sports coach UK we talk a lot about the ‘C’ System of coaching and it’s something we’re genuinely passionate about!  But what on earth does it mean? 

    Well put simply, it is our model for explaining the holistic...

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    Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:24 by jhook with 0 comment(s)

    Being Coached is fun, isn't it?

    By Michael Hopkinson sports coach UK Research Consultant

    We recently conducted a survey of participants to understand the impact of coaching and whether there is a difference in the way coached and non-coached participants play sport.

    As I looked at the results I couldn’t help relating them back to my own experiences. Specifically, the reasons why I...

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    Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:10 by jhook with 0 comment(s)

    New research gives coaches a voice

    This week we published the results of our survey of over 1,200 coaches which we called The Coaching Panel. One of the interesting points to emerge from the comments from respondents was how important they feel it is for coaches to be given a voice and for Governing Bodies and...

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    Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:05 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    EFDS Launches a Communication Guide

    New communications guide enables providers to reach a wider audience, including more disabled people

    The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has unveiled a new guide to inclusive communications. Written in partnership with Big Voice Communications, it supports providers to reach a wider audience, including more disabled people. It aims to address the main...

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    Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 09:57 by scohen with 0 comment(s)

    New research on addressing the under-representation of BME groups in coaching?

    Recently we commissioned Leeds Met University to explore the reasons for the under-representation of coaches among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. The research found evidence that increasing diversity in the coaching workforce can...

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    Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:09 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    Do you look like a stern coach?

    Listening to the radio this morning I heard Chris Evans referring to the sports reporter’s clothing and saying ‘you look like a stern coach’ to which the reporter replied that he should make Chris Evans do 50 sit-ups and then shout at him. (I was still half asleep so the conversation went something like that!).

    The interesting thought that struck me is how many of the...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:10 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    What social media do coaches use to discuss ideas?

    Facebook is the most popular type of social media used by coaches to discuss ideas with other coaches but future scenarios suggest discussion forums are emerging as the new kid on the block.

    At present only 13% of coaches use discussion forums now, 10% definitely want to use them in the future but an above average percentage (38%) might be interested in the future. A scenario that...

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    Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:34 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)

    Rugby League's first-ever Level 3 female coach

    Amanda Wilkinson has become Rugby League’s first female Level 3-qualified coach in the history of the sport.

    Amanda, who is the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation Manager, receives her Level 3 qualification following the completion of a two-year course, during which time she has passed numerous written and practical coaching assessments.

    “I have...

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    Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:34 by scohen with 0 comment(s)

    The art of goal setting

    Sports Psychologists are often seen as the people who appear when a team or player is having a problem but new research from Denmark shows just how useful sport psychology can be for anyone involved in sport.

    If you click here you can read our summary of this new research which...

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    Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:21 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)