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    Going Digital

    By Steve Bentall, sports coach UK Coaching Network Manager

    In my previous blog ‘Going Native’ I started to look at the concept of providing learning to a generation of digital natives. I asked as providers of training how sports coach UK could adapt our training provision to meet the needs of...

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    Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 15:28 by jhook with comment(s)

    What Really Caused Andy Murray’s Meltdown?

    By Guest Blogger Denise Holland (For over 24 years, Denise Holland has participated in high performance sport both as an athlete and more recently as Scotland’s National Coach for Netball. She has competed internationally and led National squads to world-class events in the sport of netball.)

    As I listened to Andy Murray and read his comments and apologies...

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    Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:43 by jhook with comment(s)

    Do some athletes know how to be coached?

    The ex-Olympic and World Champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is now facing life in a very different saddle. She is currently learning to ride a horse with a view to competing in an amateur race at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016! When I was watching a short video update of progress one thing that struck me was...

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    Posted Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:22 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Three steps to improving your performance: Coaching through positive reflection and action

    Three steps to improving your performance: Coaching through positive reflection and action

    Sarah Lee, Martin Dixon and Tony Ghaye

    Not everyone can be the best at what they do.  But we can try to be the best we can be.  This is more challenging than it seems at first sight.

    Could we ever seriously expect to improve the performance of others, if we...

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    Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 23:58 by agrant with comment(s)

    Qualifications do make you a good coach

    Any time I mention qualifications in coaching you can rest assured that someone will tell me 'qualifications don't make you a good coach!' This will tend to be based on stories about an expert with no qualifications or a qualified coach who doesn't do a good job.

      
    However having looked at the evidence I can tell you (or to be more precise 1,700 coaches...

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    Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 09:01 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Individual or Group?

    By Sarah Bennett, PGA Golf Teaching Professional and Ladies European Tour player

    I have been a PGA Golf Teaching Professional and Ladies European Tour player for 22 years now and I’ve seen the...

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    Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 13:48 by jhook with comment(s)

    Top Five Coaching Talent Books

    By Andy Bradshaw sports coach UK Coaching Advisor (Talent & Performance Coaching)

    I have worked for sports coach UK for over ten years now in a variety of roles and also coach within the England U18 Girls Hockey programme.  I have selected five books that have provided me with a useful insight into some interesting coaching perspectives.

    Sacred...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:10 by jhook with comment(s)

    Adult-Child Touch Policy in Sport

    By David Turner, sports coach UK Coaching Children Lead

    This month Edge Hill University’s Dr Melanie Lang produced a video presentation for sports coach UK which is now available through our You Tube Channel.  Dr Lang is a member of the NSPPC’s Sports Safeguarding Children Initiative - Research & Evidence Advisory Group, which means she is one of...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:32 by jhook with comment(s)

    How long does it take to complete a survey?

    At the start of our latest survey of coaches we included the line ‘it should take around 15 minutes to complete.’ Today I went through the data and found that the median time taken was 14 minutes and 45 seconds! I’m glad that we estimated correctly.

    We would like to thank everyone who completed the survey – a staggering 3,700 coaches took the time to do it. The...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:30 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Going Native

    By Steve Bentall sports coach UK Coaching Network Manager

    A recent exchange on twitter promoted me to take to the keys to write this blog.

    The particular exchange was around a recent guest blog on our website and how one person's opinions were challenged and then considered as the opinion of sports coach UK.

    It got me thinking about how we present...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:26 by jhook with comment(s)