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Highlights from the Youth Physical Development Model

In this UK Coaching podcast, David Turner, Children's Lead, picks out his personal highlights from the Youth Physical Development Model - developed by Rhodri Lloyd and Jon Oliver from Cardiff Metropolitan University and integrated into UK Coaching’s new Fundamentals of Movement workshop. Sport Scotland, in partnership with UK Coaching, developed a video animation explaining the …
Date: 09:30:49 20.11.2017
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Development

The Relative Age Effect

In this UK Coaching podcast, David Turner, Children's Lead,, discusses the relative age-effect, something both sports coaches and parents should be aware of. Many sports clubs and organisations mirror the educational system and use the academic year to register their players for participation. These specific academic year age groups provides consistency for children in regards to friend…
Date: 09:24:58 20.11.2017
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Age

The ‘C’ System of Coaching Children

In this UK Coaching podcast, David Turner, Children's Lead at UK Coaching, looks at the ‘C’ System of coaching – a model for the holistic coaching of children. The system forms an important part of UK Coaching's Children 5-12 workshop, designed for children's coaches. Essentially the system is a set of characteristics all coaches should look to develop in childre…
Date: 09:22:23 20.11.2017
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Children

Market Segmentation - Parents

Parents play a significant role in deciding what sports their children play – but what influences those decisions? You will no doubt have seen research and market segmentation techniques suggested by Sport England to increase the likelihood of participation in sport increasing. With over 3.5 million Australians aged between 5 and 17, the Australian Sports Commission has conducted research…
Date: 09:38:15 27.05.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Participation

PE and school sport for health

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has updated their Health Position Paper which outlines the crucial role of physical education (PE) in public health and the promotion of physical activity. This paper introduces physical activity for health guidelines and draws on BHFNC’s resource Interpreting the physical activity guidelines for children and young people to explore …
Date: 09:48:33 22.10.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  PE, Health

Effects of bullying

The ASA with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) operates Swimline - 0808 100 4001. Swimline is a confidential freephone number provided for anyone involved in aquatics, adults or children, who believe that the welfare of someone under the age of 18 is at risk. This concern could be neglect, abuse, bullying or fear of someone or anything that is worrying …
Date: 10:31:39 04.10.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Coaching

Parental Behaviour in Youth Sport

A webinar from Dr Camilla Knight at Swansea University working with sports coach UK that covers research on parents' behaviour and how children's experience can be enhanced in sport participation.
Date: 17:24:56 30.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Behaviour

Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches

Explore the Secret Coast of Britain Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches - Explore the Secret Coast of Britain The fully revised second edition of Wild Swimming Coast now includes even more for walkers, swimmers and explorers: – Full national coverage of Britain's most beautiful beaches Lagoons, sea caves and amazing places to snorkel – New 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey mapping Best …
Date: 20:45:15 27.08.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Wild, Beach