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2013 Peninsula Coaching Development Day Supporting the development of coaches from grassroots to elite Sunday 21st April ď‚&#x; UCP Marjon, Plymouth

www.activedevon.org/conference 2013 www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/coach-development


Introduction The opportunity to refresh existing skills, develop new ones share ideas with like-minded enthusiastic coaches are fundamental to a coach delivering high quality sessions to enhance participants enjoyment and sense of achievement, making it more likely they will continue to play sport. I am sure we would all agree that excellent coaching is important at all levels and this is especially important in meeting the surge of interest by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Peninsula Coaching Development Day provides an exceptional professional development programme for coaches who have a thirst for knowledge and skills and are proactive in taking ownership of their own development. We have an excellent line up of presenters and coach educators from across the sporting spectrum, all of whom are looking forward to sharing their wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise with you. Please book early to avoid disappointment

Conference Programme 09:00 09:30 09:40 10:25 10:45 11:15 11:30 13:00 14:00 15:30 15:45 17:15

Arrival and Registration Opening Address Key Note Address 1 Key Note Address 2 Coaches Q&A Transition Workshop 1 Networking Lunch Workshop 2 Transition Workshop 3 / Continuation of Workshop 2 (where appropriate) Finish and Depart

Key Note Address Jason Lee Great Britain and England Hockey Head Coach (Women’s) Olympic Games: 1992, 1996 (Athlete) / 2004, 2008, 2012 (Men’s Head Coach) Champions Trophy: 2012 Silver Medal European Championships: 2009 Gold Medal / 2011 Bronze Medal Jason has just been appointed Head Coach to the England Women’s hockey team and will be responsible for taking them to the 2016 Games in Rio. Before this Jason was Head Coach of the England Hockey Men’s Team. London 2012 was Jason’s 3rd Olympic Games as Head Coach having led Great Britain to a ninth place finish at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and a fifth place finish Beijing in 2008. As a former international player, Jason made his international debut for England at 19 and represented GB at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He retired from playing after the 1998 World Cup and embarked on a coaching career with Loughborough Students and England. When he led GB in to the Athens Olympics he was just 33 and one of the youngest national coaches in British sport. Jason was introduced to hockey by his hockey loving mum, starting a trend in which the sport became very much a family affair. Jason’s wife Laura, a teacher, played over a hundred times for Ireland, and his sister Lisa was a club mate of the former England star Jane Sixsmith at Sutton Coldfield. As a coach of Loughborough Students he took them from the bottom of the Midlands League to the top end of the National Premier League in just six years. Jason resigned from Loughborough after the team failed to win the Premiership Final against Reading in 2003. In 2006, he led England to an impressive fifth place at the World Cup, six positions above their pre-tournament ranking of 11. Lee’s England then clinched the European Championship title for the very first time in 2009 and a Champions Trophy silver medal followed in 2010. The side missed out on the medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games despite not losing a match. Defeat on penalties to India in the semi-final was followed by more penalty heartbreak against New Zealand in the bronze medal match. A year later, he guided England


to European bronze in the summer of 2011 before the team came together as GB to compete at the 2011 Champions Trophy in Auckland where they finished sixth.

Key Note Address 2 David O'Brien' the international speaker and endurance athlete who specialises in gaining optimal nutrition will also be giving a key note ‘Fuel the Body For Repair’ 38 Marathons, Over 400 races worldwide, ’95 Gay Byrne Survival Show. ’97 Seven Highest Peaks in Ireland, ’98 & 2000 Marathon de Sables, 2002 RTE Treasure Island. 2010 – Four x 250k Deserts, Atacama - Chile, Gobi – China, Sahara – Egypt and Antarctica. 17 years taking Juice PLUS+® and hundreds of races around the world later, he has never picked up an injury. As he says himself, "Fuelling the body for repair" while helping others to do the same, has given him not just an Irish but an international JP+® business as well.

