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How to Use a Learning Needs Analysis and Individual Development Plans for Participants and Coaches

Whether new to sport or physical activity or an experienced performer, setting goals and having a plan will help your participants achieve their ambitions

Think about a car journey. It’s a far more enjoyable experience if you know where you are going and how to get there. The preparation of reading the map, checking the traffic, and setting up your sat-nav all give you a better understanding of the time it will take and your general route, enabling you to plan the rest of your day effectively.

The same principles can be applied to goal setting and planning with our participants.  Asking them what they want to achieve, what drives them and what is important to them empowers them to make long-term plans. You can then explore their needs and what they need to achieve them together.

With that knowledge, you can create a personal plan that will support and enable them to reach their goals.

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The guide will take you through each of the steps from early goal setting and developing the Learning Needs Analysis (LNA), through to the Individual Development Plan (IDP). 

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