Coaching Projects

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Supporting women into coaching – Project500

Project500 is all about more women, better coaching – it aims to address the gender imbalance in the industry and is designed to get female coaches at all levels not to just train and develop, but also excel at their sport. There are so many natural leaders and advocates already working in coaching – we want to move that to the next level to support and train female coaches across all disciplines.

Launched in 2013 as a collaborative project between the South East CSP’S, Project500 designed as a pilot scheme to recruit 500 female coaches over two years. Today we have around 350 coaches in Hampshire alone, and we really want to build on this success.  We know that female coaches are crucial to help the development of athletes at all levels, and have a powerful influence when it comes to encouraging more women into sport.  

We’ve provided support to the project in many ways already – specific Project500 bursaries, hosting workshops and networking events, mentoring and sending out tailored newsletters. With further funding we were also able to create an inspiring video campaign, experiment with web-based learning and create a buddy-system. We want to keep moving forward, and we’d love for you to join us.

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Disability Coaching Network (DCN)

Through the Disability Coaching Network we can provide support and raise awareness for both disabled and non-disabled coaches working in inclusive sport. We want to help break down barriers, making it easier to recruit coaches into inclusive sport, providing effective role models for the future.

We work closely with National Governing Bodies to identify the best coaches and mentors to support those working in inclusive sport. By bringing together like minded volunteers and professionals to share, ideas and resources then we are able to really able to provide practical insight that helps coaches thrive and inspire – there are lots of courses and workshops throughout the year and we also have four fantastic county mentors who are experts in their field and can provide a range of support.

Sign up to the Disability Coaching Network

Talent Foundation Programme

We’re really pleased to be one of 15 counties chosen to support an exciting new pilot scheme from Sport Coach UK – the Talent Foundation Programme.

The ideas is that coaches working at the foundation level of their sport get some great opportunities to develop – whether they’re working with individual athletes or aspiring to coach within a certain pathway. Learning is blended meaning they have lots of chances to reflect on their own practice and find out where they most need to develop. This approach allows coaches to write their own development plans with guidance from a dedicated Talent Coach Developer.   

We’d encourage coaches from across the county to apply – keep an eye out on the website for the latest news and the date for the next round of applications.

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For more information
Di Murray
Coaching Development Officer
Call 01962 676381
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