Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Coaching Children"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to Coaching Children DRAFTIntroduction to Coaching ChildrenPre-workshop guide
2 OUTCOMES This pack should help you to: identify the capabilities children are able to develop through their participation in sportexplain the positive youth development movementdescribe the 5cs in the context of children’s sportdescribe child growth and development issues at different agesexplain how children are motivatedexamine communication styles relative to children’s agereview your own coaching practice.
3 TASK1 What are all the capabilities (capacities, abilities, competences) that children can develop through their participation in sport?
4 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PHYSICAL TACTICAL MENTAL TECHNICALPHYSICALTACTICALMENTAL
5 Positive Youth Development CARINGCONFIDENCECONTRIBUTIONCHARACTERCOMPETENCECONNECTION
6 5Cs through SportRespect for rules, sense of right and wrong, empathyBeing able to do things5CsSelf-worth and self-efficacyBeing able to find own solutions to problemsPositive connections with people and environment
7 3 ‘ages’ of the child Chronological age: actual age from birth Developmental or biological age: physical, emotional, social, cognitive age compared with a typical child of that ageTraining age: number of years in serious training
8 Coaching session or activity SPEC MODELSOCIALCOGNITIVECoaching session or activityEMOTIONALPHYSICAL
10 Physical Literacy Children who are physically literate have competence and confidence in their:fundamental movements skillsfundamental sport skillsability to read the environment and make decisions
11 FUNdamentals continuum Foreman and Bradshaw, 2009 Sport specific skill eg rugby, netball, tennis, cricketMULTI SKILLFUNdamental sport skills invasion, net/wall, striking and fielding, athletc/gymnasticFUNdamentals continuum Foreman and Bradshaw, 2009FUNdamental Movement skills eg run, jump, hop, throw, catch, kick, skipFUNdamentals of Movementbalance, agility and coordination
12 ACTIVE STARTBirth – 6 yearsFitness and movement skills developed as a FUN part of daily lifeDevelopment of sound FUNdamentals of movement: balance, agility and coordinationDevelopment of FUNdamentals of movements skills: eg run jump, throwMinimising sedentary behaviourEncouraging participation in daily physical activity
13 FUNDAMENTALS6-8/9 yearsContinuing to develop the FUNdamentals of movement (balance, agility, coordination) and the FUNdamental movement skills (eg catch, kick, roll, swim).Integrating mental, cognitive and emotional development as well as overall physical developmentStarting to include FUNdamental sport skills (eg invasion sport, net and court games, gymnastic skills)Encouraging daily physical activity and strength exercises using own body weight , medicine and swiss balls
14 LEARN TO TRAIN Focusing more on sport skills 8/9 -11/12 yearsFocusing more on sport skillsEncouraging participation in a range of sports rather than specialising in one or two.Skill development is a strong focusContinuing emphasis on using sport to develop cognitive, emotional and social skills as well as physical and sport skillsEncouraging regular involvement in sports most days of the week
15 Key concepts:the cognitive, social emotional as well as physical needs of individual childrenphysical literacy and the fundamentalsdevelopmentally appropriate training and competitive structuresport as an agent of transformation
16 Introduction to Coaching Children THANK YOUFeedback on the value of this pack would always be most welcome.Go to and submit your comments or speak directly with SASCOCIntroduction to Coaching Children