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)
Profile of a master coach (of children and of talent)
I was once fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to listen to a gentleman called Rudy Duran talk about his coaching. You maybe forgiven for not knowing who Rudy Duran is as not many people have heard of him, he was Tiger Wood's golf coach from the age of 4 to 10. Firstly, I have to say that you can... Read more
Posted Friday, August 3, 2012 - 14:28 by sarmstrong with 0 comment(s)
Rory McIlroy - A Talent Nurtured
Seeing Rory McIlroy go out to defend his US Open title this week at the Olympic Club in San Francisco I was reminded of a story that I thought I would share with you which tells you a little about how Rory came to be such a prodigous success.
Back in 2001 I was working for the Golf Foundation and covering Ireland, I was... Read more
Posted Friday, June 15, 2012 - 10:50 by sarmstrong with 0 comment(s)
Rethinking the nurture v nature debate
One of the real pleasures of what I do is working with coaches. I really enjoy meeting people working at the coal face of sports trying to do the best they can to help the athletes they work with to maximise their potential. I have recently been delivering a series of ‘breakfast clubs’ for talent coaches... Read more
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:04 by sarmstrong with 1 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)