Category: For coaches, leaders and volunteers

Having a mentor “shoots you out of a cannon”, like a computer game when you go over a square and it gives you a power boost!

June 1st, 2018

We caught up with Netball coach Santria Jones to ask her some questions around being involved with Leap’s Coaching Development Programme. Here’s what she had to say… Why did you join the Leap Coaching Development Programme? I was adrift from completing my level 2 and hadn’t thought more about focusing on coaching. I am part of […]

Has becoming a parent made me a better coach?

December 21st, 2017

The recent birth of my son was one of the most amazing and memorable days of my life, on a par only with the day I married my wife. It changes the way you look at everything; decisions you make, reasons for those decisions, how you manage day to day, sacrifices you make. It also […]

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 […]