Over the past few months, I have spent some time moving towards re-establishing coaching principles. This period of reflection has helped me personally with CPD, but also enabled me to offer support to the team around me in our quest to excel. Reflecting on professional values and methodology, particularly on how children should be coached within sport, has highlighted for me a need for coaches and teachers to be clearer on how we educate the children through the psychological corner.
Whilst National Governing Bodies will publish key features surrounding this as part of coach learning, I feel coaches need more ongoing support in this area. Understanding the key psychological principles with children is relatively straight forward, but being able to apply strategies, measures and method to assist coaches reaching positive outcomes is the more challenging part. I have provided below some simple recommendations for coaches & teachers when working with young learners within both a teaching and coaching environment;
With the support of my team, we have begun work on a Coaching Training Scheme (CTS) which will offer young aspiring coaches’ opportunities for work placements and to receive ongoing coach education. The initiative will include registering learners on accredited and formal coaching qualifications including the FA Introduction to Coaching Football (FAL1), and providing a pathway into employability.
For further information about our CTS Scheme for young coaches please contact me at email@example.com.
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