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FOCUS Programme

Supporting coaches to better understand their coaching practice, with focus on coaching behaviour, practice design and goal setting. The programme will aim to raise self-awareness and support coach decision making. 




The FOCUS Coach Development Programme will support coaches in exploring Coaching Behaviour, Practice Design and Goal Setting. Coaches will be challenged to critically reflect on their coaching practice, while connecting and collaborating with coaches from Olympic, Paralympic and non-Olympic sports.

As part of the FOCUS programme, coaches will engage with content and discussions relating to:

  • Short, medium and long-term planning
  • A constraints-based approach to Practice Design
  • Coaching Behaviours
  • Transformational Coaching for Sport
  • Goal Setting

Who is it for?


The programme is aimed at coaches who are:

  • Working at a national level with junior athletes in the Talent and/or Performance stage of the athlete pathway
  • Committed to their own development and able to engage with the learning opportunities throughout the entirety of the programme
  • Eager to enhance, develop or fine-tune a target area relating closely to coaching behaviour, practice design and goal setting
  • Coaching on a regular basis
  • Overseeing and contributing to the delivery of coaching programmes over multiple seasons.

When will the programme take place?


FOCUS has two cohorts running across 2023/24 each lasting 12 weeks:

  • FOCUS 1: Monday 4 September 2023 – Thursday 30 November 2023
  • FOCUS 2: Monday 8 January 2024 – Friday 29 March 2024

How will it be delivered?


Coaches have the opportunity to engage in the programme to a depth and breadth that suits them. The programme includes:

  • Learning Group Support
  • On-demand and live Coach Development content
  • Social Learning Spaces
  • Mindset and Behaviour profiling tools
  • Environment Experiences 
  • Full access to the UK Coaching Club 
  • Coach Development Programme celebration event


4 September 2023 – 30 November 2023


8 January 2024 – 29 March 2024