If you’re a coach in the Perth and Kinross area then come along to our FREE Coach Development Evening with inspirational speakers and great advice for your own personal development.

Live Active Leisure along with the Perth and Kinross Coaching Partnership will host a FREE coach development evening on 12th November at North Inch Community campus as part of our ongoing commitment to improve sports and leisure for the local community.

The free event is open to all coaches in the area, both new and developing coaches, and is aimed at participants looking to develop their skills and find new ways to encourage young people to reach their sporting potential.  There are four sessions of focus in this this event; positive coaching in Scotland, physical preparation for sport, how to develop the mind of young athletes and how to evaluate coaches.

Here at LAL we believe it is vital that as an organisation we strive to support and facilitate the members of our community willing to bring effort, skills and experience to our young people. Our Coach Development events are now in their third year and have proved to be extremely useful as a professional development tool, introducing new techniques and ideas from the sports performance industry.

Booking is essential.   BOOK HERE 

Speakers on the night include Gil Stevenson, Tony Stanger and Alan Clark.  The evening will include the following sessions:

Positive Coaching Scotland – Speaker TBC


  • To educate and ensure positive attitudes and behaviours in all sporting endeavours by coaches, teachers, administrators and players
  • To encourage a cultural shift in sport in Scotland
  • To inspire young people to reach their potential in sport and life.
  • Identify the key benefits of resistance exercise for young people and recognise the importance of the introduction of resistance exercise at an early age.
  • Identify key factors which contribute to common avoidable sports injuries among young sports people.
  • Identify the benefits of good posture
  • Coaches will have practised key resistance training movements and will be able to identify examples of poor technique and how to correct them.

Physical Preparation in Sport – Gil Stevenson

By the end of the workshop coaches will be able to:

Gil Stevenson is a former Chair of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the UKSCA in 2013 and is currently a tutor and an assessor for that organisation. Gil is also a sessional Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Scottish Institute of Sport and trains many of Live Active Leisure’s Talented Athletes including Stephen Milne, Bradley Neil and Eve Muirhead.

His own company ‘Sportspecifix Ltd’ is dedicated to delivering safe and effective Strength and Conditioning Coaching.

Understanding Talent: How to Develop the Mind-set of Young Athletes – Tony Stranger

Have you ever wondered why some athletes who were very good when they were young never make it at senior level and why others who had limited success as a junior go on to have amazing careers?

This workshop is for coaches who want to know more about why this can happen and are committed to learning more about how to help young athletes reach their potential. The session will be delivered by Tony Stanger from the sportscotland institute of sport talent team who will show you how a better practical understanding of talent can help improve your coaching.

Tony Stanger is the sportscotland institute of sport Talent Manager. He has represented Scotland and the British Lions at Rugby Union and has vast experience in coaching and developing talent systems.

Evaluating Coaches – Alan Clark

This session will focus on the skills and techniques coaches can use to mentor other coaches to improve their delivery. It will look at common areas for improvements in coaching and constructive models of coach critique.

Alan Clark has been a sports development professional for over 18 years working in PE, National Governing Bodies, Active Schools and local authority Sports Development. His is a Three Unions coach with Scottish rugby and holds a Sports Educator qualification.

The Perth and Kinross Coaching Partnership is funded by The Gannochy Trust and is made up of Live Active Leisure, Perth and Kinross Council Sports Development Team, Active Schools, Sports Council, Perth College UHI and The Gannochy Trust.


Alternatively contact Sarah Halliday on 01738 454621.