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The Multiskills Experience Wildcats Forum Presentation

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18 October 2011

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The Multiskills Experience Wildcats Forum Presentation

  1. 1. Wildcats Activ8 Club Forum 18 th October 2011 Simon Toole Performance Consultant (Coaching & Clubs) Sport Northern Ireland The Multi-skills Experience: Knowledge, Understanding & Coaching Application within Wildcats Activ8 Clubs
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction, Context & Background </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Results & Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context <ul><li>By 2014 to Have Increased the Number of People in Northern Ireland in Membership of At Least One Sports Club </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Network of Multi-skills Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>The Creation of At Least 100 Multi-skills Clubs and Deployment of 400 Multi-skills coaches </li></ul>The emergence of the Multi-skills coach is the most significant coaching development in recent years. Lyle, 2008
  4. 4. Aim & Objectives <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>To critically analyse the knowledge, understanding and application of the workforce employed to deliver the Multi-skills experience within Wildcats Activ8 Clubs. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, understanding & skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, understanding & skills present </li></ul><ul><li>Coach application </li></ul>
  5. 5. Background Participant Development Models Physical Literacy Fundamentals Multi-skills Wildcats Activ8 Clubs Coaching Knowledge & Skill Coach Learning Needs & Opportunities Coaching Process & Practice
  6. 6. Children’s Coach Capability Classification
  7. 7. The Coaching Cycle & Coach Attributes
  8. 8. Methodology Online Survey: Coaches & Coach Managers – 37 Focus Groups: Coaches & Coach Managers – 2 x 4 Observation: Coaches – 5 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
  9. 9. Results <ul><li>83.3% of Wildcats workforce involved in specific sport/s prior to Wildcats role. </li></ul>Involvement in Specific Sport/s
  10. 10. Results <ul><li>A </li></ul>Sport Specific Coaching Qualifications Continuous Professional Development Undertaken Relevant to Wildcats Role Role Sport Specific Coaching Qualification Highest Level of Sport Specific Coaching Qualification Yes No Intro Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Coach Manager 92.3% (12) 7.7% (1) 0% (0) 38.5% (5) 23.1% (3) 30.1% (4) 0% (0) Coach (Lead and/or Assistant) 95.5% (21) 4.5% (1) 9.1% (2) 59.1% (13) 18.2% (4) 9.1% (2) 4.5% (1) Role Uptake of CPD with Specific Relevance to Multi-skills Coaching Uptake of Other Generically Relevant CPD No Uptake of Any Relevant CPD Opportunities Coach Manager 69.2% (9) 46.1% (6) 23.1% (3) Coach (Lead and/or Assistant) 54.5% (12) 50.0% (11) 31.8% (7)
  11. 11. Results Relevant Tertiary Education of Wildcats Workforce (Highest Level)
  12. 12. Outline <ul><li>LISPA/LTAD Training </li></ul><ul><li>53.1% </li></ul>
  13. 13. Outline <ul><li>Fundamentals Training </li></ul><ul><li>88% </li></ul>
  14. 14. Perception of Need for Understanding of Key Elements of Multi-skills
  15. 15. Key Barriers <ul><li>Parental Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient Coach CPD Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Opportunities for Coaches to Share Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Sport Specific Practice / ‘Joined Up Working’ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Further Support <ul><li>Coach Education & Training </li></ul><ul><li>Additional/Updated Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Session Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Promotion to Parents/Guardians </li></ul>
  17. 17. Average Perceived Effectiveness Role Effectiveness of Current Coaching Effectiveness of Communication from Coach Manager to Coach Effectiveness on Development of Physical Literacy in Children Coach Manager 3.61 3.46 4.09 Lead Coach 4.07 3.64 3.92 Assistant Coach 4.2 3.6 4.1
  18. 18. Current Coaching Content & Delivery Coaching Content/Delivery Yes No Unsure Responses Multi-skills Activities/ Games Leadership 12.1% (4) 87.9% (29) 0.0% (0) 33 Fundamentals of Movement Coaching 0.0% (0) 90.1% (30) 9.0% (3) 33 Fundamental Movement Skills Coaching 3.0% (1) 87.9% (29) 9.0% (3) 33 Fundamentals Sport Skills Coaching 9.0% (3) 87.9% (29) 3.0% (1) 33 Mix of the Above 87.9% (29) 12.1% (4) 0.0% (0) 33 Other 6.0% (2) 93.9% (31) 0.0% (0) 33
  19. 19. Focus Group: Knowledge & Understanding <ul><li>Physical Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-skills </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Development Models </li></ul>
  20. 20. Focus Group: Information & Training Provision <ul><li>Coach Manager - Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Skills 4 Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Training Need </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Backgrounds </li></ul>