Workshops and Seminars W1 Developing Ideas for your Coaching through Creativity and Innovation  The presentation aims to highlight the importance of adopting a philosophy of creativity and innovation in sports coaching. Coaches need to recognise there is clear evidence that they are the most significant influence on continued participation. By developing engaging, dynamic, innovative and creative active environments there is more likelihood they will be equally measured by enjoyment, retention, development and performance. This is an interactive session designed to challenge those attending and encourage a new way of thinking. Richard Cheetham – Senior Lecturer, Winchester University Richard is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester. His approach to teaching has been recognised by achieving the University Chancellors Award in 2010 and was short listed for the Times Higher Education award for Teaching Innovation. His coaching philosophy is a belief in practice which encourages creativity and innovation from the coach. Previous conference presentations in 2012 have been for Sport Coach UK and British Cycling. He has worked with the GB Olympic Handball team in preparation for London 2012 and is a Coach Educator for London South and Hampshire RFU. .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W2 RAMPing up Performance  (was formerly Stronger, Fitter, Better) This workshop explores the intricacies of developing an optimal warm up framework. Delegates will learn how to implement strength & conditioning type warm up that both potentiates performance and prevents injury. Delegates will practise a range of strength conditioning techniques and understand the scientific rationale behind them. Charlie Legg – Head Strength Conditioner, Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team Charlie is currently the Head Strength Conditioner for Plymouth Raiders Professional basketball team and is the Lead Strength Conditioning Coach (Plymouth) for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). He is in the last year of study for MSc in Strength Conditioning at St Marys London. Charlie is the Program Leader for Strength Conditioning & Sports Coaching foundation degree at Plymouth City College and also Head Football coach at Exeter City Development Centre. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W3 Mental Toughness – The Theory and Application   This workshop starts with an overview of what mental toughness is followed by associated theories and their application. This workshop will revolve around several experiments, videos and functional examples for discussion, finishing with how mental toughness can be enhanced. Jon Rhodes – High Performance Training Jon has worked as a performance consultant in a variety of sports and with the National Governing Bodies in premiership football, rugby, golf, judo and more recently with London 2012 Olympic fencers. Jon runs a sports science consultancy business, High Performance Training, which links with elite sports clubs/athletes around the world to help athletes reach their potential through a holistic training approach. Jon currently manages the performance (S&C, psychology, performance lifestyle…) and research programmes with the cadet, junior and senior International performance programme at Truro Fencing Club. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


W4 Planning and sharing coaching sessions with your players and coaches  The benefits for coaches to be able to animate and share their sessions, practises, formations and set plays with their players and fellow coaches are endless. This iGamePlanner workshop will show you how you can do this quickly and easily in order to maximise these benefits. The session will also show how as coaches progress and develop they can use the iGamePlanner software to improve their game day management and cover game analysis, team and player management, fixtures and team selection, post-match player and team analysis, plus much more. This workshop would be particularly useful for all Team Sport Coaches, whether they work in grassroots or in a performance environment. David Day (Managing Director) and Andrew Quick (Technical Director) from GamePlanner Limited For over 12 years they have been creating top quality sports animation software. During that time they have worked with coaches at all levels, from grass roots through to professional, providing the tools they require to do the job. One of the greatest challenges of any coach is communicating with players. Ensuring players understand their role within the team structure can be difficult as individuals vary in their learning styles. GamePlanner animation helps coaches get their message across, saving time in training and preparation, creating success on the field! .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W5 Effective footwork – the platform for excellent performance in a variety of sports  Boxing, in its most simple form requires effective footwork for success. No matter what ‘style’ of boxer, the most successful have mastered the art of excellent footwork to suit their individual style. Speed, power and elusiveness are all qualities found in successful performers across a variety of sports. The objective of this session is to take a closer look at some of the methods used in developing footwork for boxing and to explore the possibilities of transferring ideas and methods of training to other sports. Neil Hosking – Devonport ABC & Tavistock College For the past 4 years Neil has been working as a PE teacher at Tavistock Community College. His route in to teaching was partly inspired by his sporting background as an amateur and professional boxer. He started boxing at 11 years of age and competed for 22 years. He boxed in 80 amateur and 3 professional contests, winning 4 combined services heavyweight titles (during RAF service). In 1998 he won the national senior ABA heavyweight title, represented England twice at multi nation’s tournaments and was ranked no.1 in GB. His coaching methods have been developed through working with a variety of coaches at different levels. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W6 Nutrition for Fitness, Performance and Recovery – Juice Plus+  Most of us have no idea of the damage that really occurs in our body when we push ourselves to the limit, but from our cells’ perspective, it’s clear that exercise can be a major source of inflammation, cellular trauma, and oxidative stress; along side we don’t know what we eat, labels are misleading, supplements are praised. Most coaches are brilliant in supporting performance, but what about fast recovery and staying fit without damage? The workshop focuses on the nutritional and whole food supplements and provides a thorough training for sports coaches in the right nutrition approach, as well as the latest research linked to sports performance, sports recovery and anti-oxidants and right diet. David O’Brien David O'Brien' the international speaker and endurance athlete who specialises in gaining optimal nutrition will also be giving a key note ‘Fuel the Body For Repair’. Dave is an extraordinary person with a unique perspective on exercise, nutrition and health. Empowering people to take more ownership and responsibility for their own health and that of their families. Carol Wilcox Carol comes from a business background, owning her first business at the age of 17. She has always had a big interest in the importance of ‘eating for prevention’ and this has become a passion now to share her knowledge with others since losing 2 friends to cancer. Her philosophy – One Body – One life – How Will You Look after Yours! Derek Brunt Derek has a background in dairy farming having set up and developed dairy herds in the Middle East. He soon learnt that cows are only interested in 2 things - their comfort and their nutrition, get that right and you have happy cows. This led him to study nutrition and nutritional science for the last 20 years. He now shares this knowledge in presentations and workshops. .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


