The Focus Coaching Programme is a UK Coaching development offer intended to support coaches to better understand their coaching practice, with a focus on performance planning, coaching behaviour, practice design and goal setting.

It will aim to raise self-awareness and support coach decision-making.

The programme will run from August 2024, and will be a mixture of online and live webinars and self-directed learning.

Who is it for?

The programme is aimed at coaches who are:

  • Coaching within the UK and/or supporting UK Performance Pathway
  • Committed to their own development and able to engage with the learning.
    opportunities throughout the entirety of the programme.
  • Actively coaching regularly within the UK.
  • Contributing to the delivery of coaching programmes over multiple seasons.

Coaches will be challenged to critically reflect on their coaching practice, while connecting and collaborating with coaches from Olympic, Paralympic, and non-Olympic sports.

As part of the Focus Coaching programme, coaches will engage with content and discussions relating to:

  • Coaching practice and design.
  • Goal setting.
  • Performance planning.
  • Coaching in performance pathway teams.
  • Talent ID and development.
  • Coach-athlete relationships.
  • Holistic coaching.
  • Coach energy and self-careFind out more about the programme here:  Focus Coaching Programme

How to apply

This is an open application programme and anyone can apply: Apply for the Focus Coaching Programme here.

Please be aware this is a competitive process and in the past UK Coaching have been required to use a short list.

The deadline date for coaches to apply will be Thursday 13th June 2024.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the FOCUS Programme for 2024-25, please contact [email protected].

If you do apply, please let Dusty Miller know so that we can support you on your journey, or if you would like to talk to us about what coach development might be right for you at this stage of your career, please reach out to Dusty Miller or Lorraine Rose.



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