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Coach Connectivity Events

Posted: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:07

Coach Connectivity Events

We would like to extend an invite to you and your coaches to attend Coach Connectivity Events aimed at supporting talent coaches from underrepresented groups. Following the success of the Female events we are increasing the reach to include coaches from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and disabled coaches. We want to highlight that the sessions are focused on coach development and supporting coaches, just as the female events are. We recognise the significant value in a more diverse workforce for athletes and creating role models for coaches throughout the pathway to further enhance the talent pathway experience.

The Connectivity events provide coaches with the opportunity to meet likeminded coaches and share coaching stories. The day will be action packed and will provide coaches with the opportunity to share ideas and network. We know that one of the massive support mechanisms for people progressing on a career journey are role models; a coach will share their story and connect the day to two structured sessions focusing on your coaching philosophy and creating and maintaining a talent development environment.

There are four events

BAME Coach Connectivity Events

18 November 2018 Farnborough

24 February 2019 Solihull

Disabled Coach Connectivity Events

4 November 2018 Solihull

10 March 2019 Farnborough

Each venue will offer the same programme enabling coaches to access a connectivity event within their region. Each event will include a guest coach sharing their pathway experiences, an interactive session on your coaching philosophy and how this influences your coaching, plenty of time to network and meet fellow coaches and a session focused around creating and maintaining a talent development environment.

To maximise the impact of the experience for coaches we have developed a criteria, based on the sports who responded feedback, (which is attached) this ensures that coaches will be able to access the level of the sessions and feel comfortable discussing their experiences with other coaches.

What can coaches expect?

As a coach who attends the Connectivity Events you will have the opportunity to network with likeminded individuals in a 'club-like' setting where your ideas can be shared, challenges raised and support given to each other to explore solutions and develop your coaching.

Each event features a number of themes with a focus on you having practical takeaways and actions to have a positive impact on your development and coaching practice.

The day provides a fantastic opportunity to hear from a pathway coach on their experiences as they navigate their journey, exploring the importance of creating and maintaining an effective talent development environment to ensure you and your athletes thrive. Be inspired by your coaching colleagues as you consider how to bring the best version of you as a coach to every session through exploring what makes you, YOU!

Welcome to a thriving 'club' where you can feel supported to be heard, be seen and able to upskill and develop yourself.

Each Coach Connectivity Event has a maximum of 30 coaches per day, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

18 November 2018 Farnborough https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coach-connectivity-event-tickets-48908870749

24 February 2019 Solihull https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coach-connectivity-event-tickets-48909140556

4 November 2018 Solihull https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coach-connectivity-event-tickets-48909673149

10 March 2019 Farnborough https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coach-connectivity-event-tickets-48909683179

Tags: Coaching, Disability, Disability Sport, Featured, Physical Activity, Sport