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NISA supports first ever Coaching Week

NISA are showing their support of great coaching as part of the first ever Coaching Week, which launches today, Monday 4 June.

To mark the launch of Coaching Week, UK Coaching, the lead agency for coaching in the UK; with a mission to put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport, has unveiled its principles of ‘Great Coaching’ which support everyone in the UK to recognise and celebrate when great coaching is taking place.

Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of UK Coaching, revealed that over a 12-month period, 9.3 million adults in the UK received coaching. The majority found coaching to be an overwhelmingly positive experience; one which was enjoyable, motivational and contributed positively to improving their physical health and mental well-being.

As a result, UK Coaching is helping to clarify the meaning of great coaching to the public, and working with agencies within sport to prioritise the importance of understanding the needs and aspirations of each individual when coaching.

The Principles of Great Coaching are centred on the acronym PEOPLE and have been designed to help people who are coached, coaches and the wider general public understand what great coaching is.

UK Coaching’s Principles of Great Coaching are:

Person-centred
Empowering
Organised
Positive
Learning
Engaging

The Principles will be launched during Coaching Week, which is running from the 4th-10th June and is a UK-wide week-long celebration of great coaching.

UK Coaching is working alongside a range of partners and national governing bodies of sport, including NISA, to deliver a week that provides an annual platform to empower athletes and coaches to celebrate great coaching.

To mark Coaching Week, UK Coaching and NISA is inviting people across the UK to share when and where they have experienced great coaching, and to recognise their own coach for practising UK Coaching’s Principles of Great Coaching by presenting them with a #GreatCoaching certificate, available from the UK Coaching website.   

The week also aims to highlight the broader benefits of coaching and the fact that great coaching can inspire others, and make a difference to people’s mental and physical well-being, as well as contributing to their individual, economic and social development.

Supporting the campaign, UK Sport Chair and former Olympic rowing champion Dame Katherine Grainger said:

“I am extremely pleased to be supporting Coaching Week. It is about time that we have an awareness week for coaching in the UK. The stories and success of our athletes are often well known but for millions of coaches, who work across the broad range of sport and activity from grassroots to high performance, their names, sacrifices and achievements usually go unnoticed.

Coaching Week sets to redress this by providing a platform to allow athletes and coaches to celebrate the great work going on day in, day out, across the UK. The important thing to remember this week is that people are motivated in different ways and great coaching is the key to recognising those motivations, enabling people to reach their potential and thereby making a difference to people’s lives.”

Join UK Coaching in celebrating great coaching and supporting Coaching Week from 4th-10th June 2018 and share your #GreatCoaching experiences on social media. For more info, visit www.ukcoaching.org/greatcoaching