As trends, techniques and advances in sport and fitness evolve, you should too. Coach Evolve is a generic cross-code coach development programme available for coaches working with players in clubs, schools and the community.
Coach Evolve is structured around four regional workshops and four local group forums. Over the year coaches take part in a mixture of presentations, discussions, practical sessions, individual and group feedback and opportunities for self-reflection to allow coaches to put existing and new coaching skills into practice. Coaches are invited to join an online group that provides additional resources and other valuable coaching information. Coaches can also discuss their experiences, provide support to each other and celebrate their achievements within the online group.
We are currently halfway through the 2020 programme, with 23 coaches across a range of codes actively engaged. An expression of interest form will come out again in October for the 2021 cohort.
“I really loved our first session – Finding your greatness as a coach. Here I learnt and acknowledged my strengths and areas to improve on. But also identifying my fears as a coach, something I never acknowledged or considered before in all honesty. Learning about Head, Hands and Heart – was a great eye opener and a very useful tool to self-check in with myself. “
“It was very affirming but one of the things I really came away with is the thinking that less is more. Making sure that I continue to reflect on how much I hear myself and how much I hear my players. I want to get that balance right. So, the questioning exercises helped that and so did the leadership video example.”