W7 Performance Taping – Tape the movement not the muscle  Kinesiology Taping assists and improves the body’s natural healing process. This workshop will show how to Tape entire “movement chains” to reduce fatigue and enhance muscle activation and also how exactly performance taping improves athletic performance. Sarah Catlow (Senior Lecturer, UCP Marjon) Sarah is Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport Therapy and the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise degrees at UCP MARJON. Sarah has been working in sport for 16 years. She has worked with a variety of different sports from the recreational athlete to the International athlete. She has also worked with many teams which include professional basketball, rugby, ice hockey and football teams. She currently works with Plymouth Argyle FC Youth Squads and the UCP MARJON Plymouth Raiders basketball squad. Sarah also spends time working with athletes from a variety of sports including; triathletes, runners, netball players, badminton players and volleyball players. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

W8 Engaging and Re-engaging People in and through Sport  This workshop looks at how we can harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to encourage less-active children and adults to do more physical activity and engage in sport. Using current opportunities and good practice already existing in Devon and Cornwall, we will examine how by understanding participant needs, planning and delivering informal, sociable and welcoming sessions it is possible to involve the participants in reflecting on their progress and achievements to keep them coming back week after week, improving as they go with little or no technical coaching. Natasha Howard, Cornwall Sports Partnership Natasha has worked in Sports Development for 10 years as a National Governing Body Officer and for the Cornwall Sports Partnership. She is a Level 2 Netball Coach, Umpire, Assessor and volunteers as Chair of Cornwall Netball Association. Her job role involves managing and developing a number of high profile events and offering advice and support to sports clubs and organisations. A current focus is on managing partnerships with National Governing Bodies and in particular assisting with developing opportunities for their informal sports participation programmes. Supported by NGB Staff who deliver local informal participation projects ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W9 Strength Training to run faster  Running uses muscles in a very specific fashion. This workshop will concentrate on exercises that will enhance a runners’ speed. This will progress from body weight, to dumbbell to weight lifting variations. Each progression will be based on the previous exercise. It will be practical, and challenging to your co-ordination. James Marshall – Excelsior James is a highly experienced coach and owner of Excelsior Athletic Training. James trains athletes from many different sports. He has developed players from recreational level to full International and Olympians. He is the author of Training Young Athletes, as well as the Excelsior eBook series. He delivers level 1, 2 and 3 Strength and conditioning qualifications across the UK. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W10 Run England - Fresh Ideas to Boost your Group  The session will look at basic drills and exercises to improve the agility, balance and coordination of runners and reduce the onset of injuries. The focus will be on activities that can be delivered to beginner runners with no/limited equipment in a typical Run England setting. We will also explore session ideas and how these can be developed and progressed to add variety and enhance the experience of the runner and also to progress the runner to the next level. Charlotte Fisher (Run England Area Coordinator (Midlands & South West)) Charlotte is a Level 4 Endurance Coach, with over 20 years coaching experience. She has experience of working with a wide range of runners from absolute beginners, athletes with a learning disability, women only group, etc, through to age group national champions at steeplechase, 5000 metres and the 2011 U23 European Cross-country silver medallist. Charlotte currently works on the England Athletics National Coach Development Programme, mentors coaches at local level and is a tutor on the Leader in Running Fitness course. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W11 Rowing – Introduction to Writing Training Programmes  This workshop will give leaners an introduction on how to write a training programme. Although aimed at rowing coaches, the principles can be applied to make relevant to your own sport. By the end of the workshop learners will be able to understand the need to structure a training programme, be able to identify the key


