Kent Sport Mentors
In partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University and Sports Lab we are delighted to announce a series of coach mentor seminars aimed at developing the Kent Sport Mentor Network. Utilising the expertise of leaders in the field of coach support and sport science you have the opportunity to attend four seminars that will enlighten, inspire and motivate you to get the best from yourselves and any coaches that you may support now or in the future.
- Emotional Intelligence & Sport Coaching: Implications for Coach Mentors - Monday 15th June 7-9.00pm
Dr Mark Uphill, Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, and HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist will explore Emotional Intelligence in an interactive session, and help you reflect on the implications for coaching and mentoring.
- Coach Mentoring, Listening & Communication - Saturday 12th September 10-1pm (including buffet lunch)
Listening and Communication skills will be led by Dr Katie Dray, a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching Science and an active netball coach.
- Skill Acquisition: Considerations for Coach Mentors -Friday 20th November 7-9.00pm
Skill acquisition – what does the evidence say? Dr Jon Swain, a Senior Lecturer in sport psychology, sport and exercise science and an active tennis coach, will provide an insight into current thinking about skill acquisition and performance, and ideas which you can consider when mentoring.
To confirm your place please contact Lucy Cassell, Assistant Coaching Coordinator: L.G.Cassell@kent.ac.uk | 01227 824395
Kent Sport Connect:ed Program
Kent Sport Connect:ed is a programme of workshops aiming to enhance your continuous professional development. They organise a wide range of courses which are open to everyone - coaches, volunteers, committee members, teachers or anyone with an interest in improving their knowledge and skills in the field of youth coaching, safeguarding, disability sport, performance coaching, equal opportunities in sport, effective communication and a lot more.
Inclusion month (June) special offer – attend two disability focused workshops, get a third free (cheapest workshop is free). Eligible workshops below are marked with *
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children – 20 May – 6.30-9.30pm – Medway (£36)
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children – 28 May – 6-9pm – Ashford (£36)
- How to Coach Disabled People – 4 June – 7-9pm – Folkestone* (£30)
- Autism and Sport – 9 June – 6.30-9.30pm – Gravesend* (£36)
- Equity in Your Coaching – 18 June – 6.30-9.30pm – Maidstone* (£36)
- Active Kids For All – Inclusive Community Training - 19 June - 6.30-9.30pm - Sandwich* (£10)
- Effective Communications: Coaching Deaf People in Sport – 26 June – 6.30-9.30pm – Sittingbourne* (36)
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children – 6 July – 6.30-9.30pm – Broadstairs (£36)
Winning Mindsets with Thomas Sport
Kent Cricket partners Thomas International Sport who provide assessments that empower athletes, coaches and managers to achieve excellence through understanding of behavioural and emotional traits, have extended their support of the Club to include sponsorship of an upcoming dinner with the Australian legend.
The services provided by Thomas International Sport have proven so valuable that Kent Cricket has extended their use. Kent Cricket High Performance Director Simon Willis is a leading proponent and said: “The partnership with Thomas Sport has worked incredibly well for us, with the insights allowing our athletes to perform at a higher, more consistent level.”
The Club and Thomas Sport are currently promoting a ‘Winning Mindsets masterclass’, at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, on Wednesday 3 June.
The interactive seminar will centre on how Kent Cricket maximised player performance with particular reference to Kent and England Lions wicketkeeper Sam Billings.
Click here to find out more information and to register for the event.