Central Disability Sport Coach Education Calendar Academic Year 2019-2020

Due the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020-2021 training opportunities were severely curtailed and we are showing our 2019-2020 to get a flavour of the training courses on offer.

Note: All courses and workshops can be accessed by coaches, volunteers, teachers/support staff, local authority representatives and NHS partners from the Forth Valley area.

The course is aimed at anyone who is working in sport and can assist those with communication difficulties. Makaton signs will aid to support their understanding whilst participating in sports activities. The course will teach some core vocabulary signs, and a small selection of topic signs.

  • Venue
    Grangemouth Sports Complex
  • Date
    Monday 16th September 2019
  • Time
    1600-1800
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    For more information on this course please contact lisa.male@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

This is an excellent introductory workshop into disability sport in Scotland. This course provides delegates with the following opportunities.

  • To recognise and influence how perceptions and experience have on interactions and our expectations of others
  • Identify appropriate disability‐specific terminology, etiquette and communication
  • Articulate the principles of current legislation and know who to contact for further information
  • Outline the barriers which may need to be challenged in order to create opportunity
  • Identify the participation opportunities within disability sport
  • Recognise how to influence (even change) practices and facilitate inclusion
  • Course
    Disability Inclusion Autism Training
  • Venue
    Alloa Academy
  • Date
    Thursday 26th September 2019
  • Time
    1730-2030
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    Contact Jackelyn Perez at jperez@clacks.gov.uk or on 01259 452340

The course will cover

  • Planning and preparation
  • Effective communication and demonstration skills
  • How to give appropriate and constructive feedback
  • Evaluating activities
  • Understanding of boccia and coaching principles
  • Venue
    Annan Academy
  • Date
    Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019
  • Time
    0900-1700
  • Cost
    £250.00 with £75.00 subsidy from sportscotland
  • To book
    Contact Caroline Lyon at admin@scottishdisabilitysport.com or on 0131 317 1130 to book and for subsidy information

This workshop designed for coaches/teachers and volunteers interested in working with athletes in Archery. This workshop will cover practical and workshop teaching methods to offer coaches an insight into archery and how to best athletes with differing abilities. Archery is a very inclusive sport and has been used in other areas to assist with those who have not previously engaged in sport.

  • Venue
    Grangemouth High School
  • Date
    Wednesday 2nd October 2019
  • Time
    1730-2030
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    Contact Lisa Male at Falkirk Community Trust lisa.male@falkirkcommunitytrust.org to book your place on this workshop

This workshop has been designed for coaches interested or already working with athletes with a disability. They will be led by experienced Scottish Disability Sport/UKA coaches. Workshop will cover aspects of disability awareness, classification, competition structures and opportunities for practical ‘hands on’ coaching.

  • Venue
    Grangemouth Sports Stadium
  • Date
    Monday 7th October 2019
  • Time
    1730-2030
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    Contact Shona Malcolm on 0131 539 7348 or shonamalcolm@scottishathletics.org.uk

This workshop designed for coaches interested in working with athletes within tennis. This workshop will cover practical and workshop teaching methods to offer coaches an insight into how to best deliver tennis to players with different and differing abilities.

Tennis is a fully inclusive sport. It can be adapted into different formats to enable young people with a range of disabilities to play and enjoy the game.

  • Venue
    Grangemouth High School
  • Date
    Monday 28th October 2019
  • Time
    1730-2030
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    Contact Lisa Male at Falkirk Community Trust lisa.male@falkirkcommunitytrust.org to book your place on this workshop

The course is aimed at anyone who is working in sport and can assist those with communication difficulties. Makaton signs will aid to support their understanding whilst participating in sports activities. The course will teach some core vocabulary signs, and a small selection of topic signs.

  • Venue
    Grangemouth Sports Complex
  • Date
    Monday 25th November 2019
  • Time
    1600-1800
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    For more information on this course please contact lisa.male@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

This workshop designed for coaches/teachers and volunteers interested in working with athletes in Cricket. This workshop will cover practical and workshop teaching methods to offer coaches an insight table and soft cricket.

  • Venue
    Falkirk Venue, TBC
  • Date
    Wednesday 27th November 2019
  • Time
    1700-1900
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley individuals/representatives
  • To book
    For more information on this course please contact lisa.male@falkirkcommunitytrust.org
  • Venue
    Stirling University Swimming Pool
  • Date
    Sunday 2nd February 2020
  • Time
    1230-1730
  • Cost
    No cost to Forth Valley representatives via GOGA
  • To book
    Contact Paul Wilson p.wilson@scottishswimming.com to book your place on this workshop
    Central Disability Sport Contact Details
    Organisation Lead officer Disability Sport Telephone Email
    Active Stirling
    unior Contact
    Craig McIntyre mcintyrec@activestirling.org.uk
    Active Stirling
    Senior Contact
    Vicki Galbraith galbraithv@ActiveStirling.org.uk
    Clackmannanshire Council Jackie Perez 01259 452340 jperez@clacks.gov.uk
    Falkirk Community Trust Lisa Male 01324 590931 lisa.male@falkirkcommunitytrust.org
    Forth Valley Disability Sport Graham Harvey 01786 466485
    07527 147685
    graham.harvey@fvds.org.uk
    Forth Valley Disability Sport Eva Finlayson 0776 1031982 goga@fvds.org.uk
    Scottish Disability Sport Cheryl Lappin 07577 830360 cheryl.lappin@scottishdisabilitysport.com
    Scottish Disability Sport Louise Gillespie 07852 220860 louise.gillespie@scottishdisabilitysport.com