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UK Snowsports Coaching Awards 2015
Posted: 19/08/2015

UK Snowsports Coaching Awards 2015 

The UK Snowsports Coaching awards supported by Rossignol will take place at an awards dinner on the 19th September at Chill Factore, Manchester. This is an opportunity to thank coaches and instructors for their dedication and to recognise their achievements. To nominate a coach or instructor please look through the awards details and complete the nomination form and return to Info@snowsportengland.org.uk by 28th August. 

The awards dinner is part of the UK Snowsport Coaching conference which takes place on the 19th and 20th September. To book your place email info@snowsportenglang.org.uk or call the office on 01509232323 

Award categories 

The UK Snowsports Coaching Awards provide the opportunity to thank coaches and instructors for their dedication and to recognise their achievements. Any currently licenced coach operating in the UK or with UK skiers can be nominated for a UK Snowsports Coaching Award. 

HOW TO NOMINATE 

Anyone can make a nomination by completing an official UK Coaching Awards nomination form. Completed nomination forms must be received by 18th August 2014 via email to info@snowsportengland.org.uk 

The UK Snowsports Coaching Awards supported by Rossignol provide a unique opportunity to recognise and reward the work of excellent coaches in all sports and at all levels, from community to high performance. The nomination process is straightforward and the judging panel will decide on the ones to put forward to the public vote 

Award Categories This section gives descriptions of the award categories, together with key evidence the judging panel will look for when making its decision on who will be put forward to a public vote. 

1 CHILDREN’S COACH OF THE YEAR 

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a children’s coach to the development of basic skills (within the FUNdamentals and Learning to Play and Practice stages of the Participation Development Model). What we are looking for: 

- A coach of young people under the age of 16 
- Evidence of the development of basic skills through fun in sport 
- Evidence of appropriate player-centred engagement and high-quality coaching 
- Examples of innovative practice. 

Note: Nominations for coaches working with talented young athletes should be made in the Performance Development category, not the Children’s Coach. 

2 COMMUNITY COACH OF THE YEAR 

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach to getting more people starting, staying and/or succeeding in sport through high-quality coaching. What we are looking for: 

- Evidence of the impact the coach has had on widening access to sport through high-quality coaching 
- Evidence of working within a specific community, particularly low-participation groups 
- Examples of innovative practice. 

3 PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT COACH OF THE YEAR 

This award recognises the achievements of a coach in developing emerging and young performers in sport. What we are looking for: 

- Evidence of innovative practice 
- Evidence of player-centred, high-quality coaching that encourages the development of performance within sport and nurtures talent. 

4 HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH OF THE YEAR 

This award recognises the achievements of a coach working with athletes at the highest level of performance in sport. What we are looking for: 

- Evidence of player-centred development leading to successful performance within sport 
- Evidence of national or international achievements by the coach’s athletes 
- Examples of innovative practice. 

5 DISABILITY COACH OF THE YEAR 

This award recognises the achievements of a coach working to develop disabled athletes at any level within sport. What we are looking for: 

- Evidence of the impact the coach has had on widening access to sport for disabled people 
- Evidence of providing opportunities and/or dedicated support within a mainstream sporting environment or a dedicated disability sport environment 
- Evidence of appropriate player-centred engagement and excellent coaching 
- Examples of innovative practice. 

6 UK SNOWSPORTS COACH OF THE YEAR 

The 2014 UK Coach of the Year will be selected from the winners of the following awards: 

- Children’s Coach of the Year 
- Community Coach of the Year 
- Disability Coach of the Year 
- Performance Development Coach of the Year 
- High Performance Coach of the Year. 

7 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

This award will be presented to an exceptional candidate to recognise his or her achievements through a lifetime dedicated to coaching. This will be decided on by the coach awards judging panel.

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