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Coaching Teenagers (Online Classroom)

On this Online Classroom, learn more about what happens in the brain during adolescent development and how this knowledge can help your coaching

With a key understanding of adolescent development, you can be confident that you have the knowledge that you need to inform your coaching and support the young people that you coach more effectively.

Learn from the comfort of your own home and alongside other curious and passionate coaches with this interactive Online Classroom.

It will improve your understanding of the teenage brain, and of participants’ emotions during and beyond the period of development that happens during adolescence.

It is split into two parts, with:

  • Part 1 covering what it is like to be a teenager for the people you coach
  • Part 2 covering how you can support the teenagers that you coach.

This will give you the knowledge and skills to empower and encourage the people you coach to:

  • improve their emotional awareness
  • manage their emotions more effectively.

By understanding what is happening on a biological, physical, and emotional basis to the people you coach, you can adapt your coaching practice to ensure that your sessions are appropriate, and to make sure that they know that they have your full support, every step of the way.

This can be key to enabling them to continue to enjoy participating in sport and physical activity during this period of significant change.

Who is the Online Classroom for?

This Online Classroom is suitable for coaches working with teenage and adolescent participants in all environments, including in:

  • community sport
  • high performance sport
  • education (secondary/FE/HE)
  • health and sport for development projects.

It will also help parents of teenage athletes to support their child’s participation in sport and physical activity.

The Coaching Teenagers Online Classroom is not available for booking through ukcoaching.org. If you're an organisation who wants to deliver it for your coaches, please visit the 'Information for Organisations' section below.

If you're interested in attending the Online Classroom, please contact your local Active Partnership, National Governing Body of Sport or Home Nation Sports Council to see if they're running this Online Classroom or if they would be interested in running it.

Part 1: Gain a better understanding of what being a teenager is like for the people you coach

You will explore:

  • the impact that adolescence, the adolescent brain, and emotional development has on a teenager’s behaviour
  • the challenges of emotions and how to manage them.

Part 2: Learn how to support teenagers

You will explore:

  • how to understand the individual teenager (and yourself)
  • how environments and tasks can support teenagers.

Upon registering for this Online Classroom, you will be provided with access to a set of digital resources. They will be listed on your personal learner dashboard.

Although you can access our Online Classroom using any mobile device, using a laptop or PC will give you the best experience.

Once booked, the link to your Online Classroom will be provided via a confirmation email from UK Coaching.

You will need the following equipment:

  • Headset or a device with speakers.
  • Device with a microphone.
  • The ability to connect directly into your router (WiFi access may drop out).

Find a course date that works for you and book on.

We will be in touch to:

  1. Confirm your booking.
  2. Send you a link to your session.
  3. Tell you your certificate is ready to view on your dashboard (after your session).

Each facilitated online session lasts for 2 hours.

You are part of a small group so you will have a chance to discuss points and ask questions – as if you are in a face-to-face workshop, only you get to sit in your own chair and drink a real cuppa in your own mug!

Information for Organisations

Our Online Classroom works well with up to 12 learners.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange of one of our tutors to deliver the session via booking form.

Do you have your own tutor team and want to take advantage of discounted rates?

You may be eligible to deliver this title under licence. See the "Deliver this online classroom under licence" tab below for more information.

This Online Classroom is comprised of two online classrooms lasting 2 hours, and is delivered by an accredited and experienced UK Coaching tutor.

The learner will need strong internet access (ideally directly through their router) plus a PC/laptop (ideally, but they can also access this using a tablet or phone), with a working speaker and microphone.

There is a maximum of 12 learners per session. Any more than this and the quality of learning will be affected.

There is no official minimum number, however fewer than 4 people may impact the discussions and activities undertaken.

Coaching Teenagers is an interactive Online Classroom that is facilitated by a tutor.

The learner will be involved in real-time activities and discussions, and live captioning/subtitles are available for learners with any auditory support requirements.

Please contact our customer services team in advance or make the tutor aware of any learning requirements at the beginning of the session.

Do you have your own tutor team? Save on each session you deliver and take advantage of further benefits by becoming a UK Coaching Licensed Partner.

Delivering our Online Classroom under license costs from £150 for up to 12 learners. Get in touch to find out more.