Session 8: Refreshing coach development for the digital age
This session explores how coach learning and development may need to adjust as technology, society and coaching evolve in a digital age.
Technology will be the big one and there’s a lot of unknowns in that respect and possibly something we’ve got to invest more time in, trying to predict and future-proof our approach to both coach development and player development with the advent of different technological advancements.
Coaching practice is now influenced by digital devices whether they be used for filming, collaborating or communicating. But coach learning and development has also been transformed with coaches having a wealth of expertise and information available in a few clicks. Watch as Stuart Armstrong explains further.
As this course comes to a close you will explore the future potential of digital technology – some of which is a little controversial.
By the end of this session, you should be able to:
- demonstrate a heightened awareness of the potential impact of digital technologies on coach learning and development
- consider and reflect on the concept of coach developers as ‘digital content curators’
- explore cases of coach learning and development informed through the use of social media.