In partnership with Anglia Ruskin University’s (ARU) Sport & Exercise Science Department, we launched the inaugural ‘Coaching Network’ event for sports coaches. On Monday 9th October, 25 coaches attended the ARU sports campus in Cambridge to discuss ‘The Role of Science in Sports Coaching’. Lecturers at the university used technology to gather information and data from the coaches to understand their development needs and also their current understanding of science within coaching. Discussions were about the different elements that make up sports science; physiology, bio mechanics and psychology. It was interesting to hear what coaches spend their time on and how they focus on the 3 areas of sports science. We found there were strong beliefs on the importance of psychology in sport and how having a good psychology led to an improved performance and willingness to learn, developing the physiological and bio-mechanical elements of sport.
Anglia Ruskin are planning to run quarterly events to enhance coaching in the county. Event topics will be decided by the needs of the coaches and we will invite you all to attend. The next event is likely to be in February with the topic still to be decided.
We are excited to have this partnership with the university and are looking forward to creating further events for the coaches. Please keep an eye out for future events on our social media pages and the website Events Calendar.