David Turner, Coaching Children & Safeguarding Lead at UK Coaching - Lifelong Learning and More

Dec 02, 05:30 PM
David Turner is the Coaching Children & Safeguarding Lead at UK Coaching, the UK’s lead agency and charity for sports coaching. David co-authored the latest UK Coaching/NSPCC Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop that 25,000 coaches attend annually, and ‘First Steps into Coaching’ workshop and resource aimed at taking parents from the stands and into coaching. David currently serves as the Lead Throws Coach at Loughborough University.

0:00 – Intro

2:09 – Growing up

5:25 – Sport specialization

9:12 – Attrition in the UK

12:57 – How organizations can make kids love the game more after the season than before

21:01 – David’s role in UK Coaching

23:24 – Abuse prevention

27:14 – Importance of multi-sport participation

30:37 – David’s work in coaching children

35:40 – Decline of free play 

37:34 – Coaching tenure with Hollie and Becka

46:06 – Differences between coaching boys and coaching girls

48:20 – Playing outside of comfort zones

52:02 – Shaving 5 years off coaching learning curve

54:01 – Books and resources for coaches

56:50 – 10,000 hour fallacy

1:00:00 – Importance of lifelong learning

1:01:10 – Reaching David