It is important that Coaches consider their Coaching Philosophy:
A coaching philosophy is a reflection of the way in which our values about human beings, sport and coaching are translated into a coherent set of principles or guidelines. These represent our intentions about the implementation of the coaching process and what should be emphasised within it. The coaching philosophy says something about you. It can be used as a framework for our coaching behaviours. We can therefore evaluate our practice against our declared intentions. An interesting info graphic is available here.
In addition to the Coaching qualifications available there are a number of Coach Development opportunities including ones for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Coach Development Forums:
Coaches will be invited to attend and contribute to the development of the sport of Shinty
Coach Development Workshops:
Coaches are invited to attend workshops which will focus on Generic sports coaching skills provided by UK Coaching and Shinty specific coaching skills provided by the Camanachd Association. e.g. Fitness Training & Injury Prevention, Team Dynamics – Analysing your Coaching – Contact Skills – Developing practices.
Coach Mentoring: UKCC Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches will be allocated an individual mentor to assist them in their on-going development.
Coach Scholarships: Coaches who can demonstrate a requirement to undertake activities not offered by the Camanachd Association plus a beneficial outcome to the sport may be eligible for additional funding support.
Committed and ambitious coaches will have the opportunity to progress upwards in the pathway and coach at Club/Inter Area/Inter District/ National U-21 and Senior Men's and women's levels.
Detailed information on all of the above will be posted on the Website News page, when available, or is available from members of the Development Team 01463 715931