Presentation on theme: "COACH TRACKING STUDY John McIlroy , Information Manager"— Presentation transcript:
1 COACH TRACKING STUDY John McIlroy , Information Manager John Driscoll, Executive Director
2 The background and context Lead agency for coaching in the UKEstablished in 1983 as “coaching arm” of the Sports CouncilMajority of funding from Sport England and UK SportCoaching Matters established need for research into coaching demands and requirementsThe UK Vision for Coaching and Coaching Task Force reinforced need for research into coachingSports coach UK as lead agency – staff of around 50, based in Leeds and across countryEstablished as National Coaching Foundation and became independent charity in 1989Coaching Matters published in 1992UK Vision for Coaching published in 2000Coaching Task Force report published in 2002Coaching Work Force (hold up)Conclusion – research has always been a strong component of our work.
3 One of the largest studies undertaken into coaching These coaches are the backbone of the system and their opinions are important
4 Adults participants are more likely to come into contact with volunteers Who is being coached?Three quarters of full-time coaches work with younger childrenOver one-third of volunteers are active in clubs
5 Motivation to continue Starting to coachMotivation to continueSupport receivedDeveloping as a coachStopping coachingThe Coaching JourneySimilarities, differences and issues
6 Why do people decide to become a coach? Full-time coach1. Start a career in coaching (66%)2. Give something back (50%)3. Stay involved in sport (31%)Volunteer coach1.Give something back (60%)2. Lack of coaches (53%)3. Start a career in coaching (34%)DifferencesFT more influenced by careersVol more influenced by lack of coaches, helping their children and helping their old club
7 Differences Why do people continue to coach? Nine out of ten coaches agreeI like the interaction with participantsI like seeing participants develop their skills and improveI like the buzz when participants do well, knowing that I had something to do with thatDifferencesFT more likely to be influenced by careers and salaries PLUS personal development, competition and maintaining involvementVol more likely to be influenced by helping their children and helping their old club
8 Do coaches feel supported? Full-time coaches are much more likely to feel supported by their governing body (86% %)
9 A possible network system for coaches - maybe a forum? Support volunteer coaches wantBetter communicationFundingMore mentoring and individual supportA support networkThat the XXXX actually starts to listen to coaches and appreciates that the majority of coaches are volunteers. Provide better support for community coaches.A possible network system for coaches - maybe a forum?
10 How do coaches develop? Differences Volunteers and full-time coaches agree on the most important sources of learningCoaching practiceWorking with participantsReading books, magazines etcReflectionDifferencesFT coaches place more importance on Training Needs Analysis, qualifications and conferencesVol coaches place more importance on work experience, working with other coaches and their experiences as a player
12 System related comments Less opportunity of finding work in this area. Less opportunities and had less time. Would have liked to have continued, but there just wasn't enough money in the sector to continue. Lack of support at my club. not enough time with work life balance. Frustration. Because of bad management of the football team and because of the club as a whole, being too concerned about money, more than about teaching the kids about football.
13 Motivation to continue ConclusionStarting to coachMotivation to continueSupport receivedDeveloping as a coachStopping coachingVolunteers more focussed on the community and helping othersPrimary reasons are personal and results are consistent across ALL coachesSecondary reasons show volunteers are more focussed on community concernsThe most striking difference is how volunteers are less likely to feel supported by their Governing BodyALL coaches have similar development preferencesVolunteers are more likely to place importance on informal learningNot surprisingly volunteers are more likely to stop coaching for system related reasons