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Coach Education Week 2015

Herts Sports Partnership

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2015 08:30pm
Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield
By Chris Pike
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Excellence in sports coaching starts at a very early stage. The coaching workforce that contributes so much to stimulating a lifelong passion for physical activity is made up of hundreds of volunteers. They develop their skills through learning and experience as they progress in their chosen sports.

To support this team, the Herts Sports Partnership (HSP) is proud to coordinate Coach Education Week 2015. The Week will provide 1,700 places during February half-term at the 18 venues across the county that will host 70 or so courses, workshops and seminars. Prices range from almost £500 for UKCC Level 2 in Strength and Conditioning, to the FA’s introduction to Soccercise at just £5. Whilst the prices vary dramatically, many are very affordable and the HSP team are delighted that over 20% of places are completely free of charge.

Now in its 6th year, the Coach Education Week programme is carefully planned to meet the needs of the volunteers, leaders and coaches involved in the 20 or so sports and hundreds of associated Hertfordshire sports clubs. Coaching Development Manager for HSP, Rob Hardwick, says,

“We are delighted to continue to provide the largest coach education programme of its kind in Europe. There is something to interest everyone involved in sport - from swimming to sports science, dodgeball to disability and fencing to first aid. It is increasingly important for coaches to be well qualified and up to date, and the courses at Coach Education Week really contribute to continuous professional development.”

Some courses are already fully booked and others are booking fast, but there are still plenty of places left so the HSP team urges anyone interested in developing their skills and improving the standard of coaching in Hertfordshire to check out the programme details at www.sportinherts.org.uk. Click on the Herts Coach Education Week 2015 image on the home page for details

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