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... Read more
Posted Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:17 by cchapman with comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:13 by dturner with comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:49 by abradshaw with comment(s)
About the author: Now working as a writer, Jackie Edwards, started her career in finance and banking, but after becoming a mother, refocused and decided to spend more time with her family and especially her son, who, like his mother has autism. When she's not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after.
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Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:16 by with comment(s)
Cardiff Metropolitan PE Conference Wales 2017 - #PECWales2017
Building on the insight and recommendations of Professor Graham Donaldson in his published report Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangement in Wales (February 2015),... Read more
Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:18 by with comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:00 by cblain with comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Friday, June 9, 2017 - 15:56 by pthompson with comment(s)
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... Read more
Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 15:48 by with comment(s)
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.... Read more
Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 13:32 by with comment(s)