There possible opportunity of success for future Olympic/Paralympic
There are 3 different levels of organizations for sport in the UK; national, regional, and local that collectively work together to deliver the country with the best sporting experience that it can, this is shown throughout sports coaching. At the very top level is national organization’s such as UK Coaching who’s “mission is to put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport” (UK Coaching, 2018) and provides the frame work for the country to help develop excellent coaches within sport. Using the coach development model where they develop from being level1 support coaches all the way to level 4 master coaches. This plan is worked alongside national governing bodies, whose job is to oversee individual sports e.g. Football Association, to develop and provide the highest quality coaches for within their sport so they can develop and nurture performer’s talents for future/immediate success. Sport England, which invests government funding into UK coaching, believes “good coaching is good for everyone” (Sport England, 2018) and with UK coaching sets out plans that can be implemented across the country to improve the coaching landscape. “Adopting a wider more inclusive definition of coaching” (Sport England, 2016)they hope to “make it easier for people from a wider range of backgrounds to get into coaching” (Sport England, 2016) and for people from varied backgrounds to experience good coaching as the norm. These plans and funding are passed down to regional organizations such as Tyne and Wear sport that then set out to implement and fund them locally in schools and clubs etc.Other organizations such as UK sport invest in UK coaching to hopefully produce high class coaches for their “no compromise” approach to providing the best possible opportunity of success for future Olympic/Paralympic athletes. An area of coaching that I believe needs addressing by the organizations is the diversity of the coaching workforce with only “3% of coaches coming from black and minority ethnic backgrounds” (Sports Coach UK, 2012). With sporting equals finding that “finance was a recurring issue and location of courses for the people from BAME communities” (Sports Coach UK, 2012) I think that it should become common practice for more coaching courses to take place in areas where BAME communities are known to be prominent and for funding and support to be in place for the members who take interest in coaching so they have somewhere to start and continue their coaching career. Accessing information was also a issue which is why I believe information/promotional videos should be advertised across all walks of social media using people from BAME backgrounds within the video to hopefully inspire others to go and get into coaching. At the top end of every sport I believe governing bodies should introduce the “Rooney Rule” where “a team with a coaching vacancy must interview one or more minority candidates for the position” (Proxmire, 2008) as this would potentially create more high profile coaches from the BAME communities that could hopefully become role models for others and give them something to aspire towards providing motivation to get involved with coaching.