Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 11:28 by Adam Warden
From today (Monday 22 May) Sports Coach UK is rebranding and will become UK Coaching.
Watch our launch animation here
This rebrand is not just a name change or a redesign of our logo, it is much more.
Our view of coaching has changed, it is no longer solely about the acquiring and honing of sports skills, it is about improving a person's experience of sport and physical activity by providing specialised support and guidance aligned to their individual... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 10:31 by Adeel Khan
If you are interested in a sports coaching career or a pathway into teaching, then our Traineeships are the perfect opportunity for you.
A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Aspire have high-quality traineeship work experience opportunities this summer, shadowing the delivery of sport and physical activities on our Active... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017 16:18 by Adam Warden
As part of the process of developing professional standards for the sector, CIMSPA are now beginning the work covering coaching-related standards in the sector, working in partnership with sports coach UK and the Open University.
In preparation for this and in anticipation of coaching apprenticeship developments we are asking organisations who employ coaches to complete a short, five-question online survey.
This will provide a snapshot of the UK paid... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017 12:01 by Adam Warden
How do you get started in coaching? Is it planned? Do you know where you want to be in five years and how to get there? Can you actually get there? Is it realistic?
Lots of experiences of being involved in coaching and coach development is based on random opportunity, it can be a case of serendipitous moments that define our coaching.
The concept of "The Coach's Journey" is to provide the opportunity to look at various reference points that would provide... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:24 by Adam Warden
The UK Coaching Summit is the central mechanism to reinforce leadership and direction across all levels of coaching, across the whole of the UK.
Tickets for the UK Coaching Summit are now on sale and sessions are beginning to fill up for our June event in Northern Ireland. The Summit arrives at the Slieve Donard Resort in Newcastle Co. Down from Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 June.
With a theme of Extending our Reach, the event has a programme full of learning... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:17 by Adam Warden
British Blind Sport believes that everyone has the right to participate in a sport of their choice. However, there are many barriers that people with visual impairments can face when trying to be active.
Coaches and volunteers play an important role in developing more recreational activities and British Blind Sport wants to ensure they have the knowledge to provide inclusive and accessible sporting opportunities for people with sight loss. To do this,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:15 by Adam Warden
The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) is looking to assist Coaches and Officials with bursaries.
BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:35 by Adam Warden
England Athletics want to support our clubs to make volunteering in our sport the best experience it can possibly be.
As part of this we're going to be providing additional help to clubs who would like to recruit a volunteer co-ordinator, supporting people in this role by providing them with dedicated resources, training and ongoing support. This development is supported by funding from Spirit of 2012.
To plan the best approach for development of the... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:35 by Adam Warden
It is hard to believe we are one year on from CSP's being tasked with testing the principles of the new Sport England Coaching Plan for England. It only seems like yesterday that Coaching Leads attended CSP roadshows across the country, but so much has been achieved in the 12 months since.
CSP's were tasked with testing the principles of a Plan that was yet to be officially launched – a unique and challenging task, with CSP's granted the freedom... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:28 by Adam Warden