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uk athletics backs first ever uk coaching week 

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Coaching week
4 June 2018 


UK Athletics is showing its support of great coaching as part of the first ever Coaching Week, which launches today, Monday 4 June.

To mark the launch of Coaching Week, UK Coaching, the lead agency for coaching in the UK; with a mission to put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport, has unveiled its principles of ‘Great Coaching’ which support everyone in the UK to recognise and celebrate when great coaching is taking place.

Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of UK Coaching, revealed that over a 12-month period, 9.3 million adults in the UK received coaching. The majority found coaching to be an overwhelmingly positive experience; one which was enjoyable, motivational and contributed positively to improving their physical health and mental well-being.

As a result, UK Coaching is helping to clarify the meaning of great coaching to the public, and working with agencies within sport to prioritise the importance of understanding the needs and aspirations of each individual when coaching.

The Principles of Great Coaching are centred on the acronym PEOPLE and have been designed to help people who are coached, coaches and the wider general public understand what great coaching is.

UK Coaching’s Principles of Great Coaching are:

Person-centred
E
mpowering
O
rganised
P
ositive
L
earning
E
ngaging

The Principles will be launched during Coaching Week, which is running from the 4-10 June and is a UK-wide week-long celebration of great coaching.

UK Coaching is working alongside a range of partners and national governing bodies of sport, including UK Athletics to deliver a week that provides an annual platform to empower athletes and coaches to celebrate great coaching.

To mark Coaching Week, UK Coaching and UK Athletics is inviting people across the UK to share when and where they have experienced great coaching, and to recognise their own coach for practising UK Coaching’s Principles of Great Coaching by presenting them with a #GreatCoaching certificate, available from the UK Coaching website.