components of a programme and know where to access further training. Leaners will be able to use SMARTer goal setting as a tool for developing a structured programme and produce an outline structured plan including testing. Delivered by British Rowing Coach Education Team .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W12 Hockey - Developing Offensive Skills  A good deal of hockey specific training currently revolves around ‘decision rich’ environments where athletes need to apply their skills perceptually. A knowledge and interpretation of small unit play principles is central to athletes being able to execute a number of skills under pressure and is most significant in developing and applying a coaches’ playing philosophy. This is a two part work-shop which initially on the pitch will seek to demonstrate how principles appropriate in 1v1 attacking scenarios underpin all small unit play. It will be developed into an examination of various numerical situations in small unit play progressing to defensive overload. The second part of the session will be in the seminar room where video analysis of England Senior teams will be used to enrich understanding and reinforce principles discussed. Martin Rodgers – England Hockey Board Martin played junior international hockey himself, is a level 4 coach and has 30 years of teaching experience as Head of Department and pastoral carer in Exeter. He has worked for England Hockey as a coaching consultant for over 20 years. He has coached at men’s and women’s junior world cups (both achieving their highest finishes at that time) and has worked at various times with seniors and all NAGS age groups to U16 level with both sexes. His most recent appointments were as Head Coach to the U21 and U18 women’s programmes before being appointed U21 Men’s Head Coach in 2011 to present. Martin has vast experience as a coach educator and since 2009 has been working full time for the England Hockey Board as a National Performance Centre Head Coach overseeing South and Birmingham regions. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W13 Rugby Union - Continuity in Attack  This workshop will develop the coach’s understanding of the principles of play and how to incorporate these principles in to practices while maintaining continuity in attack with ball in hand. The coach will be more effective in assisting players at youth levels (13 – 18) to understand the concepts of the contact area and not just contact skills. The course will also challenge traditional methods of coaching the contact area, develop an understanding of high tempo attack and the benefits and dangers, explore passing and offloading from the ball carrier, explore ball retention skills and use from different breakdown situations, develop the support lines of the attacking players to maximise continuity in attack with the ball in hand and new ideas for game-based coaching approaches to maximise learning. Delivered by Devon and Cornwall Community Rugby Coach Team ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W14 Rugby Union – Defence in Phase Play  This workshop will develop the coach’s understanding of defensive structures from phase play, and help to devise practices to assist in the implementation of the structure with players at youth levels (13 – 18). The workshop will also help coaches to establish a defence philosophy, enable coaches to be in a position to emphasis to their players the importance of communication and the principle leaders of the defence, enable coaches to focus their players not only to a system but also the responsibility to identify and adjust to the primary attacking threat, enable coaches to work with players to align the defence with appropriate lateral spacing at the breakdown, enable coaches to highlight to players the importance of recognising the team members either side and to space accordingly to prevent mismatches in speed or tackle ability and enable coaches to work players in mini units in order to keep tight control, identify a system of folding in defence and new ideas for game-based coaching approaches to maximise learning. Delivered by Devon and Cornwall Community Rugby Coach Team ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W15 Introduction to the FUNdamentals of Movement  Fine-tune your observational and analytical skills to coach good movement patterns – whether for a specific sport or in multi-skill sessions. Help your youngsters to master the fundamental techniques of movement – from stability to rhythm and from acceleration to jumping and kicking. This is an accredited Sports Coach UK workshop. Julian Wills – sports coach UK Julian has worked and coached in the leisure industry for over 20 years, specifically working in sports development for 15 years. He has worked strategically at community through to national level, and has coached recreational participants through to international triathletes.


