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Researchers publish recommendations to enhance diversity of UK’s sports coachesResearchers publish recommendations to enhance diversity of UK’s sports coaches

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Created 7 days ago
This article by Loughborough University outlines their findings on how to increase diversity in the sport coaching workforce. Funded by Sport England and appointed as the lead research partner for The Coaching for All (CFA) initiative, Loughborough University recruited 29 participants from disadvantaged communities (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or a Refugee) for their research. The research considered barriers experienced by coaches i...This article by Loughborough University outlines their findings on how to increase diversity in the sport coaching workforce. Funded by Sport England and appointed as the lead research partner for The Coaching for All (C...

Applied Coaching Research Journal: Transforming Lives Through CoachingApplied Coaching Research Journal: Transforming Lives Through Coaching

London Sport
Created a year ago
Published by UK Coaching in October 2020, Volume 6 of the Applied Coaching Research Journal is aimed at everyone interested in extending their knowledge through coaching research and insights. The theme for volume 6 is transforming lives through coaching and it includes an article on learning and development environments. Within the report are a series are engaging articles, opinion pieces, top tips and more in the field of applied coac...Published by UK Coaching in October 2020, Volume 6 of the Applied Coaching Research Journal is aimed at everyone interested in extending their knowledge through coaching research and insights. The theme for volume 6 is t...

Coaching in the UK - Participant and Coach SurveyCoaching in the UK - Participant and Coach Survey

London Sport
Created a year ago
In 2019, UK Coaching commissioned YouGov to undertake the largest ever survey into coaches and coaching, building on a previous survey conducted in 2017. A nationally representative sample of over 50,000 adults and 2,000 children were surveyed about their experience of receiving coaching and their experience of being a coach. Two reports were created, one focusing on the coaches, the other focusing on the participants.  Coach Survey: 6%...In 2019, UK Coaching commissioned YouGov to undertake the largest ever survey into coaches and coaching, building on a previous survey conducted in 2017. A nationally representative sample of over 50,000 adults and 2,000...

Transforming Local Sports Delivery for Women and GirlsTransforming Local Sports Delivery for Women and Girls

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This workshop toolkit has been created by Women in Sport and Sport England to help County Sports Partnerships get the most out of conversations with their partners. There are four sections that summarise key guidance on women and girls sport, these are: - Understanding your audience - Marketing and Communications - Running your sessions - Keeping them coming backThis workshop toolkit has been created by Women in Sport and Sport England to help County Sports Partnerships get the most out of conversations with their partners. There are four sections that summarise key guidance on ...

Coaching Tips and Hints: People With Hearing ImpairmentsCoaching Tips and Hints: People With Hearing Impairments

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This resource provides guidance to help coaches be more informed in the approach to being a more inclusive coach. The document highlights the necessity to understand the individual's abilities and goals, and the importance of good communication skills to assist those with hearing impairments. It provides methods of helping to include those with hearing impairments in sessions, both for the coach and the team.This resource provides guidance to help coaches be more informed in the approach to being a more inclusive coach. The document highlights the necessity to understand the individual's abilities and goals, and the importan...

What Makes Your Session Unmissable for Young People?What Makes Your Session Unmissable for Young People?

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This document details how coaches can make their sessions more appealing to a wider audience of young people. Its suggestions include making the sessions: 1. Personalised - by fitting the lives of the young people, understanding their interests and goals and using sport to help achieve them, providing feedback and individual recognition of personality and external committments and involving them in session content.  2. Inspiring - mak...This document details how coaches can make their sessions more appealing to a wider audience of young people. Its suggestions include making the sessions: 1. Personalised - by fitting the lives of the young people, unde...

Helping The Girls Believe They CanHelping The Girls Believe They Can

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This guide is for coaches, leaders and activators to support more women and girls to enjoy sport and physical activity. The document helps coaches to recognise women's needs and values, engage with the audience that makes up inactive females and understand and counteract the fear of being judged. It provides practical tips for coaching women, how to engage them as influencers in the session, how to promote a sporting habit and developme...This guide is for coaches, leaders and activators to support more women and girls to enjoy sport and physical activity. The document helps coaches to recognise women's needs and values, engage with the audience that make...

Including Everyone in Your SessionsIncluding Everyone in Your Sessions

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Updated a year ago
In coaching terms, an 'inclusive coach' has the ability to positively and effectively coach a group of people who may have very different needs. This is not specific to coaches working with disabled children, players and athletes - good coaches will always be working inclusively because they want everyone in their session to have fun and improve. This guide provides a framework for coaches to make changes to their sessions in terms of s...In coaching terms, an 'inclusive coach' has the ability to positively and effectively coach a group of people who may have very different needs. This is not specific to coaches working with disabled children, players and...

The Impact an Online Learning Platform has on Coaches' Behaviour and PracticeThe Impact an Online Learning Platform has on Coaches' Behaviour and Practice

London Sport
Updated a year ago
An in-depth nine-month research study conducted in partnership with Hull University has shown that being a member of ConnectedCoaches can make you a better coach.The purpose of the project was to investigate the benefit of deliberately designed and delivered learning, which included coaches’ engagement with ConnectedCoaches, on the development and subsequent behaviour and practice of coaches.The journeys of three coaches were tracked, a...An in-depth nine-month research study conducted in partnership with Hull University has shown that being a member of ConnectedCoaches can make you a better coach.The purpose of the project was to investigate the benefit ...

Coaching Disabled People: What Coaches Need to KnowCoaching Disabled People: What Coaches Need to Know

London Sport
Updated a year ago
In 2013 sports coach UK undertook a research project, led by Leeds Beckett University, to understand more about disabled people's experiences of being coached. From this research sports coach UK created guidance, based on what disabled people have experienced and what they feel is needed from a coach to create a positive sporting experience. This infomation provides key points of best practice which can be implemented before and during ...In 2013 sports coach UK undertook a research project, led by Leeds Beckett University, to understand more about disabled people's experiences of being coached. From this research sports coach UK created guidance, based o...