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Coaching Can

Date
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 - Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Organisation(s)
UK Coaching
Sport / Activity
Multiple Sports
Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

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Over time, it has been proven that coaching means much more than that.

Coaching delivers so much more to our daily lives

Everyone knows that physical activity is good for them, and given the chance, most would like to do more. Sometimes the desire to do something isn't enough, and some people need a bit of a nudge from contemplation
to action.

Coaches can provide this nudge

There are around 2.4 million people in the UK providing coaching to more than nine million participants. Many of these are coaching without using the title of coach. They are known by their participants as activators, instructors, leaders, teachers or trainers. These people are coaches, and they are the agents of behaviour change.

A coach delivering physical activity in school can impact on the next generation. Increasing physical activity has a significant effect on
primary pupils' academic achievement in maths, reading and writing. In secondary pupils, performance in sport has a positive association with higher GCSE scores in maths and English. Great coaching can lead to great results.

Coaches can make a difference

Often, people need a catalyst to take part in physical activity. Willpower alone isn't always enough – 60% of adults are overweight or obese, and 60% of adults play no sport. Of those currently not playing sport, 40% say coaching would encourage them to play.

We know from those taking part in sport that 80% of participants state that coaching improves their enjoyment of sport. Coaching is the catalyst to enjoying physical activity.

Coaches can make an impact
In its broadest sense, coaching can impact on individual, social and economic development. The social value of developing individuals to deliver high quality coaching sessions can deliver a range of outcomes for the coach and participants.

Coaching Can help and inspire people to achieve their goals, Coaching Can change lives.

Want to know more?

Use the resources in the right hand column to access further information on the benefits coaching can bring to society.

Want to become a coach?

Sports Coach UK has a range of resources and support to help you on your way.

Discover coaching

Our new online learning course, Discover Coaching, will not only give you a great insight into the fascinating role of coaching but will also help you land your first coaching role.

Tell us your stories

How has coaching changed your life? Whether it's as a coach or as a participant, let us know using the Coaching can hastag via Twitter.

#CoachingCan

More Information: http://www.sportscoachuk.org/coaches/i-want-coach/coaching-can

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Partners

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