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    Guest Blog: The importance of Physical Development for the Developing Talented Athlete

    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...

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    Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:34 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Are you helping your athletes to be the best they can be?

    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...

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    Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 23:48 by jwright with comment(s)

    What is the Answer for Education Now?

    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.

    About Ken

    Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the...

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    Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 22:26 by jwright with comment(s)

    The questions any coach should ask about technology

    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...

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    Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:50 by jmcilroy with comment(s)

    Global Applause - Give volunteers a hand

    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...

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    Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:07 by jwright with comment(s)

    Part 4: e-Learning that packs a punch

    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...

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    Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:26 by jwright with comment(s)

    Part 3: e-Learning that packs a punch

    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 ...

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    Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:18 by jwright with comment(s)

    Coaching through transitions in adolescence

    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...

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    Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 11:08 by jwright with comment(s)

    The road to becoming an elite coach

    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...

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    Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:16 by jwright with comment(s)

    Part 2: e-Learning that packs a punch

    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...

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    Posted Monday, November 14, 2016 - 16:47 by jwright with comment(s)

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