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    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)

    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)

    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: To stretch or not to stretch? That is the question.

    About the blog: The body of research behind stretching is contradictory and can be confusing for coaches. This blog aims to clear up the research, explaining the different types of stretching and whether stretching is appropriate to carry out before, during and after the training session. The blog concludes with practical guidance for the coach, describing how to implement an appropriate...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:28 by cchapman with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Mental Health

    Over the last two blogs we have focused on the role of the coach and how they can support their athlete’s psychological needs. The first blog looked at the different transitions athletes go through from childhood to adolescence, the challenges this may present and the changes...

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    Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:46 by cchapman with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Moving ahead with mentoring

    About the authors: Liz Dimmock is the CEO and founder of Moving Ahead and Women Ahead - enterprises that design, deliver, evaluate and support world-class mentoring partnerships between and within the worlds of sport and business. Jane Booth is the Head of Research at Moving Ahead/Women Ahead.

    About the blog: Sports Coach UK teamed up with sport and business mentoring experts...

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    Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 12:55 by pezard with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: The importance of Physical Development for the Developing Talented Athlete

    Kevin Till is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University, having previously worked as Head of Strength and Conditioning for Castleford Tigers in the Super League. Kevin also works with Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie to support the development of their pathway players.

    A lot of information exists on the development of talented...

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    Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:34 by cchapman with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Are you helping your athletes to be the best they can be?

    Jeremy Frith is an ECB Level 4 Coach and Coach Educator.  He works for the States of Guernsey Education Services as the Education Development Officer for Growth Mindset, and also as the Performance Director for the Guernsey Sports Commission.

    What do you believe about intelligence, personality, skills and abilities? Do you believe they are gifts, something we are...

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    Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 23:48 by cchapman with comment(s)