Working in partnership with the Open University, British Canoeing will recognise the FREE online course 'Exploring Sports Coaching and Psychology' as a method of updating a coaches continual professional development.
By coaches completing the Open University online course and emailing a Statement of Participation, British Canoeing will update their coaching status from the date on the Open University statement for an 18 month period.
In this free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, you will explore the influence of coaching and psychology through the lens of sports people and teams who have been successful. You will focus on coaching practices used with young people and adults, including research and advice of leaders in their fields.
Recommended by UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK), the multisport course is aimed at Level 1-3 coaches wanting to continue their professional development.
Learners will identify key coaching decisions made for children; principles for guiding teenagers; and the practices of adult coaches working with international teams. These coaching insights are combined with exploring the main psychological aspects of sport, which often apply to life in general (e.g. handling pressure). The course concludes by getting learners to think about the future of coaching and exercise.