GB Foil coach Richard Kruse, and GB Wheelchair Fencing Coach, Glen Golding, (United Kingdom Sports Institute & British Fencing) have begun the recently confirmed new coach development programme, Coaching in High-Performance Sport (CiHPS) with UK Sport, which is supporting 27 coaches across 21 sports.
The design and structure of CiHPS builds on the learning and feedback gathered from coaches and the sports who participated in the High-Performance Coach Apprenticeship Programme (HiCAP).
Beginning in April, the programme will have a particular focus on supporting coaches’ learning & development, whilst being mindful of a very busy and demanding qualification phase on the journey towards Paris. The 12-month programme will include a combination of online and in-person sessions over the course of the year.
Many of the coaches on the programme have recently progressed to coaching within Podium environments. A central strand of CiHPS is one-to-one support from a Coach Developer, many of whom have recently completed (or are currently participating) in the sister Supporting Coaching in High-Performance Sport programme. Other learning design elements include workshops, cross-sport environment visits and a regular community of practice to provide a supportive social network.
Aligned with the Coaching in High-Performance Sport professional standard (CIMSPA), the CiHPS programme sits alongside UK Sport’s wider suite of coaching development programmes, which in total support more than 140 coaches, Coach Developers and other staff working across the high-performance sport community.
The first workshop was held at the Etihad Stadium at the beginning of May and very deliberately explored the theme of coach well-being, care and support – a strand that will run throughout the programme.
Andy Bradshaw, programme lead for CiHPS said, “We are absolutely delighted to be working with our first Coaching in High-Performance Sport cohort and to be supporting 27 brilliant coaches to progress further, develop new knowledge and skills and generate a supportive community for each other.
“At UK Sport we are committed to working with National Governing Bodies and coaches to develop an expert high-performance coaching community to power success now and into the future so that we continue to win and win well, grow a thriving sporting system and inspire positive change.”
Richard Kruse, GB Foil Coach said, “I am very pleased to have been given a place on the CiHPS course. The course is providing me with the opportunity to network amongst other high-performance coaches across a range of sports. I have also been provided with a coaching mentor for one-on-one support throughout the year. I would like to say a big thank you to UK Sport for accepting me onto this course as well as to British Fencing for recommending the course to me.”
The full list of coaches;
Julia Quinn, Badminton
Lauren Kianchehr, Boccia
Phil Sellers, Boxing
Luke Smyth, Canoeing
Hannah Brown, Para Canoeing
Michelle Forrest (Greenall), Climbing
Liam Briddon, Climbing
Greg Drummond, Curling
Michael Goodfellow, Curling
Kaarle McCulloch, Cycling
David Daniell, Para Cycling
Andrew Pink, Para Cycling
Nicola Wilson, Equestrian
Richard Kruse, Fencing
Glen Golding, Wheelchair Fencing
Joshua Richardson, Gymnastics
Michelle Flemings, Gymnastics
Jody Paul, Hockey
Russell North, Mod Pentathlon
Michal Janka, Mod Pentathlon
Ben Richens, Para Powerlifting
Nicola Benavente, Para Rowing
Benji Fulker, Skeleton
Paul Bell, Squash
Mathew Trodden, Swimming
Kevin Brooks, Swimming
Gary Short, Trampolining
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