Sport England statement on Coaching
A new kind of Coaching
Whether it’s guiding people that are dipping their toe into sport and physical activity for the first time, accompanying others on a journey of improvement or supporting talented athletes, coaches help individuals progress faster and further than they could on their own.
Good coaches inspire people to get active and stay active – and, importantly, good coaching is good for everyone.
At the moment, coaching predominantly supports people who already have a regular sporting habit – which is great. These people are important, and improving their experience is a key aspiration for our new coaching plan for England.
But, for the first time, Sport England also want to unleash the power of coaching for all the people taking their first steps to becoming more physically active. They want everybody to benefit from the support that good coaches can provide.
To achieve this, there is a real need to rethink the way that coaches are recruited, developed and deployed so that they can reach a wider audience and support more people to reach their goals.
It could be achieving a new personal best, attending a session with friends every week or getting some support to help complete that first marathon – whatever the goal, good coaching is vital
Download Coaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for England
CSW Sport are employing the principles of the new coaching plan for the region and understanding how to rethink how we work with coaches and support them.
Partnership Development Officer (Leading on Coaching)
T 07885 200503 E ciara.Grogan@coventry.gov.uk