(Home Office press release 21/12/12)
The Home Office has announced that the new criminal record checking system will be free to volunteers.
Volunteers will soon benefit from a free service which will allow them to re-use criminal records checks time and time again, the government announced today.
The move will cut red-tape... Read more
Posted Friday, December 21, 2012 - 12:03 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)
So What Is Developmentally Appropriate Sport?
A blog article for sports coach UK by Richard Bailey
If, like me, you are a rather sad individual, with shoddy friends, and no life worthy of the name, you will spend many hours reading academic literature. And if you happen to coach children, you might fill your lonely hours studying fields like psychology... Read more
Posted Monday, May 28, 2012 - 16:15 by dturner with 1 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 - 12:39 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 - 11:17 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
Serendipity is making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident and so it was the case for me this week with the Scottish Football Association. The big news was their announcement of major changes in their youth development through the formation of seven Regional Performance Schools.... Read more
Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 - 12:32 by jmcilroy with 0 comment(s)
The following blog has been written by Sergio Lara-Bercial. 28/04/2011
Back in January 2011, sports coach UK published the industry-wide Coaching Children Action Plan for 2010-2013. This was the culmination of months of work in conjunction with key stakeholders in the industry such as the Youth Sport Trust, the Association for Physical Education, the Child Protection in Sport Unit... Read more
Posted Monday, August 8, 2011 - 09:53 by scohen with 0 comment(s)
Stockport Sports Trust is using an innovative approach to support the development of their children’s coaches; A Community of Practice – Learning from each other; Learning together
Stockport Sports Trust’s Community Development Officer, Chris Riley tells us all about it.
At Stockport Sports... Read more
Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:32 by scohen with 0 comment(s)