Webinar: Debunking common myths and misconceptions of becoming an elite sports coach

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In this 30-minute webinar, Dr Alex Blackett looks at why the role of an elite sports coach is largely reserved to former elite athletes

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  • Time: 1pm – 1.30pm

In a society where equality of the workforce is being promoted, why is the role of an elite sports coach largely reserved to former elite athletes and why do we not see a diverse representation of elite coaches?

Led by experienced coach and active researcher, Dr Alex Blackett, this exclusive 30-minute webinar will examine the idea that by prioritising former elite athletes to become elite level coaches we ignore a vast talent pool of others who could be capable of performing in these roles and extending coaching practices.

On this webinar you’ll gain:

  • An insight into some of the cultural and societal inequalities that restrict aspirating coaches from reaching elite levels.
  • Knowledge for best preparing to overcome some of these obstacles in becoming a better coach.
  • Opportunities to set yourself apart from others and debunk the myth that in order to coach, experience as an athlete is mandatory.

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