The UK Boccia Workforce Development group would like to congratulate our first cohort of boccia coaches who have now completed their Coach Advance Award.

The Coach Advance Award is a blended programme of mentoring and continuous professional development across a range of sport-specific and general coaching modules. The programme is aimed at developing boccia coaches displaying potential and commitment, to take their personal development to the next level.

The 12-month programme commenced in April 2019 and involved a group of experienced coaches from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The delivery was also supported by a team of experienced boccia tutors and mentors from across the country.

Delegates collaborated with a dedicated mentor and engaged in a number of key workshops to include;

  • Self Reflection
  • Planning
  • Developing your skill to develop their skill
  • Conditioning and Physical Preparation
  • Coaching BC3 Players

Feedback from the coaches highlights the positive experience they have gained from the programme…

“The Coach Advance Programme was instrumental in my growth, not only as a coach but also as a person over the last 12 months.  This experience was pivotal in my development and I am endlessly grateful to have had the opportunities and experiences the programme provided me.”  Liz

“It was great to be given the opportunity to be part of the first Coach Advance Programme. Over the year I was given various opportunities to attend workshops, learn and work with other coaches and upskill in areas I wanted to develop in my coaching. It was hugely beneficial having access to a mentor during this time which allowed for lots of formal and informal learning and development. I feel much more confident in areas of my coaching now than I was when I first started on the programme” Jen

Congratulations to all coaches who have attained their Coach Advance Award status, the hard work and commitment demonstrated by these individuals is a credit to our sport.

The UK Boccia Workforce Development group hopes to host another Coach Advance Award in 2021.
You can register your interest via [email protected]