In January, we announced that Katie Arup had been selected for the UK Sport Female Coaches Leadership Programme. Here, Katie updates us on the journey so far.
BF Pathway Coach Katie Arup joined the programme as one of 27 coaches from 15 sports, coming together as part of a plan to more than double representation in the Olympic and Paralympic high-performance community by Paris 2024.
Katie says “It is early days as yet as we have only had our intro so far but I am already enjoying networking with all the other coaches on the programme. The online coach discussions have been a brilliant source of interesting information, recommended readings, podcasts and online lectures. As we proceed I am realising what a fantastic opportunity being on this programme is going to be.
“We are each given a personal mentor and I have been assigned to Claire Morrison’s group (she is from Scottish Disability Sports and coaches the GB BOCCIA team). We have discussed benchmarking, tracking performance analysis stats and how these feed into each athlete’s individual performance development plan. I can’t wait to find out more and would like to feedback to BF with some of the ideas once I understand it all better. Covid restrictions are curtailing plans to shadow Claire in the way it was originally planned but I am hopeful that I will get to join some of her virtual coaching sessions to learn more in the meantime.”
We will continue to share updates with Katie as the programme progresses. If you are interested in becoming a coach, find out more about the BF Coaching Framework and discover courses and information in our Coach Zone.
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