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Talent comes from a combination of ability, inter personal factors, external factors over time in a high quality learning environment which is supported by the coach.

Talent and Performance coaching is both rewarding and challenging, the complex nature of the environment creates superb interactions and opportunities for coaches to enhance their coaching practice, reflect upon their coaching philosophy, approach and behaviours to further enhancethe performers engagement and progress.

We hope you find information here which provides insight, ideas and reflection that will help you become a better coach.


Latest Talent Workshops

Getting Better, Better

Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 (18:30 - 21:30)

Location: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

Gain further insight and share knowledge with other coaches working in similar talent settings

Talent Foundation Programme

Katie Tebbet - Golf

We are supporting a Talent Foundation Programme for Level 2 coaches working at the base of their sports talent pathway or aspiring to coach within the talent pathway.

Our 2016/17 coaches are:

  • Roman Neveykin - Volleyball
  • Neil Redman-Davies – Cycling
  • David Hill – Hockey
  • Katie Tebbet - Golf

Our Coach Developer are:

  • Steve Jones
  • Phil Rhodes
  • John Skevington

The Coaches will receive access to development opportunities such as Needs Analysis, Coach Development Plan, Talent Foundation Series workshops and through the blended approach to learning, the coaches will gain great insight and reflections to their current coaching practice and identify areas for further development.

Talent Coaching Blog

#CoachingCan - It's a great career

#CoachingCan - It's a great career

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:05

Seeing people progress is absolutely fantastic. To see golfers lit up and gain confidence and enjoy their game is wonderful. It's nice to work with people in a positive way and I'm lucky that I can teach people who want to learn and to get better. It's great... Read More »

Do you encourage a “Fixed” or Growth mindset” in your athletes?

Do you encourage a “Fixed” or Growth mindset” in your athletes?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:01

We all understand that the way that you engage and communicate with people can have a major impact upon their progress whether this is in a working environment or within a sporting context. This applies to all age groups from the youngest to those who are... Read More »

GO GOLD Funding Programme - Coaches

Alongside our partners, we are pleased to support talented coaches through the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented coaches, who are active within a National Governing Body talent pathway and display both ambition and aptitude to develop their coaching potential. The scheme is a fantastic opportunity for coaches who have been recommended by their NGB and have shown real promise within their chosen sport working at a county, regional or national level.

GO GOLD coaches who are currently accessing support are:

  • Tom Armstrong – Badminton
  • Luke Watson – Triathlon
  • Natasha Trivedi – Trampolining
  • Jenny Sugarman – Football
  • Louis Richards – Triathlon
  • Josh Taylor – Squash
  • Val Kindred - Netball
  • Kirsty Hillier - Triathlon
  • Richard Hughes - Golf
  • Tom Kisiel - Tennis

Natasha Trivedi - Trampolining

  • James Barlow – Futsal
  • Marc Forest – Futsal
  • Kirsty Hillier – Triathlon
  • Richard Hughes – Golf
  • Tom Kisiel – Tennis
  • Amber Wildhurst – Football
  • Amelia Payne - Equestrian
  • Val Kindred – Netball
  • Helen Jelley – Hockey


  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Rutland County Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
    East Midlands Platform


  • County Sport Network
    Melton Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Sport England
  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    East Midlands Platform
  • Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council