Coaching Insight comes to Hampshire

Coaching Insight seminars

Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight is showing its commitment to developing the people who deliver the “sports” in “county sports partnership by teaming up with a leading industry magazine to provide the county’s developed coaches with a chance to get out of their work and sport silos, share experiences with their peers and hear what coaching experts have to say around the theme: “’Right coach, right place, right time: the coach as an agent of change”.

The Leisure Review Coaching Insight will be hosted by Winchester University on 23rd November and will bring together coaches working at Level 2 or above from a variety of sports to discuss the challenge of developing the right skill-set for specific age groups, environments or outcomes. SHIOW are working in partnership with neighbouring counties to bring this national coach development programme to the south coast and their Coaching Development Manager, CJ Lee, expects places to go like wildfire: “One of the challenges for coaching is providing inspiring and innovative CPD opportunities for developed coaches…the Coaching Insight programme does just that. The Leisure Review consistently provides thoughtful and challenging articles on the current issues in coaching and the Insight seminar will allow our coaches to really get to grips with the issue of the changing demands on them in the current climate.”

The seminar theme, which will be debated by presenters from

"Former New Zealand hockey international and "Black Sticks" performance coach Trevor Laurence speaking at a recent Coaching Insight seminar in Nottingham."

Solent University, the Rugby Football Union and the business world, has been chosen as coaches across the country are being faced with changing demands on their skills on a day-to-day basis. CJ explained: “I’m particularly keen to focus on how coaches develop the right skill sets for specific age-groups, environments and outcomes. In addition I’d like to ask coaches what they see their role is in contributing to the government’s target of increasing adult participation by one million…lastly I hope the seminar will challenge coach managers to look at the specific skill-sets required by the recreational coach, the talent id or development coach and the elite coach. I’m keen to create an environment for dialogue and debate and to encourage coaches, students and managers to articulate what kind of support they require from the local coaching network to meet the challenges set for them by funders, governing bodies, the social landscape and participants on the front line.”

The seminar is aimed at coaches working at Level 2 and above as well as their coach managers and coach educators.  

Anyone interested in booking a place should contact CJ Lee on 01962 847523 or at


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