This animation below and guidance from Sports Coach UK and Sport England is the second in a series of learning for youth coaches in bite-sized pieces. It is the second in a series, the first of which, ‘What makes your sessions Unmissable for Young People?’ can be found here. The third, ‘How to Coach young people when life changes’, will be released at the end of April.
This animation shows how everyone has a different reason or motivation for taking part in sport – these reasons can change with time.
Coaches play an essential role in keeping young people engaged in sport if they:
– Find out why young people turn up to sessions
– Plan and deliver sessions to meet these reasons or motivations
– Recognise when motivations have been fulfilled.
Sports Coach UK and Sport England have been working together to support youth coaches in understanding and applying learning from the latest youth insight Under the Skin. As part of this, they asked young people why they take part in sport or activity. The most common reasons included:
– to meet new people
– to hang out with friends
– to get in shape
– to be healthy
– for fun and enjoyment
– to learn new skills.
The challenge for coaches, activators and leaders is to plan and deliver sessions to meet these reasons for taking part. Use the video to help you consider ‘What motivates young people to be active?’
Remember – all young people are different and will have different reasons for taking part, based on their different experiences, personality and lifestyle factors.
Public Health England (PHE) regularly reviews dietary recommendations as part of its role in promoting public health. In light of new evidence about our diet and health, particularly revised recommendations on sugars and fibre, a review of The Eatwell Plate was undertaken. As a result of the review, a new healthy eating guide for the UK has been developed – The Eatwell Guide. Continue reading →
School and district teams can now apply for new kit in latest edition of Premier League programme
This season’s Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme has now opened for applications from schools and district teams across the country.
The Scheme, which is now in its fifth year, sees players from each of the 20 Premier League Clubs donate funds for full team kits (of 15 strips) to school groups and district teams who apply online via this link. Continue reading →
A Learning Disability and Sport workshop is being coordinated for any coaches, clubs or providers of sport through the Special Olympics Derbyshire network.The workshop is taking place on Saturday 16th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm at the St Thomas Centre in Chesterfield and is open to anyone to attend. Continue reading →
This year’s Year 2 Fun 2 Run qualifiers were hotly contested across six venues as over 650 children from 20 primary and infant schools took on the 600m courses to see who would make it through to the district final.