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Young people

The Coach Mate Connectors Programme

A series of videos featuring presenters at the 2020 UK Coaching Applied Research Conference. Rus Smith discusses the StreetGames initiative, which has been developed to improve access to coach development opportunities, particularly for under-represented groups

The diversity of the coaching workforce can be improved through programmes like Coach Mate Connectors, says Rus Smith. 

Sharing key takeaways from his session, Rus discusses the importance of building relationships with young people, and developing trust and rapport through getting to know their “habits, wants, motivations and likes… through informal conversations.”

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