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York St John and North Yorkshire Sport to host coaching seminar

York St John University has joined forces with North Yorkshire Sport to bring a Coaching Insights seminar to York on 6 December, where coaches and would-be coaches will get the chance to hear from, interrogate and network with four leading coaching minds. 

The partnership between York St John and North Yorkshire Sport will enable future local sports stars receive the best possible grounding by ensuring that their coaches are exposed to the latest ideas in sports coaching. The aim of the seminar is to get coaches out of their sport and work comfort zones, hear new ideas and debate them with their counterparts. The seminar has been arranged by national sporting publication The Leisure Review.

Peter Taylor, Coach Development Manager at North Yorkshire Sport, explained:

“All too often sports coaches work so hard on their primary role, improving the performance of the people they coach, that they forget their own development. The Coaching Insight programme aims to inform, entertain and challenge our coaches and encourage them to take ideas back to their coaching contexts.”

Sarah Hawley, YSJActive Development Officer at York St John University, added:

“At the University we have a commitment to the development of the region’s coaches, both as part of our taught programmes and in the community. The Leisure Review is one of the leading publications writing about coaching in the UK and their Coaching Insight seminars have helped develop coaches across the country. We are excited to host a seminar here in York.”

Professor Andy Smith, an expert in exercise and sports science at York St John University will form part of the panel of speakers on 6 December. He will look at what the future holds for sport and its coaches and consider what skills and behaviours they will need to develop as society changes. Other speakers include Rob Brierley, who works for the Scottish Rugby Union developing and mentoring aspiring internationals, Lindsy Gray from Doncaster based social enterprise ‘Active Fusion’ who use activities like parkour and dodgeball to engage young people who are turned off by traditional sports, and Helen Whitrod Brown who will explain how a national supermarket chain is transforming its business using coaching techniques on a day-to-day basis.

The seminar takes place on Tuesday 6 December from 7.00pm-9.30pm in De Grey Court lecture theatre at York St John University. The event is free and open to coaches or those with an interest in sport. For more information and to book please visit http://bit.ly/NYORKCI You will need to register on the North Yorkshire Sport website if you are not already a member.

If you have any questions about the event or need assistance to book, please contact Sarah Hawley at York St John University on T: 01904 876300 or E: ysjactive@yorksj.ac.uk

For further press information please contact Amy Hall, PR & Communications Officer on T: 01904 876466 or E: a.hall@yorksj.ac.uk


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