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You can learn a lot by looking outside your own sport for coaching inspiration. Subscribe to Coaching Edge, and whatever your sport, you will learn something new from this convenient and time-saving form of continuing personal development (CPD) that you can access when and where you please.

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"The diversity of the articles covered in Coaching Edge helps me to see many different points of view and coaching in different sports."

Neil Troth, Level 1 rugby league, rugby union and football coach

"Coaching Edge really does cater for all levels of coaches, working with every conceivable age group and ability level".

Paul Button, Level 2 Cricket Coach

Coaching Edge is packed full of:

  • insightful analysis
    Pick up useful coaching tips using the easy reference pull-out boxes – The Coach’s Edge – that analyse and summarise the key points in the articles.
     
  • informative articles
    Including advice on different coaching methods, such as how to coach specific groups (eg children).
     
  • coaching news
    Helping you keep your finger on the pulse in the world of coaching.
     
  • inspirational interviews
    Learn from some of sport’s best grass-roots and elite-level coaches from different sports.

What’s inside the new issue of Coaching Edge?

Summer 2016: Let the Games Begin!

In this Olympic issue of Coaching Edge we speak to the first women ever to coach on a British Olympic swimming team - Mel Marshall and Laurel Bailey. As Coaching Edge finds out, they each took very different routes to the pinnacle of their profession.

Also included are articles on:

Pent Up! Meet the coach behind Great Britain’s phenomenal Olympic record in the uncompromising world of modern pentathlon.

Athlete To Coach...How UK Sport is disproving the cliché that ‘great players never make great coaches’.

Para Guiders... we quiz four coaches of GB Paralympians on their preparations for Rio, and how coaches can best tailor their skills when working with disabled athletes.

Defeating Dopers...Doping scandals have shaken sport on a global scale in the build-up to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coaches’ responsibility in this area is huge, as we discover.

A Helping Hand...Having a mentor who shares their knowledge and experience, offers guidance and develops your repertoire of skills is invaluable for any coach. We speak to track legend Steve Cram about his mentoring role for UK Athletics.

The Ego Has Landed...Self-belief and arrogance are two typical characteristics of elite sports stars. With expert advice from a sports psychologist, we investigate the nuances of ego and how to harness such personalities into a team.

Home Truths...Great Britain’s staggering success in London in 2012 was attributed in part to ‘home advantage’. This intangible factor is known to influence many coaches’ tactics, preparation and expectations; but does it really matter whether you’re home or away? And if so, why? We search for answers.

Plus the UK’s leading coach developers and academics gathered in Manchester in June to share their wisdom and insight at the 11th UK Coaching Summit. You can read all about it in this issue. We also share some top tips on how to help your athlete deal with pressure in a handy infographic and much more!

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