TRAINING & SUPPORT
County Durham Sport provides a wide range of support to help people with getting active and helps leaders and activators in training, resources and insight. We work in partnership with Club Durham and if you are an organisation or club that needs personalised support, practical information and advice on running a sustainable club, this should be your first port of call.
TRAINING & COURSES
Listed below are some of our regular statutory training courses. We also organise frequent one-off courses, workshops and events of interest to clubs, activity groups and all those working in sport across County Durham, to be kept up to date with our training programme, please sign up to our newsletter or connect with us via our social channels.
If you wish to organise bespoke training or need advice on the best course for you, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.
SAFEGUARDING & PROTECTING CHILDREN IN SPORT
UK Coaching safeguarding course widely accepted by NGB’s for your coaching certificate.
FIRST AID IN SPORT
3 hour first aid and CPR course widely accepted by NGB’s for coaching awards
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems and help them thrive inside and outside of your sessions
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
YOUTH PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT MODEL
Animation exploring Youth Physical Development model
UK Coaching and Sport Scotland animation bringing to life the evidence based ‘Youth Physical Development Model’, and what it means for the development of ‘Fundamental Movement Skills’
COACHING PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
Tips for including people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in your sessions.
COACHING DISABLED PEOPLE
Tips for including people with disabilities in your sessions.
How to Attract New Female Participants
Advice on attracting females to your coaching sessions.
Understanding Women’s lives – engaging women in sport
Report looking at women’s lives in modern Britain and what’s important to them, women’s perceptions of sport versus fitness and how we need to reposition sport to appeal to women and how to tap into women’s values in order to activate behaviour change towards increased levels of physical activity.
Puberty & Sport: An Invisible Stage
A report looking at the impact that puberty can have on girls’ engagement in physical activity.
Girls’ Participation in Sport: When Does the Drop-off Begin?
Advice from Lizzy Yarnold on preventing female drop-off.
ENGAGING GIRLS IN SPORT / PE
Changing the Game for Girls: In Action set out to better understand the low levels of physical activity among young girls in the UK, and to uncover new ideas to help more girls get, and stay, active.
HELPING MORE WOMEN GET ACTIVE
Practical steps coaches can use to help women overcome their fears and apprehensions about participating in sport
Coaching Women Through Pregnancy (infographic)
Developed in partnership with Public Health England this first pregnancy infographic explains the benefits of being active throughout pregnancy and what counts as being active
Menopause, Me and Physical Activity
Report looking at the relationship women going through menopause have with sport and physical activity.
Engaging Women in Sport in Later Life
A report looking at women’s relationship with sport and physical activity in later life.
Keeping Women Active in Winter
Participation in sport and physical activity declines in the colder, darker autumn and winter months. This report outlines the barriers to women taking part in sport in the winter and how to tackle autumn/winter drop-out rates.
County Durham Sport recognises the need for organisations to seek funding advice around the range of different opportunities that exist within the county and nationally. Please speak with your Club Durham representative as well as signing up to our newsletter for the latest range of funding opportunities
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
We work with partners on a wide range of projects helping children and young people get active.
Access data and case studies to help you make evidence-based decisions about your own physical activity projects