Lincolnshire Sport have launched their Talented Coaches Scheme, which looks to support coaches through a tailored support programme and informative, needs-led personal development workshops.
Coaches will be supported over a twelve month period to develop knowledge, experience and skills specific to their current roles and in support of future coaching goals.
There will be a core programme of workshops and training delivered by expert tutors and coaches from different sporting organisations around the county.
Coaches will also have the opportunity to pair with a mentor and potentially view live coaching sessions. Through the programme coaches will also have the opportunity to be supported towards their next level of coaching qualification.
For more details about the scheme, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please go to the scheme website:
The closing date for applications is Monday, 16th February 2015.
Please note: the first workshop will be held on 2nd March at University of Lincoln and candidates must be available to attend.
If you are a coach then you should definitely take the time to familiarise yourself with the support that Lincolnshire Sport provide to coaches in the county. The available funding and resources include:
Sport Coaching Bursaries- DEADLINE 31st December
Coaches can apply for up to 50% of the National Governing Body Coach Education course costs, with a maximum of £75 for Level 1, £150 for Level 2, and £200 for Level 3 upwards.
Coaches can also apply for the full course costs of attending generic coach education courses (for example Sports Coach UK Equity in your Coaching, or Safeguarding and Protecting Children) run by Lincolnshire Sport.
Details of the eligibility and bursary requirements can be found here.
Specialist Bursaries – DEADLINE 15th December
Women & Girls’ Coach Development Fund
Female coaches aged between 16 and 30 can receive 100% funding for Level 1 and 2 coaching courses. You need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (which is free!) and agree to volunteer for ten hours during the year after your course.
Lincolnshire Sport Disability Development Fund
Coaches with a disability aged between 16 and 25 can receive 100% funding for Level 1 and 2 coaching courses. You need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (which is free!) and agree to volunteer for ten hours during the year after your course.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found here.
Everyone who coaches should join the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network so that they hear about opportunities such as these. If you aren’t a member then join now. There’s no excuse not to!
Lincolnshire Sport will be hosting two courses in the Coach Education Suite over the next couple of weeks:
Emergency First Aid in Sport (Weds 3rd December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Weds 10th December, 6.30pm – 9.30pm)
Each course is £30 for anyone with Lincolnshire Coach and Instructor Network membership (which is free). But we also have one free place for a University sports student for each course: if you would be interested in one of those places, please contact Dan Bishop as soon as possible.
UPDATE 1/12/14: The free places have now been taken. You can still sign up with the LCIN discount.
More upcoming Lincolnshire Sport courses can be found here.
Lincolnshire Sport are supporting the development of local coaches through two new bursary schemes designed to help people get more involved in coaching and athlete development:
Lincolnshire Sport Women’s & Girls’ Coach Development Fund: supporting women and girls between 16 and 30.
Lincolnshire Sport Disability Coach Development Fund: supporting people with disability aged 16 and over.
The bursaries are available from November 1st and the deadline for application is December 5th. They cover 100% of a Level 1 or Level 2 equivalent coaching award, as well as ongoing support with coaching development plans and training needs analysis through the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (CIN).
Applicants must be members of the Coach and Instructor Network (…and if you have an interest in coaching then you should join the group anyway!) Membership is free and you can register at www.lincolnshiresport.com/cin
For more details or to apply for the bursaries, please follow this link to the Lincolnshire Sport website.