The Leisure Review Coaching Insights
A series of seminars for sports coaching professionals
The TLR Coaching Insights programme has been designed for coaches and by coaches to help get developed and developing practitioners out of their sport-based silos and into contact with other like-minded people to learn, challenge, be challenged and network. The format is simple: three hours, four speakers from elite to grassroots sport, from business and from academia with time for networking built in. The target audience is Level 2 coaches and above along with their managers and educators in full-time, part-time and voluntary roles.
For further information on these seminars or to discuss becoming a Coaching Insight delivery partner contact Mick Owen at The Leisure Review
Coaching Insight events
Coaching young adults: the Gen Y conundrum
The Leisure Review Coaching Insight
11 September 2013, 7pm
University of Manchester
Described as "tech-savvy", "achievement-oriented" and "attention-craving", today's young adults, whatever their background, challenge their coaches to work in a world where the athletes' needs and expectations and the pace of change are just part of the challenge.
Our facilitator: David Haskins
When he retired last year David was a visiting lecturer at both Liverpool John Moores and Sheffield Hallam universities and he has a wealth of experience working with adults. Busier now than ever, he is a leading thinker, writer and speaker on sports coaching and will help our audience of coaches from all corners of the coaching world explore the issues.
An international player in both codes of rugby, B-J now works for the Rugby Football League as their head of player development, a role in which he manages the expectations of the nation's most promising young performers.
Street Games changes lives and communities by bringing sport closer to home for disadvantaged communities. As their training & NGB relationship manager, Justyn will explain how “doorstep sport” is changing the lives of young adults across Britain.
Each presentation will be followed by a Q+A session and the evening will end with a panel discussion involving members of the University of Manchester's own coaching workforce.
Dowload the promotional flyer for this event [pdf]
To book your place go to your own CSP Coach Web portal or contact Katy Young on 0161 275 6990 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Insight reports
Inspiration is 99% preparation and 1% luck: is this true in coaching?
The Olympic strapline “Inspiring a generation” and the post-2012 bulge in participation have conspired to put pressure on coaches at all levels to add “inspiration” to their coaching toolbox. We’ll explore the concept with expert speakers and an audience of coaches to assess its validity in a variety of coaching contexts. Presented on 28th February 2013 with speakers Richard Cheetham, Nick Scott and Justyn Price.
Coaching is a people business: the power dynamic in the coaching relationship
Presented witih Sport Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire County Council on 1 November at Nottingham University
Presentation: Dave Haskins [Powerpoint file 2.5Mb]
Presentation: Martyn Rothwell [Powerpoint file 5.5Mb]
Presentation: Sally Proudlove [Powerpoint file 3Mb]
Presentation: Hamish Telfer [Powerpoint file 1.5Mb]
Learning in games, with games and from the Games
Presented with the Herts Sports Partnership on 7 October at the Hertfordshire Sports Village, Hatfield
The chameleon coach: the challenge of being all things to all people
Held on 6th December, York St John University
A report of this event can be found in in the Feb 2012 issue of The Leisure Review.
Right coach, right place, right time: the coach as an agent of change
Held on 23rd November, Winchester University
A report of this event appears in the December 2011 issue of TLR
Sitting at the feet of giants: what can we learn from the coaches of elite performers?
Held on 19 October, Nottingham Trent University
A report of this event appears in the November 2011 edition of TLR.
Nurturing and developing talent: how do we find the coach's Philosopher's Stone
Held on 6 October, Warrington Collegiate
Presentation: David Rotheram [PowerPoint file 2.16MB]
Presentation: Chris Robertson [PowerPoint file 252KB]
Presentation: Gwenda Ward [PowerPoint file 423KB]
Coaching: profession, vocation or business opportunity?
Held on 29 June 2011, Nottingham Trent University
The demand for sports coaches in schools, commercial and governing body programmes and the Olympic legacy sector has meant more coaches are getting paid more often, but are they getting more professional? This seminar heard from commercial coaching companies, advocates for the professionalisation of coaching, governing bodies that need to help coaches adapt to the modern world, and leading academics.
A report of this event is now available
Embracing chaos: innovative approaches to coaching and coach education
Held on 12 May 2011 at Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington
This event explored the supposition that If success in sport is “the accumulation of marginal gains” the need to innovate should be a major driver for coaches, coach educators and coach managers. However, reliance on tried and tested methods, a watch-me-then-you-do-it approach to coach training and the dreaded tick box mentality which percolates into coaching from our friends in sports development all erode the will to experiment. Our speakers were John Mills leading coach educator for British Cycling and the UCI, Ian Thompson coach development manager for the RFU in the North West and David Haskins Visiting Fellow at both Liverpool John Moores and Sheffield Hallam universities but the key ingredient was the coaches in the room.