We use cookies to give you the best experience and to help improve our website. By using our website you are accepting our cookies.  Learn More

UK Coaching Team
Coach Developer

Coach Developer Conservations (S2) (EP 5) Simon Phelan - Moving from Athlete to Coach Developer

High jumper-turned coach Simon Phelan, currently a sports coaching lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, joins UK Coaching’s Tom Hartley to discuss his research and his interest in coach development

Despite gaining a coaching qualification whilst he was still an athlete, and when injury pointed Simon towards the coaching pathway, he quickly realised he wasn’t fully ready to coach. His response was to dive deeper into the research behind coaching: What leads an exceptional coach to become just that? Now a lecturer and PhD graduate, Simon shares his journey and what he’s learnt about developing great coaches.

Stay Connected. Join the Club.

Join UK Coaching Club for the latest #GreatCoaching news, tips and offers delivered straight to your inbox, access to our Duty to Care digital badge and much more!

Register for Free

Related Resources

  • Dynamical Systems Theory and Nonlinear Pedagogy

  • Social Value of Developing Coaches

  • How to Get the Most out of Mentoring


Unlock the secrets of #GreatCoaching


Join our exclusive UK Coaching Club to enjoy 12 months' unlimited access to industry-leading resources, member benefits and offers that will help you transform your coaching.

UK Coaching Team