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Education and training in sport

Do you want to be the best coach you can be?

sports coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. This workshop is recommended for all sports coaches actively working with children and is a pre-requisite workshop for many sports education courses.

Coach Connect

The Coach Connect programme is for club and local authority coaches who are committed to their own development within a club or who are already working within or are keen to progress on to a performance or performance development pathway.

  • Coaches on this programme should be qualified to UKCC level 2 or equivalent OR be working towards this qualification and have a minimum of 2 years experience leading delivery of sessions.
  • Coaches will be nominated on to this programme through governing body regional development managers, or ERCL Sports Development.

What type of workshops could I expect?

  • Physical literacy
  • Understanding talent
  • Growth and maturation
  • Coordination and control

Emergency First Aid

This course aims to provide you with basic first aid knowledge of CPR, heart attack, stroke, head injury and more.  This course will also have sports injury content including strains/sprains, broken bones and cuts/grazes.

Positive Coaching Scotland

Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) is an inspirational programme which engages, educates and supports everyone in Scottish sport to create and maintain a positive sporting environment for all.  PCS focuses on using sport to help and support children's learning and the development of life skills by:

  • Empowering all coaches, teachers, parents, club leaders and young people to help create a more positive sporting environment.
  • Helping to educate young people to compete effectively; win through concerted effort; learn from losing and co-operate positively, whilst at the same time encourage them to develop new skills.
  • Use workshops and tailored support materials to encourage this change in approach and so inspire young people to reach their maximum potential in sport and in life.

Trained coaches are known as Double Goal Coaches and have two main aims:

1.  Winning

    • Learning to compete effectively
    • Wanting to win, not at all costs but through concerted effort.

    2.  Teaching young people vital, character building life skills through sport that will equip them for the future

    • Leadership
    • Handling adversity
    • Teamwork
    • Persistence
    • Compassion

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