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UK Coaching Team
Inclusive

Inclusive Coaching: Disability

Open the door to sport and physical activity for everyone

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

Improve your ability to coach sport for disabled people by becoming a more inclusive coach.

Attend this workshop to enhance your range of coaching skills and gain the knowledge and confidence to create an inclusive environment for people of all abilities.

You will:

  • learn the basic elements of classifications in disability sport
  • get to grips with participant pathways for disabled participants
  • gain additional knowledge by reflecting on your, and other attendees’, past experiences
  • learn how to make appropriate modifications, adaptations and progressions to a planned session to include all participants.
     

You will receive a copy of Inclusive Coaching: Disability to guide you in your future coaching. The 40-page booklet includes sections on:

  • Understanding inclusion and the inclusion spectrum
  • An introduction to the STEPS framework. How modifying the Space, Task, Equipment, People and Speed of activities according to the specific abilities and needs of the individuals in the group will help you develop more inclusive activities within sessions
  • Top tips on communication and coaching style and health and safety
  • Activities to help you apply your newfound knowledge to your sport and your own coaching – designed to get you to think about some of the key issues coaches must get to grips with as they work towards inclusive coaching practices.
     

What Coaches Think

The Inclusive Coaching: Disability workshop was good because it wasn’t set at too high a level. I’m new to this sphere of work and it was set at [addressing] individual needs. It was something that has inspired me to better things. It was a great networking opportunity to meet other professionals in this area and to meet people with other ideas.

John Bar, Activity Leader
 

It gave me the confidence to go out and coach disabled people and the understanding that it is probably easier than people might think. Skills and games can be adapted that you already use, just maybe simplified or changed slightly to make them more inclusive. It was a good balance of theory and practical. I know other workshops are a lot of theory and writing and not much hands-on.

Callum Aitchison, Multi-Skills Coach
 

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 £275 (for up to 25 learners) plus £12.99 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

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

Format

3-hour workshop. Includes a practical element so you will have the chance to put into practice what you learn in the first part of the workshop.

Number of learners

A minumum of 6 and a maximum of 25 people.

Delivery methord

Theory and practical workshop.

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 40-page Inclusive Coaching: Disability workbook for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge or refer to.

 

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).

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.

Additional information

This workshop is ideally delivered with the involvement of disabled people to participate in the practical. There is also a brief pre-course exercise to complete prior to arrival at the workshop – a session plan, lasting no more than 10 minutes. This can either include a disabled person in the coaching session or not. Delegates should bring a training drill they use on a regular basis and the relevant kit to be able to deliver this drill to five people. Workshop organisers are responsible for ensuring delegates are aware of this.

 

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.

We will definitely be running the Inclusive Coaching: Disability workshop again, and I would thoroughly recommend it to other CSPs. It was well received by the coaches and proved to be an informative and practical course.

Karen Williams, Coaching Development Manager, County Durham Sport
 

Our partners put on our workshops across the UK. They will put on a workshop near to you if enough people express interest. 

If you live in England, get in touch with your County Sports Partnership to register your interest.  VIsit the CSPN to find your CSP.

sportscotlandSport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland run our workshops outside of England and advertise our workshops on their own websites.