Kevin Till is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University, having previously worked as Head of Strength and Conditioning for Castleford Tigers in the Super League. Kevin also works with Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie to support the development of their pathway players.
A lot of information exists on the development of talented... Read more
Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:34 by jwright with comment(s)
Jeremy Frith is an ECB Level 4 Coach and Coach Educator. He works for the States of Guernsey Education Services as the Education Development Officer for Growth Mindset, and also as the Performance Director for the Guernsey Sports Commission.
What do you believe about intelligence, personality, skills and abilities? Do you believe they are gifts, something we are... Read more
Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 23:48 by jwright with comment(s)
This blog is a personal reflection on the hour I spent listening to an online discussion between Sir Ken Robinson and Dr Peter Senge; two ‘thought leaders’ in the world of learning and development.
Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the... Read more
Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 22:26 by jwright with comment(s)
If you’re interested in technology and coaching then have a look at the new edition of the journal Sensoria.
The focus of this edition is ‘Contemporary Perspectives on Applied Sport Science’ and it has a number of short articles that are a mix of results from... Read more
Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:50 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
Volunteers are an intricate part of the sport and physical activity sector, often giving up their free time to make sure an activity or a sporting session runs smoothly.
In fact 74% of coaches, and 84% of disabled coaches are... Read more
Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:07 by jwright with comment(s)
ADDIE: Development Phase
In my previous post I spoke about the Design Phase in the ADDIE Model and how this was the means of creating the course outline. The Development Phase follows design and involves the actual production of content and learning materials based on the outline/storyboard from the... Read more
Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:26 by jwright with comment(s)
ADDIE: Design Phase
In my previous post I spoke about Analysis and how this was a crucial step in the ADDIE model.
The Design Phase follows Analysis and it is where the planned outline and structure of the e-Learning course is drawn up and approved. The Design Phase ... Read more
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:18 by jwright with comment(s)
Coaching young athletes can be a complex and challenging process for any person. The developmental phase of childhood through to adolescence is a time of important cognitive, emotional and social changes, where adolescents look to establish a sense of independence, self-awareness, competency and identity. During these important transitional periods athletes are driven to achieve... Read more
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 11:08 by jwright with comment(s)
Becoming an elite coach is not easy and is far more than just ‘collecting’ coaching badges. In a study where I interviewed elite coaches about their development history, I found that many of these coaches shared experiences outside of formal coach education, which they believe helped them to reach the elite coaching environment.
So to become an elite coach it’s... Read more
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:16 by jwright with comment(s)
ADDIE: Analyse Phase
Ok so in my last post I introduced you to the ADDIE model and how this can help you in your role as Instructional Designer (ID). The first Phase of the Model talks about analysis. This involves all the pre-planning and to cut it short... your overall thinking about the... Read more
Posted Monday, November 14, 2016 - 16:47 by jwright with comment(s)