Newly Qualified and Looking For Guidance?
For newly qualified coaches there are certain workshops some governing bodies of sport regard as the minimum standards for active coaches. sports coach UK recommends these to ensure you have the knowledge you need to carry out your role safely and effectively*.
If you organise, lead or deliver any kind of sport, or are involved in the provision and delivery of sporting activities for children and young people or vulnerable adults, then ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ (SPC 1) is a must-attend workshop. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse and poor practice, and give you the tools you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively. Just ask Clarisse Smith, Zone Hockey Coordinator for Birmingham.
Perhaps you’re looking at broadening your skills or your club is expanding to include a wider range of participants? If so, ‘How to Coach Disabled People in Sport’ aims to answer all of your questions. You’ll gain the confidence you need to plan and set up appropriate activities, tailored to suit every level of ability.
Level the playing field by attending ‘Equity in Your Coaching’. You’ll learn how to develop your existing skills and experience to make your coaching sessions more accessible, regardless of gender, age, race, ability, faith or sexual orientation.
If you’re coaching children, why not attend ‘Coaching the Whole Child: Positive Development Through Sport’ and learn how to introduce the 'C's of coaching: connection; confidence; character; creativity; caring and compassion; and competence into your sessions. It’s an excellent workshop to attend early in your coaching journey. What’s more, it will enable you to develop your coaching to incorporate positive youth development into your sessions, helping you to make a more positive impact on, and enhance their experience in, sport.
There are many workshops that will help you develop and improve your coaching skills, so make sure you don’t miss out!
*Check with your governing body of sport for further information on whether or not attendance at these workshops is required before you commence coaching.Add to My Folder