Proactive Ways of Improving Your Coaching Dave Johnson National Coach Development Manager (Talent and Community Coaches)
Coaching “I believe in player development and I believe in the impact that coaches can have on that development. Kevin Bowring (RFU Head of Elite Coach Development) EMPOWERMENT Lynn Kidman (Athlete Centered Coaching) promotes empowerment as an important coaching process, but this has to be achieved without coaches abdicating responsibility. Coaches can and should defer to superior knowledge, such as that of the doctors, physios or specialist coaches, but the buck has to stop with the head coach. The challenge now is for the coach to be a facilitator. The modern head coach will need enough knowledge in all areas. )
You owe it to your players to be the best coach you can possibly be.” Dave Whitaker (1988 GB Olympic gold medal hockey team coach) KNOWING THE COACH YOU WANT TO BE. Justin Hughes of the Red Arrows talks about the desirability of conducting a self critique of your own performance as the very first step in evaluating performance. Valuable lessons for coaches are to commit to learning and to excellence; to set high standards and not compromise on your coaching philosophy; to have ambition - “If you don’t go for it, you never achieve it.”
Workforce Research Coaching is a key, and might be argued the most important, building block for any sport. Audit carried out of rugby league coaches in the UK to assist with planning for the management and development of the coaching workforce within Rugby League.
UK Coaching Framework Create a world-leading coaching system in the UK by 2016. The vision outlined in the Framework is to create a cohesive, ethical, inclusive and valued coaching system where skilled coaches support children, adults, players and athletes at all stages of their development in sport.
Coach Development Developing a highly skilled coachworkforce that is aligned to the needs of International, professional, semi-professional and Community Rugby League Objective Establish a UK-wide coaching system that meets the standards of the UK Coaching Framework by 2012, and increases the number and quality of coaches developed, employed and deployed at each stage of the RFL Player Pathway.
RFL Support • Regional Manager • SAC • Talent and Coach Manager • Talent Coaches CRLC’s Tutor Workforce
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Aims & objectives Aims • To provide an up to date, relevant support resource for UKCC coaches working in specific environments • To remain the lead expert in the provision of cutting edge ‘on demand’ support services to coaches Objectives • To provide session plans and current practical resources to support coaches in the field • To improve access to information for qualified coaches • Enhance coach development by challenging current theory and practice
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