Isle of Man Sport would like to invite coaches to a “Celebration of Coaching” at Douglas Golf Club’s Meadows Pavilion on Saturday 7th September at 7:30pm.
The Isle of Man is blessed with a multitude of committed and passionate people who give so much energy to delivering high quality sports coaching experiences for local residents. These people are often the unsung heroes of sport and without them sport would not exist as we see it today. The contribution they give to Manx life plays an integral part in making the Isle of Man such a wonderful place to live.
It is essential to recognise their efforts as coaches should feel valued and appreciated for all that they do. The event also aims to share examples of best practice. Highlighting the coaching initiatives that local clubs and organisations deliver plays an important role in the continuous improvement of coaching on the Isle of Man. Sharing ideas and experiences helps best practice to reach a wider sports audience, for the betterment of all sport on the Island.
A complimentary supper will be provided and coaches will be entertained by our guest of honour Mr John Mills. John will share with us some of his experiences and knowledge that have helped shape his coaching journey with particular emphasis on the importance of effective pathways in sport.
Nominations are invited from the general public and in particular sports clubs and organisations for two accolades. Last year the Accolade for Innovation in Coaching was launched. It was an opportunity to shout out about the great projects that are helping to transform coaching on the Island. The Isle of Man Rugby Developing Player Programme scooped the honour last year which showcased a very forward thinking partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks. Local rugby coaches were exposed to first class education from the Sale Sharks Academy and helped to develop a pathway for local participants to improve as players and as people.
This year nominations are also sought for an additional honour to recognise the efforts of an individual volunteer coach for the accolade for Excellence in Coaching. Who is that person in your sport who is the embodiment of coaching best practice? Who is keeping abreast of the latest developments in coaching and exposing themselves to ongoing personal development so that they can effectively serve the diverse needs of participants in their respective sport? Who do you know who puts the athlete first and works collaboratively to provide the support they require?
Nominees for each accolade will be shortlisted and a brief video interview with each will be recorded to play on the evening prior to the recipients being announced and presented with their accolades by our guest John Mills.
Attached at the bottom of this letter are nomination forms for each Accolade which I would be grateful if you could circulate within your sport. Anyone can make nominations and the deadline for submission is Monday 26th August 2019. All shortlisted nominees will be reserved seats for the event.
To book seats for the event please email email@example.com or call 688590.
I look forward to seeing coaches from your sport in attendance for what promises to be a fantastic evening.
Sports Coaching Coordinator
Isle of Man Sport