Coach of the Year


2017 sees the expansion of the Coach of the Year award, instead of one category fits all there are now 3 Coach categories.

Participation Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach who has supported the development of athletes or teams, who are in the main over the age of 18, and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within, their community.

Evidence

  • Has delivered regular quality coaching sessions to a group or to individual athletes
  • Created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching

Performance Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach working with athletes and teams at the highest level of sport.   The award looks for evidence of player-centred development leading to successful performance at the most senior level of International, UK or Scottish sport.

Evidence

  • Has adopted a player-centred approach to coaching
  • Has made a difference to the performance of an athlete or team based on resources available to them
  • Has coached athletes or teams who have delivered a successful performance at National or International Level

Youth Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to the introduction and early development of sport for young people under the age of 18.

Evidence

  • Has delivered quality coaching in a safe environment
  • Has contributed to the development of the basic skills of a young athlete or a young team
  • Has created a safe, fun and nurturing environment for development
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching.

Previous Winners

  • 2016 - David Gatherer

Coach of the Year

  • 2015 - Amanda Saville
  • 2013 - David Harland
  • 2012 - Gemma Hope
  • 2011 - John Eccles
  • 2010 - Andrew Wilson