Category: For coaches, leaders and volunteers

You’ve got a friend in me

December 6th, 2017

We caught up with Taekwondo Instructor, Sportivate and Satellite Club deliverer Fiona Cook around her experience of being involved with Leap’s Sportivate Buddy-up scheme.   Being part of Sportivate’s new Buddy-up Scheme has been amazing.  The highlight of this whole experience has definitely been my point of contact for all my coaching questions, Katie.  Instead of […]

Running is for life, inch forward making small improvements and enjoy the journey

November 23rd, 2017

When I first started running there were no couch to 5k and I didn’t feel confident enough to join a club. For a year or so I ran around with a friend and learnt a bit as I went along. Gradually I become more passionate ( obsessed !) with running and started reading everything I […]

Upgrade your coaching with transferable games

September 11th, 2017

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#CoachingCan make a difference – Sarah’s story

July 5th, 2017

My journey into coaching came quite by surprise to me. Having never really been very sporty and plagued by severe anxiety I had always hidden myself away from the spotlight feeling like I had very little to offer anyone outside of my own family. My son, aged 6 at the time had asked to do […]

Volunteers Week 2017

May 30th, 2017

Feel like you’re disconnected with a sport you used to love? Being involved in sport doesn’t always mean playing, why not try volunteering! Volunteering gives people a great opportunity to reunite with a sport and make a difference in their local community. For the young people, volunteering gives you a great chance to get a […]

School Games – Opening Act & Volunteers needed!

April 26th, 2017

The School Games is a national programme inspired by London 2012 and has four levels of sports competitions held every year for Primary and Secondary School children. The level three competition sees children compete against others from across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Here are some fun facts about last year’s level three event: 1,100 students […]

Better together – The Influence of Mentoring on our Coaching Practice

March 15th, 2017

‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them’  – Albert Einstein Since I came across this famous Einstein quote it has stuck with me, especially when I coach participants or mentor other coaches. Whether you call it thinking differently or thinking outside the box, many coaches know about this […]

#CoachingCan help towards an Active Bucks

November 3rd, 2016

Football Coaching in the Community for 9 – 90 year olds, compliments of Leap… After a highly successful career in marketing, my life-long passion for sport (and for football in particular) has now provided me with a very rewarding, mid-life change of career and, as a coach, is now allowing me to help others to […]

Inclusive Coaching – Food for Thought

October 22nd, 2016

I was once asked by a parent whilst coaching a group of mixed ability children ‘is this session catering for the needs of the children?’. My response was less than convincing, after an ‘um’ and an ‘argh’ I slowly replied with ‘I think so’. I was only 18 at the time and fairly new to […]

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Remember that.

October 10th, 2016

If you were asked to name a sports injury, what springs to mind? Broken bone, concussion, bruising, dislocated joint, muscular pull/strain. But did you think of any non physical injuries that can affect those participating? Anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, panic attacks, eating disorder. Mental health in sport has often been overlooked but it is […]