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    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 - 10:13 by dturner 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 - 15:57 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: How coaches can create sensory environments for autistic children participating in sport

    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)

    Emma Doyle: Coaching Female Athletes - empower and engage

    “Well she was a big ball of energy,"...was how several delegates described the delivery style of Emma Doyle during her expertly facilitated workshop offered to coaches from across Wales at the Sport Wales National Centre. A joint partnership between Tennis Wales and Sport Wales Community and Elite Sport teams, led to an inspiring and captivating event. With over 50 delegates in...

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    Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:02 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)

    Move it or lose it - maintaining good mental health

    At UK Coaching we are a signatory of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. The charter outlines five action points which we must adhere to, including: 'Promote positive public health messages using diverse role models and ambassadors to...

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    Posted Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 12:22 by cblain with comment(s)

    Gender Equity in Sport: Answering your frequently asked questions

    I was recently having a good trawl of the internet looking for interesting and useful documents to support my work. I came across the ‘Montreal Toolkit’, published by the International Working Group for Women in Sport. It had a really great section which gave answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about gender...

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    Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:26 by smilner with comment(s)

    Help more women into coaching - it’s time to nudge!

    To all you coaches out there, would you like new coaching assistant? Great! Read on to learn more…

    Out of the 3.6million (approximately) coaches out there, only about 30% of them are women. UK Coaching, through Reach, is working to support more women in coaching. We share women’s coaching stories, provide top tips for coaching, and also supply many useful guides and...

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    Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 07:41 by smilner 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)