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... Read more
Posted Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:25 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
By David Turner sports coach UK Coaching Children Lead
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... Read more
Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:24 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:10 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:05 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 09:57 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:09 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:10 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:34 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:34 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:21 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)