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eLearning Course: Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course 'Coaching People with a Visual Impairment'.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course ‘Coaching People with a Visual Impairment’.

original article on britishblindsport.org.uk/

This new course raises awareness of the crucial role coaches’ play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity, complementing UK Coaching’s ‘Person-centred’ principle of great coaching.

Tennis Coach, coaching two people with a visual impairment
Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

“It’s really important the coach education starts at grassroots. There are still too many coaches who aren’t confident around visually impaired people.”

Sophie Thornhill, Paralympic Champion

  • Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide individual
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course
Coach guides a swimmer at the poolside.

 

Cost

£8.99 for non-BBS member and £5.99 for members after discount.

Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk

Ready to give it a try? Why not take a FREE Demo.

Accessibility

This course has been designed with accessibility in mind and has been rigorously tested. We aim to make the experience as accessible and easy to use as possible. This course works on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop using Google Chrome.

If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers:

  • HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

Visit the UK Coaching website to take a FREE Demo of Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

* All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.

 

eLearning Course: Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course 'Coaching People with a Visual Impairment'.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course ‘Coaching People with a Visual Impairment’.

original article on britishblindsport.org.uk/

This new course raises awareness of the crucial role coaches’ play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity, complementing UK Coaching’s ‘Person-centred’ principle of great coaching.

Tennis Coach, coaching two people with a visual impairment
Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

“It’s really important the coach education starts at grassroots. There are still too many coaches who aren’t confident around visually impaired people.”

Sophie Thornhill, Paralympic Champion

  • Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide individual
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course
Coach guides a swimmer at the poolside.

 

Cost

£8.99 for non-BBS member and £5.99 for members after discount.

Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk

Ready to give it a try? Why not take a FREE Demo.

Accessibility

This course has been designed with accessibility in mind and has been rigorously tested. We aim to make the experience as accessible and easy to use as possible. This course works on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop using Google Chrome.

If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers:

  • HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

Visit the UK Coaching website to take a FREE Demo of Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

* All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.

 

BBS Guide Running Resources

Guide Running resources including a British Blind Sports Video

Below is a new resource to help clubs and volunteers to more effectively assist visually impaired people by acting as guide runners.

The video gives advice to potential guide runners on how to make guiding an enjoyable and safe activity for everyone involved!

Guide running video below

Find a Guide runner

For more information on guide running or to find a guide runner, please visit www.findaguide.co.uk

Guide Running Merchandise

For guide running merchandise, such as tethers and bibs, please visit our online store at https://britishblindsport.org.uk/product-category/products/

British Blind Sport Website:  https://britishblindsport.org.uk/

BBS Activity Finder: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/activity-finder/

 

 

 

BBS: Young Leader Camp!

British Blind Sports National Young Leader Camp 6 - 9 April
Venue:
Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford.
Time:
TBC -
Phone:
01926 424 247
Date:
06th April 2020
Cost:
Newbies - £20 Returners - £40


British Blind Sport’s National Young Leader Camp

BBS last scheduled residential camp takes place between Monday 6th April – Thursday  9th April 2020 at the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford.

The National Young Leader Camp will be bigger and better than ever, built on feedback from Young Leaders.  This camp is specifically designed to give young people with a visual impairment the opportunity to:

  • Have fun
  • Make new friends
  • Volunteer and take the lead
  • Develop key leadership behaviours
  • Improve employability skills

Some will even be involved in delivering a twist on our Try VI Sports Day with our See My Voice Symposium!

The residential camp is suitable for  10 to 20-year-olds with a visual impairment in England that are able to be independent for the duration of the residential camp.

All young leaders will be supervised by qualified and DBS certified personnel to ensure everybody’s safety and welfare throughout the camp.

What is included?

  • Activities
  • Qualifications and courses
  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Meals for the duration of the camp (excluding lunch on departures day)
  • Kit
  • Week Timetable (DRAFT) – subject to change

What is the cost?

Newbies – £20    Returners – £40

Photo of Young Leaders from the last camp

Places are limited so please fill out the application forms as best you can!

To apply, please click the appropriate link below:

If you would like more information about the camp, or help completing the online registration form please contact Lijana Kaziow, Young Leaders Officer.

Email: Lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk

Telephone: 01926 424 247

original post by britishblindsport.org.uk

 

 

London Have a Go Day!

BBS London Have a Go Day at brand new sports hub
Venue:
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ
Time:
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
03rd May 2020
Cost:
Free


BBS: Have a Go Day at brand new sports hub in London

British Blind Sport (BBS) is pleased to be working alongside Metro Blind Sport, London Sport, Ealing City Council and Greenwich Leisure Limited to deliver a VI sports taster day at a brand new sports hub opening in West London!

We would love you to bring along your friends and family to have a fun-filled day of socialising and trying out a variety of sports, such as Goalball, Tennis, Rugby, Guide Running and more!

Date: Sunday 3rd May 2020   Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ

Contact:  participation@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 42427

Register Form: https://blindsport.uk/HAGDLondon

As part of this event, we will also be holding a First Steps Family Day for recipients of the First Steps pack. If you are already on the First Steps Programme, please be sure to select the Family Day on the registration form.

BBS encourage everyone to come along and “have a go” regardless of age or previous experience with physical activity – there’s something available for everyone!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager, on 01926 424247 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport are always grateful of the support of volunteers to help out at these events. If you can spare some time to help the attendees to enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.