MiMentor coach development mentor Sarah McQuade outlines the Coach Mentor Diploma course.
This diploma has been created by e.t.c coaching consultants and MiMentor for United Soccer Coaches.
It is designed to enable those of you who either, formally or informally, officially or unofficially, are responsible for helping coaches learn and develop their knowledge and skills to become even better coaches.
Whether you are a Director of Coaching, Performance Director and/ or an Academy Director this course will help you guide and support the on-going professional development of your coaches.
Adopting a blended approach this course mixes live online workshops with self-directed on-line learning courses. It is structured into three Modules, with each being released upon the completion of the previous module:
Module 1: An Introduction to Mentoring:
Module 2: Coach Profiling and Supported Practice in the Field:
Module 3: Reflection and Development:
How long will it take to complete?
The course is structured and delivered over a 6-week period.
What do I get at the end?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the United Soccer Coaches Coach Mentor Diploma.
Sarah explains: "What we've created is a programme that is designed to utilise the online learning platform that MiMentor is sharing with us.
"The course will challenge learners to think about applying some of that learning in their own context and drawing them back to consider how effectively they've done it.
"What we're doing is flipping this 'virtual classroom', so the learning comes first in the online courses, and then what we want to do is to help make sense of it."
Sarah adds: "The final module will really allow us to come back together and answer the question that everybody has at the end of every course, which is: 'it's been brilliant, but what do I do now?'.
"So we really look at how mentors can develop their own mentoring skills, but also how they can continue to develop the mentoring programmes and the mentoring relationships that they have."
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