The inaugural QUT Para Sport Coaching scholarship program was ignited on the weekend with a skill acquisition workshop which brought a group of 11 coaches together.
Coaches representing wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and para table tennis trialled new methods of coaching whilst considering their own philosophies to enhance the delivery and sustainability of coaching practices for the future.
Associate Professor Ian Renshaw, Dr Adam Gorman, and PhD Candidate Courtney Porter presented the sessions which were developed to add modern, scientific methodologies to the coaching repertoire which can be overlaid with sport specific knowledge and training methods.
Sports Manager of the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball group Nicki Liddle said the weekend enabled her to push the boundaries of thinking and challenge accepted norms in coaching.
‘The sessions were relatable, on point and really lots of fun,'
‘They provided the coaching group with plenty of food for thought, if we don’t step outside the boundaries of current thinking, we never will grow,’ she said.
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