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sportscoachUK courses

Our sportscoachUK (SCUK) workshops are bitesize sessions designed for new or experienced coaches to build upon their existing experience.

Our courses are also ideal for anyone looking to become a teacher, work in education or in any aspect of sports delivery.

We have the following courses available this year:

How To Coach The Fundamentals of Movement

By attending this practically based workshop, you will learn how to nurture physically confident children and adults – key to a healthy and active lifestyle. The workshop has been updated to reflect the latest thinking presented in the Youth Physical Development Model (YPDM). As well as providing you with a thorough grounding in fundamental movement skills, it will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to incorporate key elements into every one of your sessions – irrespective of the age group you coach. It uses as its framework the latest evidence-based research that isolates which movements and competencies children should have at particular stages in their development, right through to adulthood. 

What you will learn:

  • Understand what fundamental movement skills are and why they are important.
  • Understand the process of observing and correcting movement skill competency.
  • Design and deliver warm-ups that promote movement skill development.
  • Design and deliver body weight management training exercises that promote developmentally appropriate movement skills development.

Dates, prices and location

Tuesday 31st October 2017 14.00 - 17.00   Cheshire Campus £34 Book now
Saturday 19th May 2018     10.00 - 13.00   Brooks Building    £34 Book now

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

This three hour workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse and poor practice, and give you the tools you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively, should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

What you will learn:

  • How to provide children and young people with a positive and enriching sporting experience
  • How to recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of child abuse and poor practice
  • How to take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise

Dates, price and location

Tuesday 12th December 2017 18.00 - 21.00 Cheshire Campus £36 Book now
Tuesday 20th February 2018 18.00 - 21.00 Brooks Building, Manchester £36 Book now
Tuesday 15th May 2018 18.00 - 21.00 Brooks Building, Manchester £36 Book now

 

Find out how this workshop has benefitted Clarisse Smith, Zone Hockey Coordinator for Birmingham:

How To Coach Disabled People In Sport

This workshop aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and it will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more inclusive and effective.

What you will learn:

  • include disabled people in sport
  • select appropriate coaching activities
  • make your coaching more inclusive and effective

Dates, price and location

Thursday 22nd March 2018 18.00 - 21.00 Brooks Building, Manchester £32 Book now

Find out why Bisi Imafidon recommends this course:

Coaching Children (5-12): The Next Generation

This workshop incorporates the latest research on essential topics that are intrinsic in the coaching of children between the ages of 5 and 12. This is an exciting chance for you to reconsider the emphasis of your coaching and enhance the experience of your young participants. The new chapters will be delivered in a practical way to provide you with all the innovative techniques and cutting-edge information you need to become a more effective coach.

What you will learn:

  • learn a mix of traditional and contemporary models of coaching based on the development of participants’ technical, tactical, physical, mental and social competencies.
  • take a detailed look at the holistic ‘C’ system of coaching to equip you with new tools to improve your soft and personal skills. 
  • be introduced to the principles of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), cognitive considerations for coaching 5-12 year olds and understanding the importance of child physiology. 
  • learn fun and innovative practical techniques for keeping children engaged to blend with the pioneering academic theory

Dates, price and location

Thursday 2nd November 2017 13.00 - 16.00 Cheshire Campus £35 Book now

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