UK Coaching Conference

The first ever UK Coaching Conference takes place at Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh from 26-27 June, delivered by UK Coaching, hosted by sportscotland and supported by all sports council partners across the UK.

Modelling the very best in personalised learning, aimed at the whole range of roles involved in the coaching sector, this will be the ultimate event of 2018.

This event is for:

  • People who are coaching others in sport and physical activity
  • Coaching system workforce
  • Coach development workforce
  • Senior decision makers in sport and physical activity

Recognising 2018 as Scotland’s Year of the Young Person, the event theme is Coaching: The Next Generation.

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By attending the event you can benefit from five key outcomes guaranteed to boost your learning and embed into your daily practise whatever your role in the UK’s coaching family.

  • How coaching can develop positive attitudes to physical activity
  • How coaching in sport is a vehicle to develop confidence in young people
  • How coaching in sport can support young people to achieve positive outcomes
  • How coaching in sport enables social and community development
  • How to recognise great coaching and how to develop the right behaviours, knowledge, skills and experience

The conference also provides information, best practice and invaluable networking covering topics including:

  • How to progress in coaching as a career
  • How to involve young people into coaching roles
  • Understanding the growing child (physical development)
  • Duty of care

All this and more: to help you on your conference journey, you can be connected to one of our special Conference Coaches to help shape the very best learning experience for you.

Keynote Speakers

Judy Murray – Supporting the next generation through coaching
Judy Murray is a former Scottish international tennis player with 64 national titles to her name. She became Scottish National Coach in 1995, the same year that she became the first woman to pass the Lawn Tennis Association’s Performance Coach Award. She initiated the Scottish Development School programme which ultimately produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed Cup player, including her Grand-Slam-winning sons, Jamie and Andy.

In 2011 Judy was appointed Captain of the British Fed Cup Team and used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women’s tennis across players and coaches.

Judy has developed several tennis initiatives including Miss-Hits, a starter programme for girls age 5 to 8, Tennis on the Road, which takes tennis into remote and deprived parts of Scotland, and, most recently, She Rallies, a programme with the LTA, to encourage more women and girls into tennis across the UK.

Gori Yahaya – digitising to reach the next generation
Gori Yahaya is the Head of Training and Development for the Digital Garage from Google. He has over 10 years of experience consulting and training many SMEs, charities, business owners, entrepreneurs and students on how to boost their digital skills and harness the power of the internet and Google tools effectively to drive growth for their business.

Emma Doyle – Reflection Session

Emma is a world-renown motivation and activation speaker. Her mission is to help people discover their inner coach and live the best story of their lives. Through her keynote speaking, mentoring, coaching and consultancy, she has inspired over 100,000 players, coaches, teams and corporates in the past 20 years.

Emma is a Tennis Australia High Performance Coach with a strong background as a touring professional, a talent development coach and was the Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain. Her pioneering approach to communication and coaching encourages deeper longer-term thinking about the self, and provides individuals with the tools to better understand how they use their language to bring out the best in themselves, enrich their own lives, as well as engage and empower others.

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