The Multi-skills Coaching Podcast
Andy Grant, sports coach UK Assistant Head of Coach Education (Interim)
With the Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow this summer and the consequent focus on a multitude of different sports and athletes, this Podcast and blog provided an opportune moment to... Read more
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:54 by agrant with 0 comment(s)
Nigel Hetherington may be one of the most knowledgeable multi-skills coaches you are likely to meet. I had the pleasure of chatting with Nigel when we both took part in the recent Online Coaches Hangout. Nigel is... Read more
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:05 by agrant with 0 comment(s)
This has been a busy week for the Research Team as we published two new reports and a Webinar.
The first report was on the impact of coaches and coaching on participants. This was a new avenue of research for us as we tend to spend our time talking to those doing the coaching rather than those being coached! The results confirmed what we’ve always thought, that coaching makes a... Read more
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:32 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
As the XX Commonwealth Games draws to a close in Glasgow, I have to admit, I am a little relieved. Not because yet another great sporting event is over, but because I don’t think my emotions can take much more.
Year in year out it is the same; hundreds of athletes from around the globe come together to experience what it is like to be part of an exclusive event that most people... Read more
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:30 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor Jon Woodward
My 3 year old daughter and I were driving the other day and she was intently playing with my iPhone listening to music and playing games. Questions arose from the back seat:
“I can’t find the Frozen app – where is it?”
“Why is Frozen not downloaded on your phone?”... Read more
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:25 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By sports coach UK Development Lead Officer Nicola Beattie
I have recently started playing in a netball fun league. Netball is a sport I only ever played at school making it approximately 16 years since I have played! So I guess you could class me as an adult returner to netball.
When my hockey team decided they wanted to do something different over the summer... Read more
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:20 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
Last week we presented a Webinar featuring some of our latest research and promised to answer any questions that came up. The first of these is answered below. You can also find the presentation here or listen to the... Read more
Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:15 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
I recently read a new article about ethical and abusive coaching behaviour. The researchers surveyed almost 20,000 students in America and the results will probably surprise few people:
Strong ethical leadership from coaches can enhance student-athlete satisfaction with their college choice and... Read more
Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:52 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
It will surprise no one that as a coach develops so the information they look for changes. However how can you explain this to a wider audience in a straightforward way? The graph above provides a useful example as nowhere is this better demonstrated than with topic of planning.
The blue line represents an interest in short term planning (eg planning a session) and shows the percentage... Read more
Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 09:09 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
I recently read a new article from the journal Managing Leisure which looked at the issue of attracting and retaining club members. Whilst reading this it struck me how coaching could be sold more as a Unique Selling Point for sport.
Although the research was conducted with cycling in... Read more
Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 09:32 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)