By Kurt Lindley, Development Lead Officer, sports coach UK
Label me please, it helps...well it probably doesn’t! This blog is very much an attempt to dispel the myths of ‘learning labels’, often used as a safety blanket and a reason for not doing something new rather than a supportive tag from which to develop new learning.
Yes your athletes,... Read more
Posted Monday, August 5, 2013 - 06:59 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By sports coach UK Coaching Development Lead Officer Nic Beattie
We know that behind every successful athlete or team is their coach and it’s always great to hear those words ‘thanks to my coach!’ Time and time again during the Olympic and Paralympic Games the athletes recognised their coaches and brought them into the limelight to share their moment... Read more
Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 07:10 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
By sports coach UK Coaching Advisor Nicola Beattie
Inspired by London 2012?
Be part of the Olympic legacy and take your First Steps into coaching!
With the London 2012 Olympics underway, my thoughts turned to the coaches that are working with the 10,500 athletes... Read more
Posted Monday, August 6, 2012 - 09:27 by jhook with 0 comment(s)
Sarah Cohen, May 2012
As we all know good communication is vital for everything in life. As we are a coaching organisation I should probably keep this blog within the realms of coaching, however!
A colleague of mine, Stuart Harrison, who is vice chair of UK Deaf Sport is incredibly passionate about communication. Primarily this is due to him being profoundly deaf and can hear... Read more
Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:50 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
While all eyes may be focussed on the coach at Wembley tonight, 200 miles up the road in Middlesbrough a possibly more interesting coaching news story is developing. As the England Under-21 team prepare to take on Belgium Phil Neville has... Read more
Posted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:43 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
Press Release from the Home Office
Plans are on track to restore common sense to employment vetting processes while ensuring public protection, criminal information minister Lynne Featherstone said today as the government responded to an independent review.
A full response was published... Read more
Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:39 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
Last week I can across some excellent resources for football coaches from the Scottish Football Association that got me wondering what else is out there? It didn’t take long to find another interesting site at IRB... Read more
Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:17 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
When it comes to the issues facing coaches from Black and Minority Ethnic communities there is a lack of quality information. We know that coaches from these copmmunities are unrepresented in coaching but we don’t know why.
To try and shed some light on this we are supporting Sporting Equals with a piece of... Read more
Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:17 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
Press Release from UK Sport: 10/08/11
UK Sport is currently recruiting for the next wave of high performance coaches who will form the third intake of its Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Programme (ECAP), which will begin in... Read more
Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 14:11 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
Press Release from Skills Active: 05/08/2011
YMCA Fitness Industry Training (YMCAfit) and Aspire, a national charity supporting people with spinal cord injuries, have published findings from Instructability, a ground-breaking project which sets out to increase employment of disabled fitness professionals.
The pilot project which is the first of its kind in the UK... Read more
Posted Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:48 by scohen with 0 comment(s)