The Next Steps
Where Could Your Coaching Career Take You?
Many coaches from the Midlands started out coaching in their clubs and have progressed to be involved in high levels of the game and be involved in some fantastic experiences. Where could your coaching career take you?
Jim is currently an assistant coach on the Midlands Scholarship having previously coached on the Regional Player Development Centre.
Coaching in the environment of the development centres has helped him to develop his skills, knowledge and experience of coaching. The new skills are taken back to other coaching environments and passed on to players and coaches.
The experience of coaching on the RPDC has given Jim the opportunity to go to Russia with the RFL to coach in Universities and Schools to pass on his knowledge of the game.
He was also part of the Championship winning Midlands Regional Student side in 2011, coached the Midlands U18s at two national carnivals and will be Head Coach of the Midlands U18s tour to Serbia in August 2012.
Kane set out coaching with North Derbyshire Chargers, making a long public-transport trip to training each week. Having achieved his qualifications, he continued his learning, earning a reputation as a great coach, bolstered by experiences with Camp America.
In 2009 Kane was appointed to a full time position coaching position as Derbyshire Community Rugby League Coach. In addition to his role, Kane has been involved in coaching on RPDC and currently coaches on the Sheffield Eagles Scholarship. He also has a regular coaching appointment with the University of Derby and was part of the Midlands Regional Students coaching team in 2011.
Fred has been involved coaching all levels of Telford Raiders, including the Men's first team for the past two seasons, which he has found rewarding.
Fred was part of the Midlands U18s coaching team in 2011 which saw three players from the squad play for England Community Lions U18s against France.
Coach development is important in all areas of the game, putting in place programmes for many of the sports established performers on the one hand whilst nurturing and developing young talent through scholarship schemes and academy structures on the other.
And, for coaches in local clubs, many with networks of sides ranging from those new to and experiencing the game for the first time, the mini league players’ right through to experienced adult open age players, including all stops in between
Or just the coach who is tasked with the ultimate responsibility of the improvement in performance of all players and teams in their charge – impossible if the coach does not look to continually develop skills and experience
For more information about the Think Coaching, Profiling or other areas of Coach Development please contact Performance and Coaching Department on 0113 237 5010