Herts Coach Education Week 2020

The Herts Sports Partnership’s annual Coach Education Week is back and ready to train a workforce of coaches across Hertfordshire for 2020. Taking place between 15th and 23rd February, the half term week aims to support and develop sport and physical activity workforces to be suitably qualified in their quest to lead a healthier and more active county.

A wide range of partners have engaged with this year’s programme including UK Coaching, the Hertfordshire Sports Village Sport and Performance Team, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Hatfield based charity Pro Action, mental health charity Mind, the Herts Disability Sports Foundation and various leisure operators. Together, they bring a collection of more than fifty workshops for coaches, instructors and teachers alike.

This year’s programme also offers a number of learning opportunities from guest lecturers including Chris Parr, Saracens Rugby Partnerships Manager addresses their Wolfpack Culture on Monday 17th February, and Mel Mansfield, the University of Hertfordshire’s own netball Head Coach.

Coach Education Week 2020 organiser Chris Samways is proud to have brought together a programme with such fantastic opportunities for Hertfordshire coaches. Chris said;

“Evidence shows that people who are coached are more likely to stay engaged and be active. We want to develop a workforce of coaches who can motivate and encourage people to be active, by providing a range of free and paid opportunities. We are striving to meet the training needs that not only covers technical coaching knowledge and skills but marketing, mental health and disability awareness, these are all key elements in creating a physical activity and sport sector that meets the needs of all in Hertfordshire.”  

Organised by the Hertfordshire Music Service and partners, 2020 celebrates the Hertfordshire Year of Culture – with a specific focus on Skills Development and Volunteering during February.

Chris continued:

“We are proud to be able to widen the scope of courses to accommodate provisions for the Hertfordshire Year of Culture – after such a successful Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity in 2018, we hope that next year will encourage creatives in dance, drama and other arts to engage with coach education, too.”

For more information, to view the programme and to book on to a course, visit Coach Education Week.