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Forthcoming events:

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020 by tim No Comments

We plan on attending many of the following events this year and would love to see you there.

Please contact us if you’d like to meet SMART Way Forward at any of these events.

21st-23rd January 2020
BIGGA / BTME
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate
btme.org.uk

25th-26th January 2020
The National Running Show
NEC Birmingham
nationalrunningshow.com

15th-23rd February 2020
Herts Sports Partnership Coach Education Week
University of Hertfordshire, Herts Sports Village, Hatfield
sportinherts.org.uk

24th February 2020
Sport And Play Construction Association (SAPCA) Annual Conference
St Georges Park National Football Centre, Staffordshire
sapca.org.uk

14th March 2020
Sporting Equals / British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA)
Hilton, Park Lane, London
http://bedsa.org/

26th April 2020
London Marathon
London
virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

15th-17th May 2020
BodyPower
NEC Birmingham
bodypower.com

10th-11th November 2020
Sales Innovation EXPO
Excel, London
salesinnovationexpo.co.uk

25th November 2020
Why Sports Conference, Health and Inactivity
Royal Society of Medicine, London
whysports.co.uk

3rd-4th March 2021
GMA Saltex
NEC Birmingham
iogsaltex.com

17th March 2021
Why Sports Conference, Investing in Major Sports Events
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
whysports.co.uk

26th May 2021
Why Sports Conference
Royal Society of Medicine, London
whysports.co.uk

16th-17th June 2021
Elevate – Exercise, Health and Performance/ Sports Performance Expo
Excel, London
elevatearena.com

Bi-Annual event. Date for 2021 TBC
FSB Sport, Leisure Conference & Trade Show
Cologne, Germany
fsb-cologne.com

MH Goals

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by tim No Comments

“It’s been a pleasure working with SMART Way Forward and Nadeem across broad range of training programmes including leadership, sales and customer service. The training was delivered to both our manufacturing and office staff and the courses have not only been informative but have dramatically changed their mind set and performance. The enthusiasm and positive energy that Nadeem brings creates the prefect environment for all learners to achieve and I wouldn’t hesitate in using SMART Way Forward again.”

Matthew Harrod
Sales Director, MH Goals
www.mhgoals.com

Track Academy by Connie Henry

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 by tim No Comments

“Thank you so much for running the leadership management training course last week. What can I say, it was just brilliant! I learnt so much about myself and the staff I work with. I was amazed at how Nadeem had discreetly arranged problem solving tasks/obstacles on his arrival without me even knowing, just so he could assess my approach, reactions and emotions ahead of delivering the course – incredible! Nadeem really sets the standard for how to deliver an excellent bespoke leadership training programme based on individual training needs.”

Yvonne Simpson
Project Coordinator, Track Academy by Connie Henry
www.trackacademy.co.uk

Dani Hill-Welter

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by tim No Comments

“On behalf of Bishops Stortford Running Club, I would like to thank you for the excellent marathon performance workshop you delivered for us on Saturday 1st December. I have had nothing but positive feedback from our members and we all thoroughly enjoyed the informative and engaging discussions. We hope to welcome you again at our club sometime soon.”

Dani Hill-Welter
Club Chair, Bishops Stortford Running Club
www.bsrc.org.uk

Jaime Webster

Posted on: October 20th, 2018 by tim No Comments

“Thank you to Nadeem from SMART Way Forward for delivering a brilliant coach development workshop on Nutrition, Hydration and Mental Preparation to some of our coaches, athletes and parents at Biggleswade AC. The workshop was very informative and Nadeem made it very interesting, engaging and fun. We look forward to welcoming Nadeem back to deliver even more workshops in the future!”

Jaime Webster
Coaching Secretary at Biggleswade AC
www.biggleswadeac.org.uk

Tim Kelly

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by tim No Comments

“Nadeem from SMART Way Forward recently delivered a coach development workshop to 20 of our athletics coaches at Bishops Stortford Running Club. The workshop was entitled ‘Planning for endurance performance’ with an emphasis on learning the essential running skills and drills required to help athletes improve results and stay injury free. We all found the workshop incredibly useful and motivating, and we will now put theory into practice to ensure we get the best from all our coaches and athletes at every training session and competition. Thanks Nadeem!”

Tim Kelly
UKA L2 Endurance Coach, Bishops Stortford Running Club
www.bsrc.org.uk

Preparation, training, strategy and mindset

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by tim No Comments

This coaching workshop is ideally targeted at coaches / managers from athletics or cycling who are working with athletes who are competing at a higher performance level (international or elite). It focuses on the planning and periodisation cycles leading up to major competition at National, International, European, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Preparation begins many years prior to the year, months, weeks and days leading up to competition day.

Specific areas covered will include; How to structure the correct training based upon existing form and performance, how to gradually build up and increase training and load, examples of the different type of training sessions given, striking the right balance between speed, speed endurance, aerobic, anaerobic training, interval work, strength training, the importance of recovery, injury prevention, building up confidence, mental toughness and executing the strategy during competition.

Effective presentation skills for sports coaches

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by tim No Comments

Like delivering any successful presentation, it all comes down to your preparation (physical and mental) prior to the day. This workshop looks at what to consider when delivering a memorable presentation / session and how to structure the content, with a fine balance between theory, practical, fun, checking for understanding and reviewing outcomes. Environment is equally important, as presenting in a lecture theatre, classroom, sports hall, playing field, sports pitch or athletics track are all completely different, so knowing what to consider beforehand and how to engage with your audience effectively is essential.

Delivering an effective training session – planning, periodisation and goal setting

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by tim No Comments

Coaches do more than just coach. This workshop looks at how coaches can consistently deliver engaging training sessions. It is not all about the athlete / players conduct, it is also about how the coach prepares before, during and after every training session. It reviews how to get the ‘buy in’ from your athletes and players at the start of each session, and the importance of knowing the person as well as the athlete / player. Realistic goal setting is equally important and this workshop highlights how to strike a good balance between planning, preparation, reward and recognition.

Identifying and nurturing talent, from grassroots through to elite

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by tim No Comments

This workshop will give you a brief insight into the signs, characteristics, personality, movement and body language to look out for when trying to spot potential sporting talent within a large group of children / youths. It looks at how you as a coach/tutor/teacher can spot potential talented athletes or players and how to encourage them, without coming across too pushy or applying too much pressure – which can then put them off or have an adverse effect. Therefore, it is important for children / youths to try a multitude of sports and older athletes/player to have a plan or structure before they eventually find their passion and pursue a route which could hopefully one day lead to them experiencing and achieving great success on a National / International level.

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