What is coaching about?

What is coaching about? I’ve often asked this question both of myself and others. Although the many answers I’ve heard and thought make sense, they just don’t feel right. Transfer of knowledge and skills? Identifying, analysing, and controlling variables that affect performance? Influencing positive behaviour? Helping others achieve their goals? All good answers, but rationalising… Read More What is coaching about?

Why I miss the School Sports Partnership – a secondary school perspective.

Please bear in mind this is a personal and anecdotal view. The current PE and Sport Premium for Primary School is getting a lot of positive press at the moment and perhaps it should. However from my point of view things have changed greatly with the new funding and I’m not sure for the best. The… Read More Why I miss the School Sports Partnership – a secondary school perspective.

A teachers concept of coaching youth sport.

At school we regularly communicate with both students and parents about how we want them to behave at competitive school fixtures. We do this through weekly email updates, a Departmental Twitter account, articles in the Head’s newsletter, school assemblies and just generally talking to both sets of groups about our ethos and expectations. The internet… Read More A teachers concept of coaching youth sport.