North Wales Coast Grassroots Coaching Conference
24 March 2014

North Wales Coast Grassroots Coaching Conference

Developing the Next Generation of Coaches

Developing the Next Generation of Coaches



Over 60 coaches attended the recent grassroots coaching conference at Coleg Llandrillo. The topic of focus for the candidates was 'creative coaches, creative players' The first part of the day involved Gareth Owen presenting to the group many ideas and ways of how to develop creative players through creative coaching methods. This enabled candidates to have a better understanding of what was involved.

Videos were shown during the presentation which highlighted how different coaches from around Europe structure sessions so that players become more confident with the ball, know how to create space, use all parts of both feet and have the confidence and belief in their own ability. To end the morning sessions, Guy Handscombe, Mark Roberts and Gareth Owen presented three of their own sessions and explained the reasoning behind them. Candidates were able to ask the staff questions regarding the sessions and answers were given via the tactics board.

The afternoon focus was a Q&A session with Ronnie Jepson. Ronnie gave a fantastic insight into his pro career and the transition into coaching and management. Ronnie also spoke very highly of our own coach education system and how it has improved and developed his coaching methods.