Sports coaches will benefit from a series of workshops in September to help them ‘excite, engage and enable’ sportsmen and women.
The workshops – two of which are new to the Island – form the Sport Coaching Festival which takes place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th at the NSC in Douglas.
Research and experience shows the biggest drop off in participation figures occurs with young people aged 14 - 25.
The workshops will explore what coaches can do to change this trend by shaping their sessions to keep this age group excited about sport and wanting to come back every week.
Other workshops will explore ‘Behaviour Change Tactics’.
This will focus on influencing behaviour to help people get active and how the use of innovative “nudge” techniques can ensure they stay active.
Coaching Coordinator Trevor Christian says: “Isle of Man Sport is committed to supporting volunteer coaches in their development.
“We want to reduce financial barriers where possible and with this in mind, the whole weekend session is available for just £20.
“This is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow coaches and share ideas on how to use new found knowledge in your coaching.”