Talent Coaching Programmes
Key programmes supported by sports coach UK include:
The Aspire programme focuses on developing a coach’s self-awareness and expertise in this talent/performance foundation domain. Over the programme the coaches will gain further insight, receive workshops with guest facilitators, have a 360 review and work with a personal mentor through which they will broaden their understanding, challenge their current thinking and practice, as well as share ideas with fellow coaches to further enhance and support the needs of their athletes and teams.
Strive is a professional development programme specifically to support Coach Developers working within their sport who are supporting a Talent and Performance coaches. The central focus is enhancement of coaching practice through the use of a scaffolding framework and the use of observation, video review and reflection.
The Talent Foundation Programme provides coaches working at the base of the Talent Pathway with a structured coach development programme that encourages the coach to reflect on their coaching practice. The programme is led and managed by the local County Sports Partnership who are supported by the sports coach UK team. Coaches who are successfully accepted onto the programme will have their own Coach Developer support, the opportunity to complete a talent profile and development plan, have coaching practice observations and attend the Talent Foundation Series workshops.
The Talent Foundation Series offers four workshops which focus on developing coaches understanding of the challenging and complex environment when working with the talented performers. The workshops are ‘What is Talent?’, ‘A Head for Talent’, ‘Talent Across the Ages’ and ‘Getting Better, Better’.
Women into High Performance is a bespoke programme aimed at female coaches who have been identified by their NGB to have the potential to work within the performance environment within one to five years.
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