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The unprecedented situation we find ourselves in will impact clubs, coaches and volunteers in various ways. This page aims to bring you useful information that will:

  • Help you stay connected with your members or participants
  • Provide supporting guidance and development opportunities
  • Stay up to date with safeguarding guidance when delivering sessions remotely 

We are encouraging clubs, coaches and volunteers to share how they are keeping active people online by using the hashtags #StayInWorkOut and #StayActiveSussex.

Latest Government advice

The government have now released guidance for personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation. Please read their latest advice here.

Questions to Consider When You Return to Coaching: Planning

UK Coaching have depicted several important questions to consider when returning to coaching. Use the infographic to help guide the coaching planning process, so that when returning to coaching, coaches can do so with full confidence that the sessions will be safe and effective. Register for free on the UK Coaching website to access the resource. 

UK Coaching

UK Coaching have a range of webinars presented by leading coaching experts that provide practical tools and helpful tips to develop your coaching skills. 

You can also join Connected Coaches for free. This online community provides friendly support and resources. Connect with coaches to pool ideas and solve problems! 

UK Coaching are also offering their Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity course for FREE. Usually £18 it is now free until 31 August 2020. Gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions.

Reopening Activity: An inclusive response

The resource produced by the Activity Alliance, provides considerations for community sport and leisure providers on including disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. It covers areas such as session planning, engagement, and workforce.

Reopening Activity: An inclusive response is designed to complement and build on other guidance from the government, Sport England, professional associations, and governing bodies.

Safeguarding

UK Coaching has made Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops available through an Online Classroom with booking now live. 

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CSPU) has also provided some useful guidance on remote coaching. 

Please see the following documents that have been created to support the workforce when delivering online session; 

Active Sussex Delivery Super Online Sessions

Active Sussex Identifying & Minimising Risks for Delivering Online Sessions

Sport England

Sport England have set up a specific Club Matters page with various tools and resources that clubs can access during the current situation. Click here to visit the page.

Brighton Table Tennis Club have been featured in a great video showing how they are continuing to engage with their members virtually.

 

NGB Specific Advice and Guidance

Bowls England

EMD UK 

England Athletics

England and Wales Cricket Board

Lawn Tennis Association

Rugby Football Union

Swim England

Easyfundraising for Clubs

If you and your club supporters want to carry on fundraising for your club from home, easyfundraising is a free service that can be used to raise extra funding when buying items online. 4000 retailers including Amazon, eBay, Just Eat, Waitrose, Dominos, NOW TV and Audible will send your club donations when your supporters use the easyfundraising website or app to shop with them. Check out their website to find out more.

Please note that we are continually updating our Active at Home pages daily, adding new information and resources as things progress and change with the coronavirus outbreak.

For more information please contact:

Nick Chellel

Nick Chellel

Strategic Workforce Officer

07766 894494

Nick is the Strategic Workforce Officer for Active Sussex, leading on workforce development for Active Sussex and the implementation of the Workforce Delivery Plan. Nick is also the CYP Safeguarding Lead Officer for Active Sussex.