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Building Rapport

Connect, communicate and build positive relationships

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    • Managing the Doting Parent

    • A Process for Clear Communication: Getting Your Message Across

    • Ten Steps to Better Communication with the People You Coach

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    • What Makes Your Session Unmissable for Young People?

    • Coaching and the Language of Learning

    • Coaching Advice for Young People by Young People

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Building Relationships

With Athletes

Notice, understand and connect with the people you coach

In Teams

Insight into nurturing friendships, connections and a sense of belonging

With Parents

Recommended steps to build relationships and get parents involved

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What is Great Coaching?

It is people that change people and to leverage the full potential of the people at your sessions, your coaching should first and foremost be person-centred

Principles of Great Coaching: Person Centred

Expert insight into person centred coaching, and how the relationship between the coach and athlete is crucial to helping people thrive

Encouraging Parents to be Part of the Team

Gordon McLelland (WWPIS) delivers sound advice and sensible considerations for coaches on building a relationship with parents

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Coaching the Person in Front of You

Great coaching encourages more people to be active more often. Take time to understand and connect with your participants to help them flourish

Why Mastering The Coach-Athlete Relationship is Important

Professor Sophia Jowett of Loughborough University on why great coaches focus on relationships

Why Good Questions are Important

Research has shown that questions that encourage discussion and debate improve engagement and help people learn

Key Skills


Develop practical skills and strategies and access tips and ideas to aid effective communication with the people you coach



What are the people at your sessions thinking and feeling? Compassion and empathy are key to understanding and connecting


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