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Durham Institute of Sport Coach Support Scheme 2016 - Applications open

Durham Institute of Sport Coach Support Scheme 2016 - Applications open

The scheme aims to support and further develop those coaches working with athletes on NGB performance pathways. This opportunity is open to all coaches who are eligible to apply (see below for eligibility criteria) and is FREE of charge. There are 12 places available and access to this scheme is by recruitment process via submitted applications

The Coach Support scheme Offer includes:

• 1-1 Strength and Conditioning coach visit to your Club

• A series of Workshops including:

Sports Psychology

Performance Analysis

The Considerations of a Performance Coach

Planning and Periodisation

Strength and Conditioning (Mobility and Flexibility)

Injury Prevention and Nutrition

How to be an effective Mentor

N.B. - To fulfil the requirements of the Programme you must attend at least 4 workshops – i.e. the 3 mandatory options plus at least 2 other workshops (although you can attend as many as you wish). Dates and venues are included in the Application Form.

Eligibility criteria

The coach support scheme aims to provide opportunities for male and female coaches, including those with disabilities, who satisfy the following criteria:

You Must:

• Be over 18 years of age

• Be qualified to at least Level 2 in the sport you are coaching at Performance level

• Currently coach athletes on NGB Performance Pathways – i.e. athletes performing

at County, Regional or National Level

• Coach or live within the County Durham boundaries

And be willing and able to:

• Have my application endorsed by my NGB

• Share my new skills to help develop/mentor two other coaches within my club


• Contribute to the DIS Coach Support Programme Evaluation and Tracking Study

How to apply

To apply for the coach support scheme, please complete the attached coach application form and return it to:


Post: Durham Institute of Sport

County Durham Sport, Council Offices, Front Street, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0SU

Alternatively you can download an application form and apply via

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th February 2016

For further details email or go to