The workforce within the sport and physical activity sector is vast from coaches to officials, club volunteers, mentors, teachers, parents, managers, sport scientists and many more. The value of our sporting workforce is priceless.
The new Coaching Plan for England aims to cultivate a community of coaches that inspire and motivate an active nation. The plan is a call to action for everyone in the coaching community in England to modernise how we think and talk about coaching – and a quest to find new ways to improve the quality of coaching for everybody.
There are lots of workshops and courses available to help you develop your coaching skills and knowledge, but it's not only the coaching workforce that needs training, we provide or link to a range of opportunities across Cumbria to accomodate the range of roles within the sporting workforce.
Women are one of the under represented groups in coaching. Reach has been created to raise awareness and inspire more women to get into coaching as well as encourage current women coaches to develop their skills further.
Volunteers have always played a vital part in the sport and physical activity sector. Without them, most activity simply wouldn’t happen. Helping your volunteers to develop can keep them motivated and committed. It will also give the people running your club the skills they need to do it effectively.
It is essential that sports coaches and leaders adopt good practice when dealing with children and ensure that their safety is paramount. This will ensure that children can enjoy sport within a safe and secure environment where they feel protected and empowered to make the most suitable choices. Providing children with positive sporting experiences means that they will be more likely to achieve their true potential.