30th August 2022
A brand-new coaching course has been launched by England Handball to help the sport’s leaders reach their full potential.
The EHA Coach Level 2 Award is for those looking to become club coaches and progress their handball journey, and will support learners via its multi-contextual, realistic approach.
It will help individuals to lead club coaching sessions, delivered through blended learning – including practical assessments following both virtual and in-person sessions.
The course has been refreshed with revised content and will replace the previous UKCC Level 2 coaching course. The news also comes following the re-launch of the Level 1 Award that took place in 2021.
Ricardo Vasconcelos, National Coaching & Workforce Development Manager, said: “Handball is dependent on its coaches. Their role is of utmost importance – not only in attracting players both young and old into the sport, but also keeping those in the game engaged and motivated.
“For our players and the sport to thrive, they must be allowed to reach their full potential, and that’s what the new Level 2 is all about. “It’s an inclusive, realistic award to support learners on the pathway to become the best coaches they can possibly be.”
The revised content for the new course will be delivered by experts in each specific area including video analysis, planning, psychology and pedagogy. Sessions will take place on the coaching process, phases of the game, sports science and group tactics – over the course of several weeks.
It’s hoped the new courses be easier to attend due to the reduced amount of travelling needed. Unlike the previous Level 2 award that required four days of face-to-face learning, the new course requires just one in-person day. Many of the sessions take place within the learner’s own environment, including the possibility of a video assessment.
To be eligible, learners must be at least 18 years of age, hold a Level 1 handball coach award, and have access to a laptop or tablet to participate in virtual sessions. Any special learning requirements should be made clear at the registration process.
The first edition of the Coach Level 2 Award will begin on September 17.
The fees for EHA members is £295, while for non-members it is £355.
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