Browsing articles tagged with " Mentoring"

Now or then

We are currently experiencing an attendance boom at both badminton and cricket sessions with which I am involved.  With a bit of foresight I have managed to get to a situation where I have some L1 coaches, parents and experienced players in place who are willing and able to help out.  By coincidence this has all been happening in a period during which I’ve been involved with reviewing Coach Education programmes.  Part of this has […]


Empty Vessels

I was a part of a group of tutors debating the pre-requisites for a UKcc L1 Assistant Badminton Coach.  There were some strong and mixed views.  There were arguments that a good level of playing ability should be required; and arguments that it is not necessary.  There were arguments that they need to be able to umpire/score doubles matches, and suggestions that this was not important. Where do I sit? I’m not sure it matters!  […]


The Customer is Always Right

Those of you who follow me on twitter (@gingercoaching) will be aware that with SASP (@SASPSomerset) I have been working on a project to aid less experienced coaches in their reflection and hence to help them evolve and develop as coaches in a more autonomous manner.  The logistics of mentoring coaches through observation are challenging and hence the idea is to develop a toolkit that enables the customers to air their views.  Ultimately what they think […]


Mentoring: Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the greatest coach of all?

I am quite excited to be working with some newly qualified coaches in a mentoring capacity.  With SASP, Somerset Badminton and the South Somerset CBN we are looking at ways to informally formalise the way in which this happens in order to add real value to the process and to really help the coaches develop. Self-reflection is something we feel is of vital importance, and if you’ve read any of my blogs or tweets (@gingercoaching) […]