Talent & Performance Coaching

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Welcome to the Talent and Performance pages of the sports coach UK website. We hope that you will find the areas useful, informative, reflective and an area that aids your coaching practice.

We believe that talent comes from a combination of ability, inter personal factors, external factors over time in a high quality learning environment which is supported by the coach. Talent and Performance coaching is both rewarding and challenging, the complex nature of the environment creates superb interactions and opportunities for coaches to enhance their coaching practice, reflect upon their coaching philosophy, approach and behaviours to further enhance the performers engagement and progress.

The Talent Coach is tasked with creating a environment which is challenging, supportive and progressive to ensure that potential becomes a reality. We hope that the webpages provide insight, ideas and reflections that will help you become a better coach.


Talking Talent - The team behind the performance

In this Talking Talent for Parents in Sport Week – Anne Pankhurst shares her insight, and research findings on working effectively with parents. She explores getting to understand what parents want to know rather than just telling them what we think they need to know.




Mason Crane burst onto the international cricket scene with a bang this summer of 2017, making his T20 International debut at The Ageas Bowl against the touring South Africans. And in September, he was named in England's Test squad for the 2017–18 Ashes series. Embedded in this story of a rising star, are Nick and Alison Crane, Mason’s parents. In this podcast, we speak to them about the trials and tribulations of being ‘high performance parents’, and we even managed to grab five minutes with Mason himself.


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