Coaching can help to inspire people to reach their goals, whatever they may be.
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:43
Active Norfolk is working with Sports Coach UK and other county sports partnerships (CSPs) across the country to help the nation understand how beneficial Coaching Can be.
Coaching Can is a nationwide campaign to champion the wider benefits of coaching on society. These benefits include physical well-being, mental well-being, individual development, social development and economic development. Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport, acquiring, improving and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement. Over time, it has been proven that coaching means much more than that.
Coaching Can help address a number of health issues. Often, people need a catalyst to take part in physical activity, and willpower alone isn't always enough. Around 60% of adults are overweight or obese, and 60% of adults play no sport. Of those currently not playing sport, 40% say coaching would encourage them to play.
Coaching can lead to an increase in physical activity which in turn, has a significant effect on primary pupils' academic achievement in maths, reading and writing. In secondary pupils, performance in sport has a positive association with higher GCSE scores in maths and English. These are just a few of the benefits Coaching Can help deliver, and there are many more.
Find out more about the benefits Coaching Can bring to society via the campaign website: www.sportscoachuk.org/coachingcan
More information about coaching in Norfolk visit www.activenorfolk.org/coachingcan