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How to Coach Disabled People in Sport

Broaden your skills and make your sport or physical activity sessions accessible to everyone

UK Coaching was formerly known as Sports Coach UK. We changed our name after expanding our support as an organisation. 

This workshop will give you the confidence and understanding to ensure your coaching is more inclusive.

It aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more accessible and more effective.

This workshop is a 'Minimum Standard for Active Coaches' requirement for many governing bodies of sport. The 'Minimum Standards for Active Coaches' are seen as the basic standard every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively.)

You will learn how to:

  • develop coaching strategies that encourage a welcome and inclusive introduction to sport and physical activity
  • select appropriate coaching activities for disabled people to suit their needs, including how to make minor adjustments to make your sessions more effective
  • communicate effectively with: deaf people, people who have difficulties with speech, visual impairments, a learning disability or a physical impairment
  • create a safe environment for everyone.

You will receive a copy of How to Coach Disabled People in Sport. The 44-page resource aims to answer the following questions:

  • What are the different impairment groups?
  • What is effective communication?
  • How can your coaching be adapted or modified to include disabled people?
  • How do you create an inclusive coaching environment?
  • What about competition?
  • What further support is out there?

The resource can then be used to guide you in your future coaching. For example, alongside the coaching programme of your governing body or local sports development programme as well as other UK Coaching workshops.
 

What People Think

It was great at helping you to think on your feet and be comfortable approaching disability. The tutor was brilliant, very experienced and enthusiastic and did a great job of dispelling the taboo around disabilities.

Farah Rehman, Sports Development Officer, Link4Life
 

Information for Organisations

Want to arrange this workshop for a group of 6 people or more?

If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange for one of our tutors to deliver the session. We will help market the event too if you want us to.

Workshop fee £225 (for up to 25 learners) plus £4.99 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

Format

2-hour workshop.

Number of learners

A minumum of 6 and a maximum of 25 people.

Delivery methord

Theory.

Target audience Anyone who works with disabled participants, whether a coach, sports leader, activator, development officer or volunteer. The workshop will help to widen their experience of working with people of all abilities.

Accompanying learning materials

A 44-page How to Coach Disabled People in Sport workbook for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge and refer to in their future coaching. 

 

We will do most of the hard work. We will send you the accompanying learning materials; our trainer will run the session and we will email your learners their certificates after the event. 

But here are the things you will need to do to ensure your learners have an enjoyable experience.

Book a space

A meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (at least 12 x 12 metres). The workshop will also require space for a practical to be carried out, for example a half/full sports hall. All venues must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users). Where possible, a room with WIFI connectivity would be preferable. Please supply the login and password details to the tutor, where applicable.

Communicate with your learners and take bookings

We will market the event on our site if you want us to. But you will also need to invite your people or advertise the event through your own communications. You will need to make sure it’s easy for people to book on the event and you will need to take bookings and issue booking confirmations.

Arrange equipment

Screen or laptop and data projector, flip chart, paper and pens are required. Internet access would be beneficial.

 

UK Coaching partner organisations can deliver this workshop under licence.

This option gives you more flexibility and savings if you have an in-house trainer. 

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

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