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Andy Bradshaw
Coach Developer

Coach Developer Conversations (EP 1): Andrew Gillott - Observation

Senior Coach Developer at UK Sport Andrew Gillott explains his process of observing coaches in action, sharing his experiences and insight.

In the inaugural episode of the Coach Developer Conversations podcast series, UK Coaching’s Coaching Manager Andy Bradshaw explores the theme of observing coaches in action with Senior Coach Developer at UK Sport Andrew Gillott. Where does that action start? Is it in the act of coaching athletes? Is it the setup? The preparation? Andrew highlights the value of flexibility, of having a number of tools available (in language, approach, focus) and waiting to see which are most appropriate to use. Looking at the specifics of observation, Andrew explains what that means to a coach developer, what’s going on with him throughout an observation, and why.

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