Coaching

 
 
 
 
Coaching is essential to developing, sustaining and increasing participation in sport. It improves performance, increases success and supports key social and economic objectives, such as enjoyment.
Coaching is essential to motorsport. TT will invest in the development of a coaching structure to provide an education and qualifications in coaching.
Why is coaching important?
For club members, teams, parents, guardians, engineers: Having a greater understanding of coaching as a process ensures that these individuals are better placed to advise and guide regarding the development of participants within the sport.
For coaches: Many people in motorsport have a wealth of experience through their own practice. However, being a participant does not automatically entitle you to be a coach. Coaching qualifications provide a legitimate means for people to be Motorsport Coaches.
Introduction to Coaching outline
This is the first step of the ladder for the TT coaching pathway - for clubs, associations, championships and parents etc. who want an understanding of coaching practice.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the coaching process exploring what good coaching is and why it is important. This is not a course to qualify people as coaches: the inherent risk and complexity of motorsport make it inappropriate to qualify somebody as a coach on less than a Level 2 award.
This course consists of six guided learning hours with further material available. The course will explore:
Roles and responsibilities of a coach
Preparation and planning
Underpinnings of sport skill
Principles of the skill development process
Coaching methods and simulated process
Health and safety
The sport sciences: hygiene and performance factors
Where next: Improving / developing your coaching

Core
Driver Practical Syllabus
Motorsport Code of Conduct for coaches
Role and Working Practice of the Motor Sport Coach
The science and art of coaching
Skill Acquisition
Driving skills: Components and progression
Common driving problems and how to correct them
Risk assessment and record keeping
Planning and preparation Micro perspectives
Physical blocks to performance
Coaching methodologies
Participation Performance
Internal review and discussion of client plans and session evaluations
Psychosocial blocks and aids to performance
As Participation
Performance Psychology
Sales and marketing
Dealing with emergencies
Macro planning and development
Dealing with emergencies
The course is delivered in two lots of two days and costs (email us on info@clubttmotorsport.org). The basic criteria are that – prior to registration – candidates must:
Have a relevant background
Hold a full valid driving licence
Be at least 18 years of age
Be able to communicate effectively in English.