How to Coach Disabled People in Sport
Advice and guidance for any adult working with disabled sportspeople
This resource aims to answer all the commonly asked questions about disabled participants in sport and how to set up a coaching session to suit their needs. It gives advice on how to plan a session or make minor adjustments to the way you work to make coaching more effective.
You do not necessarily need special training to work with disabled people in sport. What you do need is sport-specific knowledge and skills, coupled with the confidence and understanding to make any appropriate adjustments to the ways in which you already work in your own sport. This book will provide all the basic knowledge you need to develop this confidence and become a good coach for every kind of participant.
- Endorsed by the English Federation of Disability Sport
- Regular 'practical tips' allow you to easily apply your knowledge in coaching sessions
- References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading
- Great stand-alone resource, but can be used in conjunction with the other books in the sports coach UK 'Coaching Essentials' range to provide a comprehensive introduction to coaching.
Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers sports programmes, eg coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers AND those with responsibility for the organisation of sport, eg national governing bodies, local authorities, centre managers, sports clubs.
Forms part of the 'Coaching Essentials' series, which contains the titles: What is Sports Coaching, How to Coach Sports Safely, How to Coach Sports Effectively, How to Coach Children in Sport, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, How the Body Works in Sport.
- Author: Annie Kerr and Ian Stafford for sports coach UK
- Copyright Year: 2004
- ISBN: 9781902523545
- Length: 32 pages
Who are disabled people in sport?
How do I communicate effectively?
- Coaching deaf or hearing impaired people
- Coaching people who have difficulties with speech
- Coaching blind or visually impaired people
- Coaching people with a learning disability
- Coaching people with a physical impairment
What are the different ways disabled people can participate in sport?
- The inclusion spectrum
What do coaches need to know?
How can coaching be adapted or modified?
- Ways to modify or adapt activities
What about safety issues?
- First aid
- Safe surfaces
- Medical issues
- Wheelchair users
- Emergency evacuation
What about competition?
- Are there different rules?
- Useful contacts
sports coach UK - Formerly known as The National Coaching Foundation, sports coach UK is the leading organisation dedicated to the development of coaching and coaches in the United Kingdom, and has provided educational and development opportunities for coaches of all levels and across all sports. As a registered charity, the organisation has developed a range of titles and workshops to support coaches at all levels. For more information on sport coach UK workshops, please visit www.sportscoachuk.org.