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The business of football
This free course, The business of football, was produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by men's and women's football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course is for you.
Exploring sport coaching and psychology
This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport. You will consider how the mind, the body, the environment and training techniques all...
Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness
This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness, explores the personal skills that underpin so much work in sport and gyms. We often hear employers refer to the importance of these interpersonal relationships or ‘soft skills’ in sport and fitness, and in this unique course you’ll build valuable insights into ...
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How Emma Raducanu’s parents strike the right balance: supporting your child athlete
Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open without dropping a set. Dr Jessica Pinchbeck looks at the important role her parents have played in her career and life.
Riding the carousel or partners for life: what makes an effective coach–athlete relationship in tennis?
The coach–player relationship in tennis is very important. Find out the vital factors in getting this right.
Everyone Can Learn to Coach! Coaching with the OSCAR Model
Do you feel you don’t know where to start with coaching, or need to refresh your skills? The OSCAR Coaching Model is a solutions-focused coaching model, with a simple structure to keep the coaching process focused, structured and time effective.
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Very interactive and insightful