Committed to developing excellence in sports coaching and coach education 

e.t.c coaching consultants offers a suite of in-person workshops focusing on the development of the how-to coach skills through six linked workshops. Equally, each workshop can be offered as a stand-alone opportunity that offers insightful ideas to grow coaching skills.

 

Workshops adopt a blended approach, are highly engaging and interactive and challenge coaches to apply new learning in their own coaching environment. 

 

Workshops are typically three hours long and supported by on-line learning, articles and advice. Each workshop is delivered by an experienced coach developer.

 

Costs are competitive although vary depending upon the type/ length of course(s) required and coach numbers. 

Reflective Practice

Coaches who master the art of maximizing learning from their varied experiences are better placed to develop their expertise. Attending coaching courses is a great place to start, although a greater depth of learning occurs during coaching practice with performers, in training and competition. 

 

This workshop will help coaches apply the principles of the learning cycle into practice, evolve their critical reflection skills and identify opportunities for their professional development. It will enable coaches to take charge of their own learning.

The Coach-Athlete Relationship

Coaches are integral to the success and motivation of players. The coach–athlete relationship is a critical feature of coaching and a major force in promoting the development of athletes’ physical and psycho-social skills. 

This workshop will help coaches explore what the Coach-Athlete Relationship is. It will help them analyze how well they have built and maintain their relationships and identify what they can do to be even more effective.​

Creating a Deliberate Practice Environment

Expert performance needs the significant accumulation of many thousands of hours. Practice hours need to be purposeful and not just automated. Well-defined goals, athlete focus, constructively critical feedback, and the ability to move out of one’s comfort zones are key features of purposeful practice.

This workshop will help coaches consider how effectively they create and maintain a purposeful practice environment. It will help them identify what they can do to enhance their practice environment.

How-to Coach Skills

When excellent coaches work with athletes, they model high quality coaching skills including safety; managing drills; giving instruction; observing, analyzing and generating and providing feedback.

 

This workshop will introduce coaches to the how-to coach skills. It will help them compare and contrast how well they model these within their own practice. It will help them consider how to develop these skills to become even more effective.

Push-Pull Coaching Styles

There are many 'coaching styles' to use, which can be classified along the 'Push’ and ‘Pull’ continuum. Instruction is most dominant style at the 'Push' end while ‘Pull’ styles at the other, such as questioning, problem solving and discovery learning seek to place the athlete at the center of the learning process. 

 

This workshop will help coaches reflect on their coaching and consider how effectively they integrate a blend of 'Push' and 'Pull'. It will help them consider when, where and how they can adopt a greater mix of styles.

Coaching the Whole Child

Typically coaches have done a great job at teaching the physical, mental, technical and tactical, they have coached the sport.

 

This workshop will enable coaches to consider how to coach the child participant more holistically. It will introduce coaches to the 5 ‘C’ system of coaching children: competence, confidence, connection, character and caring and creativity. It will help coaches consider how they can effectively coach the child's personal and social skills as well as the sport.

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"It doesn't matter what you know if you are incapable of communicating it to your players and coaches. Coach developers are master instructors and communicators. You will find Sarah to be an invaluable piece of that process to becoming your very best. I believe her guidance in my coaching styles has given me an edge which I intend to take full advantage of and I am truly grateful for."

Gabe Infante

USA Football Master Trainer, USA Football Advisory Committee 

Head Football Coach, St Joseph's Preparatory School

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