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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

Emergency First Aid In Sport

Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 (09:00 - 16:00)

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

This course is aimed at those who are involved in sporting activities and may need to administer basic first aid. Delivered by sports and trauma medical specialists and national sports coach educator.

Understanding Mental Health in Relation to Sport & Physical Activity

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 (18:00 - 21:00)

Location: Sport In Desford (SID), Peckleton Lane, Desford, Leicestershire, LE9 9JU

Awareness training for Sport and Physical Activity professionals, sports coaches, physical activity and community group deliverers.

Coaching Children 5-12 (Sports Coach UK)

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 (18:30 - 21:30)

Location: Catmose Sports Centre, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP

It's not just about winning! Help children reach their full potential.

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

Overcoming Nerves - Thinking like winners

Overcoming Nerves - Thinking like winners

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:21 by mr John Skevington

As coaches we are involved in inspiring others and getting the best from them whatever their ability are bound to encounter those that are unable to get the best from themselves because they are unconfident or become nervous at events. So let's look here at... Read More »

#CoachingCan - It's a great career

#CoachingCan - It's a great career

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:05 by Katie Jane Tebbet

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 by mr John Skevington

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


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


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