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    '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 - 13:17 by cchapman 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)

    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)

    Your turn to get more women coaching

    Fewer women regularly participate in sport (31.9% of women as opposed to 40.5% of men), which is why Sport England launched #ThisGirlCan, to celebrate active women and girls, and to ecourage ...

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    Posted Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:53 by smilner with comment(s)

    Coaching Moments of 2016

    Our UK Coaching Awards perfectly summarised the purpose of coaching: to ‘transform lives’; paying due respect to the sports coaches and coaching organisations, who did exactly that over the previous 12 months.

    Many highlights of coaching achievements, from...

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    Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:50 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Independence is my greatest achievement

    Hannah Cockroft

    Photo: Youth Sports Trust/Jodi Hanagan


    About the author: Hannah Cockroft is a British wheelchair racer specialising in sprint distances in the T34 classification. She holds the Paralympic and world records...

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    Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 17:08 by with comment(s)

    What does it mean to be a coach?

    Often research on coaching will focus on areas of future improvement and in doing so may miss the positivity of what coaching brings to both the participant and the coach. This year we asked 1,500 coaches what it means to them to be a coach and the most commonly used words are shown in the Word Cloud above (the more common the word the bigger it is shown).

    To add some more background to...

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    Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 15:55 by jmcilroy with comment(s)