How to Deliver Engaging Sessions: A Guide for Developing Adults Through Sport
Have a practical impact on growing and sustaining participation in sport. Equip your coaches with the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain participation beyond the first few sessions. Coaches will learn about new participants’ needs, including how to build their self-confidence. Ultimately, how people feel about those first few sessions will ensure they keep coming back again and again.
Who It’s For:
For anyone who works with participants who:
- have never played sport
- are returning to a sport that they have played before
- are taking up sport for health and well-being reasons
- have barriers to overcome to be regular participants; for example, costs, confidence or misconceptions about current sport offer.
Examples of the above include:
- existing Level 1 and 2 coaches who already coach but are being asked by their governing body of sport or county sports partnership (CSP) to work with different types of adult/youth participants in new-style governing body sport programmes
- new coaches who are being recruited to deliver these new-style governing body/CSP/local authority (LA) sports programmes
- ‘coaches’ who are described as leaders/activators/coordinators in various new-style governing body sport programmes.
Examples of new-style governing body sport programmes include: No Strings Badminton; Back to Netball; Just Play (Football); and Run England.
Duration: 3 hours
Group size: 6–25
Coaches Will Learn To:
- develop an understanding of the three segments of Developing, Sustaining and Rejoining participation and explain their main characteristics
- explain the relevance of the ‘C’* system of coaching to their own delivery of sessions
- demonstrate how to include the ‘C’ system of coaching in their coaching through practical examples
- use relevant adapted planning material for both longer-term and session planning.
- a meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (ie at least 12 x 12 metres); the workshop will also require space for a practical to be carried out (eg a half/full sports hall or a multi-use games area).
- all venues must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users).
Overhead projector and screen or laptop and data projector, flipchart, paper and pens.
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"The workshop was really well received by all the coaches. We were very pleased with the outcome and feedback and see scope for doing this with other governing bodies of sport, making the workshop specific to their audience...My thanks to the deliverers of the workshop. They were a great team!"
Denise Brown, Coaching Development Officer, Oxfordshire Sports Partnership
If you have any queries contact the Workshop Booking Centre by email or telephone: 0845-601 3054.
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