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Applied Coaching Research Conference 2018 - Shaping the Future of Coaching Live Blog

Our first Applied Research Conference has come to an end...

Thanks for joining us in Manchester and online via this blog, we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. Don't forget to share the content through your own networks and keep sending your thoughts via #FutureOfCoaching.

The coaches behind our Pyeongchang medal hopefuls

The Winter Olympics are in full-swing, and Team GB is already making its mark on the snow and ice with Elise Christie through to the 500m speed skating quarter-finals and Andrew Musgrave producing the best performance by a Briton in an Olympic cross-country event by finishing seventh in the men’s skiathlon.

Guest blog: Three stress management techniques to enhance sport performance (infographic)

Have you noticed professional athletes who wear their emotions on their sleeve during competition? They are experiencing stress because the consequences of failure are important to them. Stress occurs when there is an imbalance between demand and the person’s capacity or abilities (8). It fluctuates based on our individual differences and our environment, which is especially relevant to athletes. Stress is linked with negative emotions, undesirable behaviors, dissatisfaction, overtraining, poor psychological health, low well-being, burnout, and underperformance (4, 15).

Coaching moments of 2017

The publication of UK Coaching’s research ‘Coaching in the UK’ revealed that over nine million adults experienced the broad benefits of coaching in the last 12 months, and the majority agreed that coaching had improved aspects of their physical and mental well-being – reinforcing the belief that great coaching transforms lives.

Coaching the 13 million

The 13 million people who live in low income households are one of the groups with the lowest participation rates in sport and physical activity. Only 26% of people from low socio economic groups take part compared to 39.5% of people from more affluent groups. Half of the people living in poverty are in working families, with two thirds of children living in poverty coming from a working household.

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 raise awareness and encourage people to do more physical acivity.

#UKCoachingSummit2017 - Live Blog

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

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Guest Blog: The Suffolk FA Coaches Academy

About the author: Michael Cornall is the Senior Football Development Officer for Suffolk FA and is responsible for the Suffolk FA Development Strategy. He also is an academy coach at Colchester United FC and works as an FA Coach Mentor. Previously, Michael held coaching roles in New Jersey and Seattle respectively. Michael holds an FA UEFA B License and FA Youth Award.

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.

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