One of my favourite books is Alice in Wonderland. While analysing the result from a recent survey of 3,7000 coaches it struck me how coaching is its own Wonderland. In essence some of the results are a muddle.
To give two examples:
- The most valuable piece of CPD is being used less and less often.
- The most impressionable participants are taught by the least...
Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:01 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
Girls Who Can: It Starts With a Coach Who Can
This month, in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th our regular guest blogger, Nigel Hetherington, is delighted to introduce Greta Hart Montgomery, a fellow Coach and Sport Educator, as author of this months blog.
Greta Hart Montgomery, Sports Education Trainer
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Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 22:23 by agrant with comment(s)
Guest Blogger from Mental Muscle Company and Talent Coach Breakfast Club Deliverer Paul Miller
I have been coaching managers and leaders on how to improve theirs and their team’s performance since 2000. During that time I had been heavily involved in coaching boys and girls how to play Basketball. I was increasing asked by parents to spend time on a one to... Read more
Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 20:21 by jhook with comment(s)
By sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor Anne Baker
Coach Education qualifications and training are undergoing the biggest change since the start of the UKCC over ten years ago.
Ten years on, with the recognition that qualifications are a starting point on a coach’s journey, governing bodies of sport are considering the development of the coach from... Read more
Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 20:06 by jhook with comment(s)
By guest blogger Michelle Baker of the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund
A recent study by Cancer Research UK warns that the UK is facing a cancer “crisis”. The leading cancer charity reveals that ‘one in two’ people will now develop cancer within their lifetime, a figure which is up from the previous prediction of ‘one in three... Read more
Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 19:54 by jhook with comment(s)
By sports coach UK Research Consultant Michael Hopkinson
Ahead of International Women’s Day on the 8 March 2015, here’s a little game for you. Below are some quotes from an international-level female whose role includes preparing one of the world’s top teams for their biggest games. The question is, is she a coach or not?
“You gotta... Read more
Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 19:45 by jhook with comment(s)
By sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor Rachel Hooper
I was recently asked to speak at the Women in Sport Insight Series Conference about my journey as a coach. When preparing my presentation I focussed on the current research that shows only 17% of all female coaches are qualified, and this is mainly at levels one and two. I questioned what is was that has led me to... Read more
Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 19:25 by with comment(s)
Traditionally we talk about coaches as either volunteers or being paid. However there has always been a suspicion in our surveys that there is a bit of a grey area in between. So this year we came up with a new wording for surveys and gave coaches four options:
- I'm a volunteer
- I volunteer but get paid for some of the coaching I do
- I get paid for coaching part...
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:05 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
New research published this week in America showed that young American football players are less likely to get hurt or sustain head injuries when playing for coaches who have been trained in teaching proper tackling fundamentals.
Those who played for... Read more
Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 14:27 by jmcilroy with comment(s)
Our Research Consultant Michael argues that the trickle down effect of the Premier League TV deal could mean more grassroots coaches on the sidelines
Mind-boggling, staggering, outrageous, disgusting, obscene and incredible. All words I’ve seen and heard used this week in response to the new Premier League TV deal.
Regardless of your opinion on the... Read more
Posted Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:16 by jmcilroy with comment(s)