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When children shape their sporting experience, anything is possible.
Children and young people have the right to express their views which are acted on together in a meaningful way.
Children and young people have the right to play and shape what play looks like.
Children and young people have the right to develop holistically, in their own way.
Inspired sporting experiences
Coaches are catalysts for learning and development and the more motivated and supported they feel to be able to hand ownership to the children, the faster the benefits will be seen. Watch the coaching story here.
Chance to Shine
Empowerment is key
We believe that when children make choices, they are far more likely to be retained within the game, but also, they are far more likely to be happier as individuals. Watch Debbie's coaching story here.
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The child comes first
Fitness isn’t something that every kid is going to enjoy. Introducing a play cycle in every sport is very important because many kids learn through play. Watch Kenny's coaching story here.
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The Coaching Compass
The self-discovery tool for navigating your child-first coaching journey.
Take our 5 minute quiz to discover your coaching profile and set sail on an adventure into how you can up your coaching game and inspire other to do the same.Chart Your Course
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Child-first coaching tips
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Hear from coaches about their experiences of delivering child-first coaching.
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