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Surrey Club and Coach Conference

Sunday 20 March 2016 9:30am-4:30pm Leatherhead Leisure Centre

Cost £40     Club & Coach Conference

9:30am-10am: Keynote Speaker

10am-12:30pm: Morning Workshop

1:30pm-4:30pm: Afternoon Workshop


Please note: Choose 1 workshop for each Morning and Afternoon session. Spaces on workshops are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

Book on using this form. Within a week of booking you will receive a workshop options form by email.


Creativity & Innovation in Coaching

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for coaches to develop ideas to show how being more creative and innovative can positively impact on their coaching practices. The workshop will enable coaches to demonstrate awareness of the concept of ‘creativity’ through practical application and through participation in or observation of a range of practical activities.

Morning Options

Play Bowls Activator Module (ALL DAY)

The first step to delivering bowls, covering basic information and skills to offer a fun, informal and relaxed introduction to the sport of Bowls. A new bowler╩╝s first impression of the sport is often the difference between them taking up membership of the club or not.

This course will provide you with:

Skills to welcome any new bowler into your clubConfidence to organise an entertaining, relaxed and an enjoyable introductory sessionAbility to create a positive lasting impression

Us Girls: Engaging Women & Girls in Sport & Physical Activity

This interactive workshop equips participants with practical ideas on how to best engage women and girls in sport and physical activity, sharing the latest insight from our Us Girls programme. The workshop explains the sporting needs of young women and girls, and defines the techniques for delivering successful sports programmes for young women. The workshop covers what works to both engage and retain female participants and includes case studies from projects that are successfully engaging females.

Strength & Conditioning and Injury Prevention

In coaching the sportsperson you need to train their physical condition to enhance their agility, flexibility, power, speed and strength. This workshop will evaluate different techniques, including: assisted strength exercises, body weight exercises, circuits, free weights, hurdles, kettle bells, parachutes, sledges and TRX.

Boccia Coaching Toolkit – Part 1

This bespoke workshop has been created using the input of Boccia clubs across Surrey. Open to qualified and un-qualified coaches this workshop will help you raise the game of your athletes, give you better understandings, plus the chance to meet and speak with other local Boccia coaches.

Marketing your Club

With so many marketing options out there it can leave you in a muddle. This workshop will guide you through the marketing minefield and help you attract new members, raise funds or enhance your club’s profile.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children (Sports Coach UK)

This workshop aims to increase awareness of safeguarding and protecting children, helping coaches recognise signs of abuse and poor practice. It also prompts a review of coaching practice to ensure that sport provides a positive and enriching experience for children. Please note, the FA and LTA only accept their own Safeguarding Qualification.

Afternoon Options

Improving Movement in Badminton Demonstration

The aim of this workshop is to improve the technical accuracy of practical movement, including the preparation, execution and recovery linked to playing shots in the fore court and the rear court. The workshop is ideal for Level 1 and 2 coaches or any coach wanting to refresh technical skills.

Developing Speed in your Athlete

This workshop will be split into three focus areas: sprint posture drilling, circuit training and weight training. All three sections of the session are interrelated showing how correct posture training for each exercise is critical to develop speed, for robust and repeatable speed, and minimising injury risk.

Coaching through Games

This workshop champions games as the most effective method by which youngsters can acquire specific skills and develop game understanding. Delivered by the RFU but open to all, the course helps with the principles of practice design and the coaching process within games, so coaches are able to confidently lead game based coaching sessions.

Club Finances

Are you baffled by balance sheets or afraid of your accounts? This workshop will give you the tools to tackle your clubs finances and help you make better decisions. Get your finances fit for the future.

Time to Listen – Welfare Officer Add-on

This workshop is designed to help you and your club develop best practice for safeguarding and protecting children in sport. Developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC it is essential training for club welfare officers. Attendees must have previously attended the Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop.

First Aid for Sport

This theory and practical based workshop is tailored to sport coaches covering: aims and principles of first aid, injury prevention, incident management, head injuries, treatment of unconsciousness, resuscitation, fractures, soft tissue issues, sport specific topics and conditions which may affect the sports person. This is not suitable for tennis coaches who want to use the certificate as part of their Coach Licence.

Boccia Coaching Toolkit – Part 2

This bespoke workshop has been created using the input of Boccia clubs across Surrey. Open to qualified and un-qualified coaches this workshop will help you raise the game of your athletes, give you better understandings, plus the chance to meet and speak with other local Boccia coaches.

Upcoming Local Club Conversations

10 Feb, 7-9pm, Woking Leisure Centre

26 Feb, 10:30am, Leatherhead Leisure Centre

14 March, 5-9pm, Guildford

Our club conversations bring local sports clubs together to learn from each other, share top tips and experiences. Club conversations are run in partnership with local sports councils and local authorities.

Club Conversations Club & Volunteer Spotlight

We are looking for outstanding clubs and individuals to showcase in our club newsletter. Any club selected to be in the spotlight will recieve a FREE place at our summer club celebration evening as well as having their story shared across the county. The categories are:

Biggest Change-maker at a Surrey ClubSurrey's Most Welcoming ClubStrongest Community EngagementYour Club MattersMost Inspiring Coach

To nominate, click here.

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Contact us

clubconversations@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01483 518943