Development

The triathlon coaching world is forever evolving, which creates exciting opportunities but which also comes with challenges. Furthering your learning journey as a coach by prioritising Continuing Professional Development enables you to regularly apply attention to important areas of development and take appropriate action to reduce any shortfalls in knowledge. Equally, you should see CPD as a way to learn from your peers and as an opportunity to share best practice. A planned approach to CPD allows you as a coach to put yourself in charge of your own development and coaching-related ambitions. A personal empowerment of learning brings with it an increase in confidence and resulting abilities, all of which help to improve your capability as a coach which is passed on to the athletes you are coaching.

Qualified triathlon coaches and newcomers to coaching can take advantage of our many development opportunities offered through the Triathlon Scotland coach development programme throughout the year. We believe that completing your coaching qualification is very much the beginning of your journey as a coach and to become a world class triathlon coach, it is important continue developing your coaching skills.  Some examples of our CPD offering are details below.

 

British Triathlon Coach CPD Modules

To support coaches after completing a Triathlon Scotland Coaching Qualification, British Triathlon have developed a number of one day coaching workshops: Club Head Coach Workshop, Open Water Coaching, and, Strength & Conditioning for Triathlon. Further information can be found on the Coach Development Opportunities page on our website.

Personalised coach support programme

The Triathlon Scotland personalised coach support programme is a new aspect to the Triathlon Scotland coach development programme.  The aim of the programme is to provide our coaches with bespoke 1:1 support for their on-going development. In order to achieve this, we are offering committed coaches the opportunity to have a personal coach mentor to support them in identifying their training needs, creating personal development plans and to help them to work towards their on-going development.

Swim Coaching

Building on the content in the UKCC Triathlon coaching qualifications, swim coaching CPD sessions utilise Swim Smooth theory to explore analysis, improve swim technique and session planning. We deliver the British Triathlon Swimsmooth Open Water CPD sessions.

Swim Smooth are the official swim coach education partners to British Triathlon and you can read more about them on their website via the link at the bottom of the page.

Closed Road Cycling Series

Cycling CPD is delivered in partnership with British and Scottish Cycling qualified coaches.  The CPD days are an opportunity to enhance cycling skills and in particular learn more about coaching draft-legal cycling.   We have previously delivered closed road training sessions for men, women, youths and triathletes with a disability.

Mentoring Programme

The Triathlon Scotland coach mentoring programme is a new aspect to the Triathlon Scotland coach development programme.  The aim of the programme is to provide our coaches with bespoke 1:1 support for their on-going development. In order to achieve this, we are looking to recruit a team of coach mentors who have the skills to support coaches in identifying their training needs, create personal development plans and to help our coaches to work towards their on-going development.

If you are interested in becoming a Triathlon Scotland coach mentor, please click here to apply or contact Susie Benson for further details.

Coaching Register

Add your name to our Coaching Register and we will keep you up-to-date with all coaching developments and professional development opportunities.  In order to be on the register you must hold a valid triathlon coaching qualification and be a current member of Triathlon Scotland.  Please note that if you gained your coaching qualification prior to the UKCC in 2007, your qualifications may be being verified and your entry will appear once this has happened. To view the register, please click here and scroll to the bottom.

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