Coaching children — giving them what they want, and some of what they need — with iCoachKids

I have started on the iCoachKids online course Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport. This is the first of three “MOOCs” from the iCoachKids project, an international, collaborative, multi-agency project aiming to support the development of a Specialist Children and Youth Coaching Workforce across the EU, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Thought-provoking […]

What is coaching? From Performance to Little Legends

Back in November I completed an online course, Coaching in the Knowledge Era, led by Paddy Upton of Deakin University and hosted by FutureLearn – http://www.futurelearn.com. I was struck by the parallels between Paddy’s definition of coaching in the knowledge era and the thoughts of Julian Stodd on the Social Age, of Ian Renshaw on a […]

Question time – ECB Coaches Association Conference, day 2

After the buzz of day 1, my day 2 at the ECB Coaches Association had a much more philosophical twist to it. Probably for the best, after participating in Ian Renshaw’s “Club Constraints” session on Saturday, then waking early on Sunday morning to listen to the end of the Women’s Ashes ODI. So I was […]