Management of sports coaches has increasingly been recognised as a key area of development. sports coach UK are working to ensure that more coaches are recruited into coaching, are developed to be the best that they can be, and are retained within coaching.
Many people are working to support coaches that are full time, part time or voluntary, these people are Coach Managers, and their role may be full time, part time or voluntary, like the coaches they work with.
Coach Managers may work within or across a range of environments. These may include Governing Body clubs, schools and local authorities for example.
Whatever capacity they are working in the Coach Manager is an essential point of contact with the coaching workforce and a consistent approach to Coach Management should ensure more coaches are recruited, developed and retained within coaching.
On these pages you will find information sports coach UK is developing to support people who manage and support the development of coaches.
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Jenny Buckham delivered a session at the 2011 UK Coaching Summit on Managing Coaches Effectively. The interactive workshop explored the impact that effective coach management has had on local coaching support networks.