The Digital Future of Coaching

Longhurst, Sean, Mitchell, Steve, Downham, Lauren, Douglas, Heather, Wing, Kirsten and Roberts, William M ORCID: 0000-0001-5736-5244 (2022) The Digital Future of Coaching. Technical Report. Sport England.

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Digital is here. So, this is not so much a report about a digital future, but instead a pulse check on how, where, why and when coaches employ digital tools to support all that they do in their myriad of roles. Exacerbated by the pandemic, this is the time to support coaches as they return to play. The recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic brings a desire to rebuild and reinvent a more vibrant, relevant, and sustainable sector than ever before. At the heart of our sector is the coaching workforce – a valuable asset – whose people will make ‘the rebuild’ of the sport and physical activity sector possible. However, the Great Coaching Comeback Report (UK Coaching, 2021) has highlighted that a third of coaches report a ‘lack of confidence’ and a ‘fear of a reduction in their skill sets’ as major issues on their return to practice. Moreover, pre-pandemic research (UK Coaching, 2019) found a third of coaches did not have the resources they need to perform their roles effectively, and almost half had no mentor or person they could turn to for support in their coaching.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Operationalising Physical Literacy: Investigating a Practitioner Education Programme to Develop Practitioner Knowledge, Retention and Sharing to Colleagues and Young Learners
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport; Coaching; UK
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0711 Coaching
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Will Roberts
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 13:48
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:06

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