This week sees Great Coaching being celebrated across the nation, as part of Coaching Week.
Team England's success at the Commonwealth Games wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the incredible coaches that support our athletes as they compete on a global stage.
Running from the 3-9 June, Coaching Week 2019 aims to showcase how #GreatCoaching can play a greater role in building healthier, happier communities.
UK Coaching kicked off the start of the second ever Coaching Week by making a #GreatCoachingPledge to help coaches across the nation benefit their communities.
Chief Executive Officer of UK Coaching Mark Gannon confirmed that the organisation will be committed to helping coaches in the UK improve upon and grow their people skills by providing cutting-edge workshops, a digital subscription service and engaging content on its website, www.ukcoaching.org.
Research conducted by UK Coaching found that coaches rate their experience of being a coach positively, however, some feel that their coaching journey could have been improved with additional support, with 44% of coaches stating that they would have liked help from others when coaching.
UK Coaching’s CEO Mark Gannon said:
“Great Coaching is about great experiences for coaches and participants. In order for those great experiences to keep happening we need the coaching workforce to feel supported and appreciated.
“We recognise the importance of our role in the sport and physical activity sector as the place to go for coaching resources and expertise.
“Coaching Week aims to help people understand that coaches are pivotal figures within their communities and crucial to delivering an active nation. That’s why we pledge to provide resources for coaches to develop their people skills and ultimately benefit their communities, build rapport and connect with people.”
Coaching Week is not exclusive to the world of sport and physical activity. Everyone can get involved – from schools to charities to businesses.
Head to ukcoaching.org/greatcoachingpledgeto make your #GreatCoachingPledge for Coaching Week 2019.