Episode 10 – Coaches Across Continents


This week on the Good Sports Podcast the team ran through some news items that had caught our eye in the last few weeks, then we interview Jordan Stephenson from Coaches Across Continents, and conclude with a quiz about the Beyond Sport Awards.

News Roundup

Sara picked up on a piece on Devex about the use of apps to incentivise exercise in an effort to tackle non-communicable diseases: https://www.devex.com/news/cities-and-ncds-in-melbourne-a-challenge-to-ride-for-health-93315

Lee highlighted Generations for Peace’s nomination for a Beyond Sport Global Award, and highlighted their excellent work in Jordan https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/news/generations-peace-shortlisted-2018-beyond-sport-global-awards</a

And here is the link from Dave’s item, the call to action by Street League CEO Matt Stephenson-Dodd for the sector to be more transparent in it’s evaluation and reporting. http://www.connectsport.co.uk/news/street-league-issue-call-sector-prove-its-impact

Coaches Across Continents

Dave then spoke with Jordan from Coaches Across Continents. Jordan spoke about the different strands of the organisations’ work, including their development of metaphors in games, and their work in partnership with corporations. You can follow the work of Coaches across Continents (https://coachesacrosscontinents.orgthrough their twitter account, @coachesacross and follow Jordan on @jordstephenson.

Key takeaways from the team:

  • Sara noted that effective metaphors in sports can be powerful tools for learning, and highlighted Coaches Across Continents’ webinars which offer a great resource for coaches looking to design their own games
  • Lee reflected on their monitoring and evaluation approach, highlighting that rather than focusing on just the (incredible) number of people their work makes contact with, CAC were grappling with the challenges evaluating the impact of that work

The Quiz!

This week’s quiz was on the Beyond Sport Awards.

A full list of nominees can be found here http://www.beyondsport.org/awards.

And finally…

Finally, the team urged listeners to consider volunteering with Cricket Without Boundaries, you can do so through the website – http://www.cricketwithoutboundaries.com/volunteer

And of course, a reminder to get in touch! We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a message via email info@goodsportscast.org.uk or tweet us via @goodsportscast and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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