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Curious Coaches' Club: Coaching the 9-11 Age Group: Understanding the Whole Child

The challenge of coaching children changes as they get older, and in this session UK Coaching's Head of Coaching Nick Levett and British Gymnastics' Gemma Kirkham discuss how best to support the emotional and social needs of the children you coach alongside their physical needs

We understand that the challenge of children changes as they get older, in many different ways. But what does this mean in practice and for coaches? Can coaches support the emotional and social needs of the children they coach alongside their physical needs? And where does the technical and tactical part still fit into this complex recipe? It's tricky!

Nick Levett and Gemma Kirkham focus on 9-11 year olds and discuss the challenges of coaching the whole child. How can we create learning environments that are based on an understanding of the unique experience and needs of being that age?

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