22 coaches from a wide variety of sports attended the fourth learning and development course/workshop organised by Disability Sport Fife (DSF) this year. The sports coach UK Workshop (How to Coach Disabled People in Sport) was held at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre on Monday 27th Feb and attracted interest from 22 coaches from east, west and central Fife. Sports represented included bowls, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, cycling, water skiing, athletics, golf, archery, basketball etc. There was a particularly strong representation from the Enigma Gymnastics Club in Leven and students from the University of St Andrews.
Sports Coach UK tutor Richard Brickley led the workshop with invaluable support from DSF lead coach Pamela Robson. Delegates addressed inclusion through sport; the Sports Inclusion Model (SIM); divisioning within disability sport; challenges to participation; key principles of effective communication; appropriate activities for participants with different impairments and how to adapt or modify content and/or delivery style.
The workshop was delivered in an interactive, engaging and friendly environment. DSF will host the next Sports Coach UK How to Coach Disabled People in Sport Workshop on Monday 25th September. Interested participants should contact the DSF office on 03451 555 555 extension 444 989 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife