Our coaching courses are aimed at already qualified coaches & physical trainers who are looking to increase the understanding, learning, performance & motivation of the individuals & teams they are working with. All are courses are “learning focused” meaning we keep everything as simple as possible.
The level of delivery is aimed at experienced professionals who are looking to develop beyond the average trainer or coach.
We keep delegate numbers low on all our courses to ensure learning and understanding is facilitated. As you will see from our core values, quality is something we are not will to compromise on.
Our upgraded 2013 courses mean that you are required to pass Level 1 Coach before booking onto Level 2 Performance Coach. This ensures all coaches have had some experience of our “fundamentals” before progressing.
PDS level 1 Coach
The course is delivered over 2 days; 1 day followed by a 1 day confirmation of learning 2 to 4 weeks later. We cover the fundamentals of our performance coaching strategies. It will provide you with strategies and techniques to ensure athletes and teams learn quicker, take more responsibility for their decisions and actions. We will also share our unique session frameworks that help establish and maximise the pace of performance development within your training and coaching plans.
This course has been delivered to coaches of numerous sports including canoeing, hockey, athletics, football and rowing. This course is capped at 20 coaches.
PDS level 2 Performance Coach
Goes into more detail from the subjects in Level 1 Coach. It also includes how to measure competencies under measured stress of both tactical & technical performance, designing a critical path that audits performance success in learning & applied performance. This course focuses on techniques and systems that can increase the learning, motivation, state management, ownership, confidence and performance of the athletes and teams you are coaching.
This course has been awarded 125 CPD points for PGA golf coaches.
5 days (1 per month for 5 months) or ran over 2 weekends with 5th day 2 to 4 weeks later:
Day 1 — Intro to frameworks, critical path, developing intrinsic motivation
Day 2 — Effective communication, learning focused coaching, session formats
Day 3 — Develop performance skill, experiential learning linked to state management
Day 4 — PDS 5 levels to ownership
Day 5 — Confirmation of learning, case studies review
Due to the high quality of delivery and required interaction of delegates, the maximum loading for this course is 9. People who have attended this course have included England squad golf coaches, Premiership Rugby and coaches from the University of Washington.
PDS level 3 Advanced Coach
Anyone attending this training must be a qualified PDS level 2 Performance Coach. This course is aimed at national and international level coaches. Coaches are provided with advanced performance strategies and mentored delivering coaching direct to the individuals and teams they are working with. Successful coaches must show a tangible performance increase during a season or equivalent time period.
PDS Advanced Coach builds on the unique techniques learnt during the PDS Performance Coach. These techniques and strategies ensure every minute of training time with athletes and teams are exploited. Our performance strategies focus on maximising the learning skill application and decision making of athletes under extreme pressures.
When elite level coaches are constantly looking for ways to increase the performance of individuals and teams; this level of training is priceless! This course is normally delivered at your club on a one to one basis, but can be delivered to two coaches if they are working together.
People attending this course have included coacheswho have worked with international athletes as diverse as golf and rugby.
All courses can be integrated into the PDS Process as part of our Performance Interventions