North Yorkshire Sport have designed and are delivering a talent coaching programme to support coaches working on the first step of the ‘talent pathway’.
Typically, this entails coaching those who have been selected and transitioned into an environment for participants with talent such as academies, county squads and regional squads.
Coaches from eleven different sports have been brought together in a peer-mentoring environment to learn from each other whilst assessing their own strengths and areas for development. The project includes some UK Coaching Talent Foundation Series workshops.
50% OF COACHES FEEL MORE CONFIDENT & CAPABLE BECAUSE OF THE PROGRAMME, WHICH HAS IMPROVED THEIR DELIVERY
More confident coach - increased variety in sessions leading to happier athletes. “
This has resulted in 75% of coaches implementing new ideas and methods in their coaching:
I found the state management session brilliant. I have progressed the lad’s training diaries to include a psychological element. Instead of just having our prefight routine the lad I mainly work with is turning up 30mins early and practicing his warm up at least once a week now. We have had a look at his music (used the book recommended). We have a variety now so that
he can follow his mood more. “
88% of coaches believe that the programme has provided them with benefits they might not have received had they not taken part and a key learning from the programme has been the value of coaches coming together and sharing their own experiences:
“ It’s great to have a platform to share ideas on / find ways to tweak what I do already / make theoretical ideas more practical. “
“ Great opportunity to meet and share experiences from other sports. Good choice of practical and theory tasks and activities, but most of all the examples provided of past experiences by the tutor to bring to life the context of the course. The fact the course was free of charge and well organised, easy to book on is a clear advantage. Looking forward to attending the next session.
Many Thanks. “