Coaches Network Meeting, 14th July 2021 follow up
Thank you to those who attended the recent Herts coaches network meeting. It was great to catch up with you on the zoom call, with representatives from venues both big and small, members of the Herts Tennis Coaches Forum and the Herts Management Committee, our CDC Partners UCoach, as well as Josh Dashwood and Mark Padfield from the LTA regional team.
(If you weren’t able to attend, here’s what you missed and we’d still love your feedback – read on!)
We discussed the new LTA Youth programme and how that is being received, the latest CPD opportunities from UCoach, the role of the optimal parenting workshops and how coaches can support parents of our competing players, as well as updates about tennis in the county. A big thank you goes to presenters Sam Bruce from Gosling as well as Josh Dashwood and Mark Padfield, and also to coaches Mark Roskilly and Louise Penny for sharing their experiences of LTA Youth.
Please see the slides below for reference. There are also some leaflets from UCoach giving fuller descriptions of their CPD courses – dates for these will be on the UCoach website (ucoach.org.uk) when available but if there is no date showing then you can register your interest in any course by emailing UCoach at email@example.com.
We’d be very grateful if you could spend just a few minutes providing some feedback so that we can tailor future events and have created a very short survey that will take just a minute to complete here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TLGW9LY Thank you in advance for completing this. If you have any additional feedback we would really welcome that by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget the Hertfordshire County Championships is taking place in the final week of the summer holidays. The event is open to Herts players only and is where County Champions are crowned! Entries are now open and close on August 8th – Please encourage your junior players and adult members by sharing the following entry link: https://competitions.lta.org.uk/tournament/EBA79116-6A8A-4096-8CE6-5AE4C8C8D40D
Finally, SAVE THE DATE! The Herts Tennis Coaches Forum is hosting the annual Coaches Forum day at Batchwood on Thursday 28th October 2021 we hope to see you all there!
Herts Tennis Coaches Forum
Herts Tennis work with the Herts Tennis Coaches Forum (formerly Working Group) to support all LTA accredited coaches and coaching assistants working in Hertfordshire venues. They are a group of hard working, committed coaches working to provide additional fresh and exciting Continuous Professional Development opportunities for all coaches in our county and beyond as well as providing annual first aid training courses. To find out more about how you can support the HTCF and contribute ideas for the courses they can offer contact Alison Allard via the County Office email@example.com
UCoach are the LTA approved Coach Development Centre for Hertfordshire and provide LTA Coaching Qualifications and approved Continuous Professional Development courses for Coach Accreditation and learning. To find out more about UCoach and search and book courses visit www.UCoach.org.uk
Evolve your kid’s tennis programme
Date: 18th October 2021, 9am – 3pm
Venue: Batchwood Tennis Centre, Batchwood Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5XA
This course will give you 6 CPD points for Independent Learning
To register: Please go to UCoach.org.uk/workshops
To book your place, follow this link: UCoach LTA Instructor Course
There is also an elective taking place on 31st October to tie in with this course (Coaching Large Numbers in Schools and Camps).
LTA CPD Courses and Independent Learning
A complete list of courses are available to coaches via this link or by logging into your secure coach area. Browse through the list and book your next coaching course https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/coach-teach/coach-development-courses/
During the Covid-19 pandemic the LTA has also developed Independent Learning to allow coaches to source quality and relevant CPD that is based on their needs and interests, and be awarded CPD credits upon successful reflection of learning for activities completed in the last 12 months. This will include a flexible range of formal and informal learning and can be outside of the core LTA offering. For more information and how to apply for credits see https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/coach-teach/coach-development-courses/independent-learning/
To see coaching vacancies that are available, please click the link below: