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    Applied Coaching Research Conference 2018 - Shaping the Future of Coaching Live Blog

    Our first Applied Research Conference has come to an end...

    Thanks for joining us in Manchester and online via this blog, we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. Don't forget to share the content through your own networks and keep sending your thoughts via #FutureOfCoaching.

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    Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 16:16 by jwright with comment(s)

    The coaches behind our Pyeongchang medal hopefuls

    The Winter Olympics are in full-swing, and Team GB is already making its mark on the snow and ice with Elise Christie through to the 500m speed skating quarter-finals and Andrew Musgrave producing the best performance by a Briton in an Olympic cross-country event by finishing seventh in the men’s...

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    Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:51 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest blog: Three stress management techniques to enhance sport performance (infographic)

    Have you noticed professional athletes who wear their emotions on their sleeve during competition? They are experiencing stress because the consequences of failure are important to them. Stress occurs when there is an imbalance between demand and the person’s capacity or abilities (8). It fluctuates based on our individual differences and our environment, which is especially relevant to...

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    Posted Friday, February 2, 2018 - 16:12 by jwright with comment(s)

    Coaching moments of 2017

    The publication of UK Coaching’s research ‘Coaching in the UK’ revealed that over nine million adults experienced the broad benefits of coaching in the last 12 months, and the majority agreed that coaching had improved aspects of their physical and mental well...

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    Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:10 by jwright with comment(s)

    Coaching the 13 million

    The 13 million people who live in low income households are one of the groups with the lowest participation rates in sport and physical activity. Only 26% of people from low socio economic groups take part compared to 39.5% of people from more affluent groups. Half of the people living in poverty are in working families, with two thirds of children living in poverty coming from a working...

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    Posted Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 15:41 by jwright with comment(s)

    Amina's story

    Amina Weston

    Amina is a single mother of seven children. She has shared her story with UK Coaching so that coaches and national governing bodies of sport can start to think differently about people who are managing on low-incomes and want to access sport...

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    Posted Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 15:27 by jwright with comment(s)

    'We are family'

    When we discuss coaching talent and the pathway, invariably parents are raised by a number of coaches as a ‘challenge’. I often reply ‘parents do the wrong thing for the right reasons’; what do I mean by that. Well parents want to support their child, they want them to achieve, be successful and take away any risk, uncertainty and pain for their child.  As...

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    Posted Friday, October 6, 2017 - 14:17 by cchapman with comment(s)

    Top tips for parents in sport

    Parents in Sport Week is upon us again and always a fantastic time to reflect on the dedication of parents across the country in supporting their children to take part in sport and physical activity; a big thank you to them is perhaps the first place to start.  As an athlete who was once ferried to training and...

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    Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:13 by dturner with comment(s)

    Parent Power: In support of Parents in Sport Week

    In support of Parents in Sport Week, I thought it would be interesting to interview a couple of parents whose daughters have come through the England Hockey talent pathway.  Even though the specifics are different, they both share some interesting and very connected reflections. Roger’s two daughters (Holly and Lauren) have come through the National Age Group programme and into the...

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    Posted Monday, October 2, 2017 - 13:49 by abradshaw with comment(s)

    National Fitness Day - a coach's perspective

    As part of UK Active's National Fitness Day - 27 September 2017 - gym operators and physical activity providers across the UK offer a wide range of free taster sessions to...

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    Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 16:57 by jwright with comment(s)

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