Twelve of our dearest and closest coaches share their best coaching present ever as well as their reflections on what they have learned in 2012.
Dave coaches’ athletics to secondary school aged boys and girls
My best ever coaching related present was from a very brave girl...my first proper girlfriend in 1999. She gave me Steve Backley’s book,... Read more
Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 18:48 by LBurkinshaw with 0 comment(s)
How do you develop your talent when you have no arms...exactly the same way as you would if you had arms!
Stuart Armstrong, Talent Lead from sports coach UK writes (September, 2012)
So we have had the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and what a fantastic experience it has been. I don't think it could have been better, a fantastic showcase for our... Read more
Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 13:36 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
Coaching the Whole Chimp: Why Coaching the Athlete isn’t Always Enough
By David Turner: sports coach UK Development Lead (Coaching Children) and Athletics Coach
Much to my surprise, I recently discovered that I have a friend I never knew I had. Well I say friend, but soon after learning about my new acquaintance, I... Read more
Posted Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 14:10 by dturner 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 - 11:17 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
An interesting report from England Athletics has shown the importance not only of high quality coaching but also of having enough good coaches in place to reap the benefits of quality coaching. The Bridging the Gap report (published on the England Athletics website earlier this year) found that:... Read more
Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 16:43 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)