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New dates announced for Coaching Riders with a Disability workshop

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Published: 10 September 2013


British Cycling’s Coaching Education has developed a new workshop that will help to increase coaches’ awareness of coaching riders of all abilities.

The new Level 2 Coaching Riders with a Disability workshop demonstrates how sessions can be made inclusive for both riders with a disability and non-disabled riders. Modules include familiarisation with adaptive equipment, communicating with individuals with different needs and delivering inclusive coaching sessions.

We have recently announced the following dates for this workshop:

12 October 2013 – Stoke Manderville, Aylesbury

23 November 2013 – National Cycling Centre, Manchester

The course is a one day workshop aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of existing disability coaches and supporting those who wish to coach disabled riders for the first time.

The workshop will assist coaches with their ability to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of safe, ethical and effective coaching sessions for groups of riders with a disability and be able to integrate individual riders into their existing coaching sessions.

What are the benefits of doing the workshop:
Upon successful completion of the workshop, coaches should become more confident and better equipped when working with riders with a disability. The workshop is a continuing professional development (CPD) module, and you will therefore not receive a qualification, however a certificate of attendance will be provided. As a British Cycling member and licensed coach, you will have access to a range of benefits. These include:

£5 million professional indemnity insuranceThe British Cycling Coaching Handbook: Coaching Riders with a DisabilityAccess to free coaching and technical support

What will I learn?

This is a 1-day classroom-based and practical workshop, which aims to cover the following topic areas:

  • Communication
  • Disability Categories
  • Equipment and Planning
  • Managing Behaviour
  • The Coaching Environment
  • Practical delivery of coaching techniques

For more information about the Level 2 Coaching Riders with a Disability workshop, or to book on a course, please click here.