Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport

Enhance Your Communication Skills AND Meet the Needs of Deaf Participants

Developed in partnership with UK Deaf Sport and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) this is an interactive workshop that will help develop your communication skills, so you can fully include deaf people of all ages. It’s very likely that at some point you’ll coach an individual who is deaf *. Delivered by coaches who are deaf themselves this workshop will give you the confidence to include them in your sessions alongside your hearing participants. What’s more this workshop will help you develop your non verbal communication skills so your day-to-day coaching sessions will improve.

Duration: 3 hours (includes practical element)

Group size: 6-25

You Will:

  • be aware of deafness and understand the barriers facing deaf people in sport.
  • have developed your own communication skills and be able to use them effectively in any coaching session
  • be aware of and understand the pathways for deaf sport to encourage deaf participants to aim high
  • be able to develop an action plan to include deaf people in your coaching session

‘This workshop was a fantastic experience and has increased my confidence to coach deaf people. Understanding the techniques around non verbal communication has been invaluable and has also helped my everyday coaching sessions. Whatever sport you coach I’d recommend you attend this workshop.’

Brian Ward, Level 3 Squash Coach, Fair Oak Squash Club

> Read more about how attending this workshop helped Brian

96% of delegates rated this workshop 8 out of 10 or higher**.

100% of delegates agreed the sports coach UK tutor performance was good/very good overall for this workshop**.

Accompanying Resource

You will receive a copy of Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport at the workshop. If you can’t attend the workshop, you can buy the resource at our shop, 1st4sport.com.

> Find a workshop running near you

Can’t find a workshop near you? Either get in contact with your local County Sports Partnership (CSP) and let them know you would like them to run it, or you can let us know.

> Organisations: Find out how you can book this workshop

Stuart HarrisonStuart Harrison, lead tutor and assessor at sports coach UK, introduces himself in sign language.

> Watch the video

*1 in 7 people in the UK (about 10 million) are deaf - source: (Action on Hearing Loss (formerly known as RNID)
There are more than 45,000 deaf children and young people in the UK - source: (National Deaf Children’s Society)

**Statistics taken from evaluations of 1 April 2013 – March 31 2014 workshops.

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