The Digital Future of Coaching Survey is a collaboration between Sport England, UK Coaching, Boing Kids and Sporting People.
It is a nationwide research project aimed at better understanding how digital solutions can improve the experience of coach development for coaches, and offer greater support to the workforce around their coaching practice.
We want to know about what digital tools you already use in your coaching, why you use them, or why you don't, as well as how you already use digital tools to help you develop or think you could use them to sharpen your skills. We’d also love to hear about the areas of coaching you feel like you need more support in and what great support would look like to you.
The research consists of an online survey that should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The survey will be open between 22nd October 2021 and 14th November 2021.
Have your say and help us #ShapeTheFuture for coaches everywhere!
To add your voice, experiences and ideas to the research please complete the online survey.
If you’re an individual coach, please complete the survey and then share with other coaches you know.
If you’re a coaching organisation, please ask your coaches to complete the survey. If you are someone in the sports coaching sector but not a coach, please share the survey on your social networks and encourage coaches you know to complete it.
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED
Contact the research team to arrange a semi-structured interview to feed your more in depth thoughts into the research.
The project is a team effort between four partners.
COACHES WE WANT TO HEAR FROM
We want to hear from coaches across the sector and we want to make sure voices from as many different contexts as possible are included in this survey. For this research, a “coach” is anyone who spends time supporting people to be more physically active.
We welcome every coach to complete the survey, but we particularly want to hear from those coaching in areas of high deprivation, those working with a marginalised group of people and those coaching in underrepresented sports and settings.
HOW THE RESEARCH WILL BE USED
The findings of the survey will be used by Boing Kids, Sport England and others, to inform the ways we create digital tools that will be designed to support the workforce in their development and delivery over the next three years.
What we learn from coaches through the survey will directly shape the way these tools are created so they work for coaches in the real world.
We’ll also share our findings freely across the sector so everyone can use them to inform their work too.
WHEN AND WHERE TO FIND THE RESULTS
We’ll publish the findings on this page and across social media in January 2022.
ABOUT YOUR DATA
We are using OnlineSurveys.ac.uk for the survey.
All data will be stored in strict accordance with GDPR and not shared with third parties or used for any other purpose other than this research.