Julian is currently a lead tutor for Sports Coach UK, and is a part-time lecturer at Truro College. He has previously held the positions of British Paratriathlon Manager, sported Regional Manager and is currently the College Sports Maker at Truro and Penwith College. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W16 Making Practice Fun – Game Based Learning  This workshop will look at how coaches can plan and instruct meaningful and worthwhile games, maximising player learning and enjoyment. This session will look at the 6 key elements of Training Games for Understanding (game form, game appreciation, tactical awareness, decision making, skill execution and performance) and how you can incorporate them into net/wall, invasion, striking/fielding and target game-based learning sessions. Martin Dighton – Team Leader of Dorset Skills Team, The FA Martin has been coaching professionally for over 10 years and his currently FA Skills Team Leader in Dorset within The FA Tesco Skills Programme. The Skills Programme is led by The FA and works solely with children aged 5-11 years old in school, club and Skills Centre scenarios. Martin has coached within county FA development centres in recent years plus full-time within a professional club’s community and centre of excellence programmes and has also been tutoring the FA Youth Award Module 1 for the last 18 months which involves working with both grassroots and professional coaches in Dorset. Jason Wood – Multi-Sport Activity Leader Qualification Tutor, Active Devon Jason has been involved in sports coaching around East Devon for 20 years. He is a Level 2 coach at Tennis and Cricket and has previously worked as a Community Multi-skills and Cricket Coach for Active Devon. At present Jason delivers workshops in inclusion, behaviour management, video analysis, multi-skills and sports leadership around the South West as part of his company, Digital Sports Education. Alongside this he works as a specialist PE Teaching assistant at the King’s School in Ottery St Mary and Development Co-ordinator for Active Devon. .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W17 Developing the Whole Judo Player  This session is aimed at current Judo coaches who are looking to implement creative and innovative ideas in to their sessions in order to develop each player’s potential. Judo can often struggle to ‘think outside the box’ with regards to non-traditional methods of coaching, so this workshop will aim to provide coaches with some extra tools to help to maximise the potential of both junior and senior judoka. Practices from other sports and generic multi-sport environments will be considered as part of this re-validation opportunity. Alan Kimber Alan (6th Dan) is widely regarding within Judo circles across the country, but particularly in the South-West. Following a successful career as a competitor at a national level; he is perhaps best known for his influential role within Plymouth Judo Club, where he has been the Chairman and coach for a number of years. Alan also holds the position of Chairman of the Devon County Judo Association, where he is able to advise on competitions, gradings, examinations, and technical development. His influence does not stop there however, as he is also part of the British Judo Association Western Area’s technical committee, which involves overseeing coaching, education and performance work at a variety of levels. Alan is also a Senior National Referee, and won the Senior Referee of the Year Award at the British Judo Association’s Annual Awards Dinner in 2011. Sandra Klinger – British Judo Association Sandra is the new BJA Technical Office responsible for the South West. She has a high level coaching degree from the Coaches Academy of the University of Cologne in Germany. For the last 6 years she has worked as the National Coach for Cadets for the German Judo Federation and as the Head Coach for Women for the Olympic Training Centre in Frankfurt/Oder. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W18 7 Speed Training Essentials   Running is a complex process, and is even more complex to coach well. This workshop will break running down into 7 key components and provide drills to enhance each area. The workshop will highlight what to look for and improve your “coach’s eye” when working with athletes from all sports. James Marshall – Excelsior James is a highly experienced coach and owner of Excelsior Athletic Training. James trains athletes from many different sports. He has developed players from recreational level to full International and Olympians. He is the author of Training Young Athletes, as well as the Excelsior eBook series. He delivers level 1, 2 and 3 Strength and conditioning qualifications across the UK. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


W19 Using iTechnology in your Coaching   There are many aspects of coaching that can be aided by the use of technology. This session will take participants through equipment, software and apps that range from expensive, technical lab-based tools through to highly accessible, free instruments that with a minimum degree of experience can add another dimension to a coach’s engagement with an athlete. Participants will be invited to experience a ‘hands on’ approach to some of the technology available and are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices. Ben Jane – Senior Lecturer, UCP Marjon Since 2009 Ben has been working as a Lecturer at UCP Marjon where he teaches exercise physiology, fitness instruction, exercise referral and strength & conditioning on a range of sport and exercise related degree courses and is a regular user of technology for teaching and learning. He is passionate about finding the right tool for the right job even if this means not using any technology at all. Stuart Taylor – Senior Lecturer, UCP Marjon Stuart Taylor is a qualified teacher of Physical Education and Programme Leader of the Bed Physical Education degree where he looks to use a variety of technology to develop both teacher and pupil learning. He has a ‘feet on the ground’ approach to use of technology both in teaching and coaching environments. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

W20 Coaching for Peak Performance  This workshop starts with a brief explanation of how periodisation fits into Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and why it is a vital tool in athletic development. This workshop will then go on to introduce templates for coaches to use to design yearly macrocycles. Jon Rhodes – High Performance Training Jon has worked as a performance consultant in a variety of sports and with the National Governing Bodies in premiership football, rugby, golf, judo and more recently with London 2012 Olympic fencers. Jon runs a sports science consultancy business, High Performance Training, which links with elite sports clubs/athletes around the world to help athletes reach their potential through a holistic training approach. Jon currently manages the performance (S&C, psychology, performance lifestyle…) and research programmes with the cadet, junior and senior International performance programme at Truro Fencing Club.

 Practical Workshop

 Interactive Seminar

 Session 2 and 3 combined


2013 Peninsula Coaching Development Day