Coaching Master Class programme launched – Be part of it!

Coaching Hampshire & IOW are pleased to annouce their forthcoming Mission Possible Master Class series.

Whether you’re the coach who helps a child take their first step into the sporting arena; encourages a teenager or adult to try something new; help senior citizens to maintain a healthy lifestyle; or guide an athlete towards their place on the starting line – you play a vital role in both the mental and physical wellbeing of our nation.  Whilst not everyone can win an Olympic or Paralympic medal, coaches help people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to overcome personal challenges and achieve personal bests.

What is a Master Class?
The Mission Possible Master Class Series has been created to provide an innovative way of promoting broader development opportunities for coaches.  There’s a wide variety of workshops on offer, running throughout the year, from October 2011 until July 2012.  Sessions are aimed at a variety of coaches representing all levels and all disciplines.

Picture of Human Rights activist and Paralmpian, Kristina Veasey

Human rights activist and Paralympian, Kristina Veasey, will be one of the speakers at next year's Women in Sport event and the Hampshire Coaching Conference

Each session will draw upon one of the seven Olympic and Paralympic values and offer an opportunity for coaches to share ideas and discuss broader topics surrounding coaching.  The Master Class Series will provide an opportunity for you to learn from other industry professionals and encourage you to think more extensively about your coaching style, your coaching values and the content of, and science behind, your coaching sessions.

By incorporating the Olympic and Paralympic values in each Master Class, this is an opportunity for you to be part of an Olympic and Paralympic inspired programme – thus spreading a little more of the magic dust of the games and helping to use this once in a lifetime experience to have a lasting effect on everyone involved in sport and coaching.

The Programme
Work is going on daily to confirm every aspect of the programme, ensuring that candidates enjoy a first class experience that also delivers real value for money.  Below are some of the courses on offer.  To book any of the courses go to our website or contact Lucie Rawlins at or 01962 846818.

Title: Planning and Periodisation, sports coach UK
Description: By the end of this workshop, you’ll know how to assess the needs of different age groups and abilities and plan the most appropriate sports programmes for them.

You Will Learn How To:

  • create the most effective plans
  • set goals for performers
  • monitor performers progress effectively

Date: 18th October
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Court (East)
Cost: £25
Olympic/Paralympic theme: excellence

Title: Coaching Insight Event (Right coach, right place, right time: the coach as an agent of change)
Description: An examination of the role of the coach as an agent of change at a variety of stages of development and across the social landscape.  This workshop is aimed at experienced coaches, coach managers, governing body officers and students with an interest in coaching and coaching development.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Consider the role you play in promoting social values
  • Consider and adapt your coaching style to maximise the learning potential of your athletes
  • Highlight the skills, knowledge and characteristics required to develop peak rapport
  • Understand the value of long term athlete development

Date: 23rd November
Venue: University of Winchester
Cost: £10 for those out of county/free to Hampshire Coaches registered in Coaching Hampshire & IOW
Olympic/Paralympic theme: excellence, inspiration, equality

Title: Coaching Digital Natives
Description: An introduction to how IT can enhance coaching practice, learning and reflection.  Lance will demonstrate how even a basic grasp of social networking and video analysis can improve our coaching interactions with players and athletes.

You Will Learn How To: –

  • Unpick the confusing market place of social media tools and apps
  • Understanding how IT can enhance your coaching and maximise learning
  • Get hands on experience of using powerful video analysis tools

All delegates will receive a free subscription to which normally costs £25.
Date: 30th November, 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: tbc
Cost: £15 (maximum of 25 places)
Olympic/Paralympic theme: excellence, inspiration

Title: Women in Sport
Description: A celebration of female participation in Sport and a focus for continued growth of female role models and leaders in sport.  This will be a launch event for a number of other satellite events on the same day involving other sports development groups, clubs and schools
Date: tbc, all day
Venue: tbc
Cost: free
Olympic/Paralympic theme: courage, inspiration, equality

Title: Coach Education Month
Description: Building from last year’s inaugural coaching month, Coaching Hampshire & IOW will deliver a range of formal, informal and engaging coach development opportunities.  The programme will be aimed at coaches delivering to all participants, but this year will have particular focus on coaching the 16+ participant.

A menu of session options will include: –
Multi-Skills, Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement, Mentoring, Analysing Your Coaching, Coaching the Whole Child, Nutrition for growing kids, Strength & Conditioning, Functional Training for Adults, Coaching in School environments, Coaching Disabled Performers, First Aid in Sport, Safeguarding Children (1 & 2), Video Analysis, IT in Coaching, Business Essentials

Date: individual sessions dates to be confirmed
Venue: variety of venues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Cost: £15-£35 (depending on workshop)
Olympic/Paralympic theme: respect, excellence, friendship, determination, courage, inspiration, equality

Title: Young Coaches’ Conference
Description: This will be the first county event of its kind involving a showcase of, and development for the coaches of the future.  This event is part education and part celebration, highlighting the valuable contribution of young people in sport.

Delegates will be invited from local schools and colleges and given a choice of development opportunities including behaviour management, becoming a role model, communication skills, learning styles and teaching styles.  They’ll also have a chance to share their experiences as volunteers and Sport Makers, highlighting the wide range of roles that our young people undertake within school, college and community sport.
Date: 18th May 2012
Venue: Southampton Solent University
Cost: free
Olympic/Paralympic theme: respect, excellence, friendship, determination, courage, inspiration, equality

Title: Hampshire Coaches’ Conference: From Playground to Podium
Description: Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the conference is a chance for coaches in a variety of sports and at a variety of levels to examine the skills, resources and networks required to deliver on the legacy following the 2012 games.  Key note speakers will include former elite athletes and coaches from former Olympic and Paralympic games.  All sessions will be aimed at providing a new tools and resources to help coaches harness the excitement of this once in a lifetime event, by inspiring coaches to reflect on their practice and the impact this has on widening participation, redefining excellence, and maximising our human potential.

The event also acts as a showcase for sports coaching, sports development and sport science students in their final year from Southampton Solent University.  This unique collaboration allows students to demonstrate their expertise to the coaching community, sports professionals, and future employers, whilst widening their knowledge of sports coaching and development.
Date: 19th May 2012, all day
Venue: Southampton Solent University
Cost: £35
Olympic/Paralympic theme: respect, excellence, friendship, determination, courage, inspiration, equality


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