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Adventure Sports Coaching Conference

Intermediate Level - 1 day

Course Rating: 4.0 Rated 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

Adventure sports coaches (paddling, mountaineering, climbing, skiing, mountain biking etc.) develop learners’ personal performance in a dynamic and high risk environment.

Our team of coaching experts aim to bring cutting edge theories into the adventure sports domain to explore ways to develop coaching practice. The delivery team hold some of the highest level of both academic and adventure sport qualifications providing a perfect opportunity to support delegates in developing their knowledge. The day is recognised as CPD points/Coach Update by some NGB’s.

To download copies of the presentations from the 2016 conference, please click below:

Doug Cooper: Empowerment based motivational climate

Justine Allen: Coach created motivational climate

Lesley McKenna: Radical gains in the park pipe world

Paul Reg Gray: Social interaction

 

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The qualifications and experience of the  team speaks for itself, but the most important thing about the delivery team is not this but the shared values and beliefs that underpin their adventure sports coaching. It is these values and beliefs that have guided the team in their coach and performance careers and from this their research and approach to coaching. Qualifications perhaps allow you to coach in certain settings, but it is values and beliefs that make the coach. It is hoped that by sharing these through their delivery at the conference it will help support what the delivery team believe is the common ethos of adventure sports coaches.

The team believe that coaching is about every learner developing as an individual, with their aim to develop independence within the learner. The team promote a mastery based motivational climate, the focus being on personal achievement and success as opposed to winning. A supportive learning environment is key to this in which social and psychological needs are met in a way that inspires and empowers.

It is with this considered that the team will approach the topics at the conference. Whether it be an Olympic coach, a mountain instructor or informal learning on the rails or in the off-piste, we believe this ethos can help you, the coach.

Adventure Sports Coaching Conference

‘It’s all about people – creating the optimum environment to support learning and performance’

Sunday 4th December 2016

0900   Conference welcome and scene setting.

0910   The Coach Created Motivational Climate – what it is and how we influence it to create an optimal   learning/performance environment.

1010   Group work break out groups – ‘Bringing it to life in my world’ – mixed discipline groups.

1045   Coffee

1115   The Coach Athlete Relationship (the importance of social interaction) – what it is and how we develop it to create an optimal learning/performance environment.

1200   Group work break out groups – ‘Bringing it to life in my world’ – mixed discipline groups.

1230   Lunch

1315   Motivational Climates and Coach Athlete Relationships – so what does it look like in action? Let’s explore some examples…

1400   Choice of one of the following sessions:

1) Case Study –       An empowerment based motivational climate in adventure sports; research findings, how I apply it and how can you consider it?

2) Case Study –        An autonomy supportive approach to coaching within elite freestyle snowboarding; research findings, how I apply it and how can you consider it?

3) The Coach Created Motivational Climate – Let’s explore it a bit more and see how it fits

in my world.

4) Coach Athlete Relationships & Social Interactions – Let’s explore it a bit more and see

how it fits in my world.

5) So what’s all this is about and how does it fit in my world?

1515 Coffee

1545 Open forum panel discussion. The following question to each member of chosen

panel of coaches/performers with additional questions facilitated from audience.

What have you taken from the day and what is going to be most relevant in your coaching/performing?

Why?

1630 Conference Conclude

1645 Tea & Cakes

 

 

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