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Stoolball England “Train the Trainers”

Monday 7 December 2020

On Sunday 7th & Sunday 14th November, Stoolball England launched their new coaching course. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, these were via an online meeting.

Stoolball England’s aim is to develop a team of freelance Coaching Trainers who will deliver exciting, creative and inclusive stoolball sessions. The training programme will enable Coaching Trainers to deliver course content in a classroom environment as well as practical coaching on the ground. Coaches will develop and deliver stoolball sessions at their own pace and fitting-in with their work-life balance. Coaches’ own continuing professional development (CPD) will be expected and encouraged by Stoolball England. Coaching Trainers will help develop this exciting, new programme.

Responding to Sport England’s ‘Coaching in an Active Nation’ and UK Coaching’s ‘Transforming Learning, Transforming Lives’ reports, Stoolball England will develop a forward-thinking team of Coaching Trainers. This team will deliver Stoolball England accredited courses to stoolball players, teachers and professional coaches who want to get involved in coaching and the development of stoolball across all communities.

Stoolball England Coaching Trainers

Ideally a Stoolball England Coaching Trainer will already have experience of coaching and/or teaching but other relevant experience may be considered.

Someone who wants to be a Stoolball England Coaching Trainer is:

  • excited about learning and developing best practice
  • reflective, proactive and able to think on their feet
  • open to a person-centred and creative-coaching mindset
  • ready to actively develop stoolball in clubs, schools & communities in their area

Stoolball England Coaching Programme 2019 – 2020

To be a Stoolball England Coaching Trainer you will require a current:

  • DBS certificate
  • Safeguarding qualification
  • First Aid certificate
  • Insurance

Certificates must be provided in order to complete Stoolball England accreditation.

‘Train the Trainers’

Funding from Sport England and match funding from Stoolball England has allowed development of the first phase of the new Stoolball England Coaching Workforce Programme: ‘Train the Trainers’

Phase 1 is a fully-funded, two-day course with assessment, led by UK Coaching tutor and former Surrey County stoolball player, Helen Murdock.

There will be some pre-course preparation and further post-course online learning.

The focus of Phase 1 will be to explore:

  • the roles and responsibilities of a Tutor/Trainer
  • learning styles
  • delivery – Analysis and Assessment

Phase 2 is the development of Stoolball England coaching courses.

Coaching Trainers will be introduced to the following courses and be involved in further development. Coaching Trainers will be responsible for organising courses with support from Stoolball England. Participants will pay to attend, paid directly to the freelance Coaching Trainer.

  • Club Stoolball Maker – session advice & fun ideas for adult and junior sessions
  • School Stoolball Leader
  • CPD for teachers
  • Accreditation for Multi-Sports companies and other sport deliverers
  • Community Stoolball Leader

A coaching-kit package of equipment is provided through the Sport England grant, branded clothing will be available at a subsidised cost. The funded kit package consisting of branded bag, adjustable height metal wickets, bats, balls, cones, bibs remains the property of Stoolball England. Coaches will own the branded clothing kit but will be responsible for replacements if spoilt or lost.

View the course summary