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    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 - 15:57 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Athletics And Mental Health: When Sport Triggers Unhealthy Behaviours

    About the author: Kim Travis is EDCare’s Director of Marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organisational Leadership from CSU and a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years of healthcare experience in marketing and operations. Before EDCare, Kim spent several years implementing, growing and managing...

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    Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 - 17:59 by with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Shining a light on mental health awareness

    We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Sport and physical activity has been proven to have a positive effect on our mental health. We also know that being coached improves the satisfaction of those taking part in sport and physical activity. Yet, a recent survey from...

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    Posted Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:56 by cblain with comment(s)

    Coaching Behaviours Framework

    Inspirational People Make a Difference

    We have all had inspirational people in our lives, whether it was our parents, siblings, or perhaps a teacher from school. Someone who understood you, knew how to motivate and support you, perhaps towards a goal they helped you identify.

    To be able to replicate that same effect for everyone, every time would be an...

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    Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:00 by cblain with comment(s)

    Relationship Management team on the UK Coaching Summit

    This year’s UK Coaching Summit was definitely one for celebrity spotters, with an opening address from HRH The Princess Royal; Rory McIlroy coincidentally joining delegates for breakfast, and Anthony Statham, Sports Development Manager for Active Sussex, watching Greg Wallace tuck into poached eggs at Heathrow airport.  

    The common message, consistently touched on throughout...

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    Posted Friday, June 9, 2017 - 15:56 by pthompson with comment(s)

    #UKCoachingSummit2017 - Live Blog

    Read the news story: Key message from UK Coaching Summit in Northern Ireland - coaching is people inspiring people

    And access all event photography....

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    Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 09:24 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: What the Duty of Care in Sport Review means for UK Coaching

    About the author: Keir McDonald MBE founded EduCare 30 years ago. Since then, he has strived to develop the best possible online training courses, with a focus on Safeguarding and Duty of Care. In 2012, Keir was awarded an MBE for Services to Children in acknowledgement of...

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    Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 15:48 by with comment(s)

    Physical Activity: More is more

    I have heard many clever one liners in my time and I recently heard a speaker explain the Inactive – Active concept/model using the paradox ‘less is more’, surely not! Now I must admit, I missed the opening to the key note so I may have the wrong context, but nevertheless the phrase made me curious and so I tried to try and draw on my own understanding.

    Less is more,...

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    Posted Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 08:12 by cblain with comment(s)

    Secrets of a running coach: Lampposts, choices, tell me about it and trash TV

    As a coach, I have always watched with great curiosity my community becoming more physically active at this time of year.

    I am a running coach in a small rural village of no more than 3,000 people, yet in the months of March to April it would seem that the majority of them are negotiating the narrow, uneven footpaths at the same time. Cycling, walking, jogging, even horse riding; you...

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    Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 16:19 by cblain with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: This Girl Can - the importance of being 'normal'

    About the author: Kristina Patterson is currently completing a PhD in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University alongside teaching on the BSc Sport Coaching degree.  She has coached extensively in a range of contexts: developmental to elite. She is passionate about helping make coaching better across all sports, and has a particular love of football and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu....

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    Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 13:32 by with comment(s)

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