These modules aim to increase the skill set of those people currently facilitating the development of coaches.
The target audience is not coaches, however many of the skills transfer to coaching.
The nature of Coach Development Facilitator Materials
The materials include module outlines, PowerPoints, workshop run sheets, and handouts for facilitators. It is intended that National Sport Organisations (NSOs) and Regional Sports Trusts (RSTs) adapt materials to meet their own needs, and allow those who facilitate coach development to vary the materials to suit their own style and to capitalise on real life experiences that meet the needs of their audience.
However, for consistency of delivery, it is expected that the requirements of the defined learning outcomes of the modules will be met.
Any notes or questions referred to in the PowerPoints and the Run Sheets are suggestions only, and facilitators should feel free to vary these as required.
Experienced facilitators should feel free to adapt or add any practical games or activities as relevant.
There is an assumption that Coach Development Facilitators will have coaching experience, will have undertaken coach development and are familiar with the Coach Development Framework – in particular the requirements of the ‘Developing Coach’ learning outcomes in the Leadership, Coaching Process and Self Development learning areas of the Framework.
It has been assumed that the skills, cognitive level, and knowledge of the audience will be quite high. Those who train coach development facilitators should vary the amount of time spent on each module and individual aspects of workshops, depending on the background experience and knowledge of their audience.
Modules include a strong activity, discussion, and practical emphasis that participants are expected to transfer to their own coach development facilitator workshops.
It is also expected that coach development facilitators will reflect on and evaluate their own delivery, and receive some mentoring or support, so they continually improve their facilitation and delivery over time.