The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport is hosting an event on coaching in disability sport at the NCSEM-EM this June.
Developed using research conducted by Dr Robert Townsend and Professor Chris Cushion, the InCoach workshop is a free clinic for coaches working at all levels of disability sport, from community through to disability performance pathways.
In a field where many coaches are not trained in the specifics of coaching disabled athletes, this lack of professional training and knowledge can act as a significant barrier to inclusion. This workshop aims to inform coaches about the key considerations of coaching in disability sport, introduce evidence-based resources to help develop your coaching and provide an opportunity to share ideas and experiences.
This workshop is for coaches who want to enhance their knowledge and skills, share experiences and challenge their understandings of coaching in disability sport.
Wednesday 13 June 2018
National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine
6pm: Guest arrival and refreshments
Part 1: Understanding the disability coaching context
Introducing key considerations for coaching in the disability context, highlighting barriers people with disabilities can face and reflecting on your coaching journeys in disability sport.
Part 2: Developing your coaching in disability sport
Introducing resources designed to support you to meet the needs of athletes with disabilities, develop your knowledge and share best practices
For more information, please email Robert Townsend.