ParaCoach E-Learning

Welcome to the ParaCoach eLearning Course. The ParaCoach eLearning course has been coproduced by, researchers in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, ParaCoach project partners and a host of Para / Disability agencies and experts. This interactive and self-paced course uses a mix of guided and independent study, designed to engage participants in a journey of self-discovery and how best to create more inclusive and empowering environments and practices for people with disability.

The ParaCoach eLearning course is aimed at:

  • Coaches of athletes with disability
  • Coaches new to coaching athletes with disability
  • Coach developers and those who support coach education
  • Performance directors of elite sport programmes
  • Physical education teachers
  • Sport science practitioners
  • Managers and administrators of sporting agencies and club
  • Universities that would like to offer students additional learning opportunities

Within the course you will gain greater insight into the ways cultural and social beliefs about disability, athletes with disability and coaching are learnt, become unconscious and influence practice. This is important, because without knowing, these unconscious social beliefs may place barriers to disabled people entering sport and also restrict their sense of freedom and progression within sport. You will also explore how to create an environment that is inclusive and empowering and how to effectively support athletes with differing types of impairment. Finally, within the course, you will gain awareness of how to apply different coaching styles to facilitate athlete learning and how differentiate practice using the STEP model.

So join us as we learn, advocate for and provide more inclusive and empowering practices for disabled people.


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