SMART Way Forward recently teamed up with GreaterSport County Sports Partnership to deliver a CPD coaching workshop on ‘Effective Communication Skills for sports coaches’.
The three-hour workshop was hosted by Brooklands Sports Centre and attended by almost 20 community coaches specialising in sports such as football, rugby, snooker, swimming, ice hockey, tennis and athletics.
The workshop covered topics including verbal, written and visual communication, as well as proactive listening, delivery and learning styles, along with the benefits of using good interpersonal skills.
There was plenty of interaction and practical exercises as well as theory-based delivery during the session, which provided a good mix for those more experienced coaches as well as those in the early stages of their coaching careers.
The workshop was very well received and acted as great refresher and reminder to everyone as to the importance of good athlete /coach communication.
Matthew Johnson, Coach Development Manager at GreaterSport County Sports Partnership commented: “Nadeem from SMART Way Forward is a professional tutor, who is self-motivated and enthusiastic. His workshops are based on modern research and add value to the coaching world.”
More information about the courses run by GreaterSport can be found at www.greatersport.co.uk