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UK Coaching Team
Children Coaching Skills

Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation

Reinvigorate your approach to coaching children

Our newly-evolved workshop incorporates the latest research on essential topics that are intrinsic in the coaching of children between the ages of 5 and 12.

This is an exciting chance for you to reconsider the emphasis of your coaching and enhance the experience of your young participants.

The new chapters will be delivered in a practical way to provide you with all the innovative techniques and cutting-edge information you need to become a more effective coach.

To help you understand how your coaching fits into a much wider agenda than sport, you will:

  • learn a mix of traditional and contemporary models of coaching based on the development of participants’ technical, tactical, physical, mental and social competencies
  • take a detailed look at the ‘C’ system of coaching to equip you with new tools to improve your soft and personal skills.
  • be introduced to the principles of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), cognitive considerations for coaching 5-12 year olds and understanding the importance of child physiology.
  • learn fun and innovative practical techniques for keeping children engaged to blend with the pioneering academic theory.
     

You will receive a copy of Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching.

The comprehensive 64-page book includes sections on:

  • What is the holistic coaching of children?
  • Why do we need to consider physical development?
  • The importance of pedagogy, creativity and self-reflection.
  • How age impacts on the joints, cardiovascular system, aerobic and anaerobic training, strength training, plyometric training, flexibility and mobility.
  • Injury considerations and the importance of nutrition and hydration.
  • Creating a learning enviornment that fulfils children’s psychological needs.
  • An introduction to games-based assessment.
     

Coaches might also be interested in our How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement workshop.

Together with the Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation and Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops, this forms a mini-suite of workshops that will help coaches in their journey towards becoming an outstanding all-round children’s coach.

What Coaches Think

It was nice to get a fresher outlook on coaching children, as you start to get in the same mindset and way of working over a period of time. It provided me with the stimulation to implement different ideas. And it was very active and very hands-on, which I found to be a good thing, as I think if you sit a lot of coaches in a classroom environment for too long people will start to switch off.

Josh Stevenson, Notts County FC Football in the Community Development Manager
 

Information for Organisations

Want to arrange this workshop for a group of 6 people or more?

If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange for one of our tutors to deliver the session. We will help market the event too if you want us to.

Workshop fee £275 (for up to 25 learners) plus £12.99 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

Format

3-hour workshop.

Number of learners

A minumum of 6 and a maximum of 25 people.

Delivery methord

Theory and practical workshop with pre and post-learning activities.

Accompanying learning materials

Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation 64-page workshop resource booklet for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge or refer to. 

 

We will do most of the hard work. We will send you the accompanying learning materials; our trainer will run the session and we will email your learners their certificates after the event. 

But here are the things you will need to do to ensure your learners have an enjoyable experience.

Book a space

Practical space the size of two badminton courts. All venues (for example, fitness suite, pilates, yoga or dance hall) must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users).

Communicate with your learners and take bookings

We will market the event on our site if you want us to. But you will also need to invite your people or advertise the event through your own communications. You will need to make sure it’s easy for people to book on the event and you will need to take bookings and issue booking confirmations.

Arrange equipment

Flipchart, paper and pens, floor mats (or alternative). Access to some basic equipment for the practical (eg balls beanbags, rope ladders, scarfs, hoops, cones and other Primary School age equipment). Short theory section can be delivered through Powerpoint or on court.

 

UK Coaching partner organisations can deliver this workshop under licence.

This option gives you more flexibility and savings if you have an in-house trainer. 

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

Organisers might also be interested in our How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement workshop.

Together with the Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation and Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops, this forms a mini-suite of workshops that will help coaches in their journey towards becoming an outstanding all-round children’s coach.

Our partners put on our workshops across the UK. They will put on a workshop near to you if enough people express interest. 

If you live in England, get in touch with your County Sports Partnership to register your interest.  VIsit the CSPN to find your CSP.

sportscotlandSport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland run our workshops outside of England and advertise our workshops on their own websites.