  21. 21. Focus Group: Multi-skills Implementation, Coaching Process & Further Development <ul><li>Learning Through Games & Developing Skills by Breaking Down Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Play - Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Observation, Analysis & Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Education & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Development </li></ul><ul><li>Sport specific ‘buy-in’ to Multi-skills Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Festival Day </li></ul>
  22. 22. Theory into Practice: Coaching Session Observations <ul><li>Multi-skills Content </li></ul><ul><li>Session Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Logical Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Knowledge: ‘How Children Learn, Think & Develop’ </li></ul><ul><li>Group Management & Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing Learning from Games & Activities </li></ul>
  23. 23. Theory into Practice: Coaching Session Observations <ul><li>Coaching Application </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Cycle Application </li></ul><ul><li>Coach-Participant Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback, Encouragement & Remarks with Potentially Negative Connotations </li></ul><ul><li>The 5 C’s </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Energy & Enthusiasm </li></ul>
  24. 24. Theory into Practice: Coaching Session Observations <ul><li>Demonstration of Knowledge & Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-skills </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development – Realistic Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Points </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>High Degree of Variance </li></ul>
  25. 25. Results Summary <ul><li>Coaching Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Parents/Guardians </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Application </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills & Facilitating Learning </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Multi-skills Coach: Required Knowledge, Understanding & Skills Knowledge & Understanding Skills <ul><li>Participant Development </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-skills & Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Application of Theory to Coaching Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Being Coached </li></ul><ul><li>Play/Practice Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Child Learning & Development </li></ul><ul><li>5C’s & Situations for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate & Guide Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback & Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Observation, Analysis & Intervention Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Skills to Motivate & Enthuse Young Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Creative Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Self Reflection </li></ul>Qualities: Enthusiasm, Energy & Ability to Create Excellent Coach-Participant Relationships
  27. 27. Coach Understanding & Application <ul><li>Significant Variance (Limited to Extensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Movement Skills Coached </li></ul><ul><li>Logical Progressions </li></ul><ul><li>How Children Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Cycle Application </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing Learning from Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Capabilities </li></ul>
  28. 28. Coach Manager Knowledge, Understanding & Skills <ul><li>Participant Development & Models </li></ul><ul><li>Models & Sports Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Development from Models </li></ul><ul><li>Theory to Practice Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills with Coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Management of Coach Learning & Development </li></ul>
  29. 29. Accumulation of Knowledge & Skills <ul><li>Varied </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Self/Individually-Led </li></ul>
  30. 30. Recommendations Agreed Coach Profile for Multi-skills Coaches Establish a Community of Practice for Wildcats Activ8 Workforce Structured Workforce Development Programme for Wildcats Activ8 Coaches Create Greater Understanding of Multi-skills Among Parents/Guardians ‘ Joined Up’ Approach to Coaching Children (Multi-skills & Sport-Specific Settings)
  31. 31. Discussion / Task
  32. 32. Steven Mills Michael Moore Faron Morrison Alan Curran John Fall David Cunningham Stephen McCartney Sarah Kearney Anna Boyle Dean Holmes Roger Downey Gillian Dewart Andrew Bingham Gary Haveron Emma Hingston Trevor Octave Billy Boyd 5. ‘Joined Up’ Approach 1. Coach Profile 2. Structured Workforce Development Programme 3. Community of Practice 4. Parent Understanding

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