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CPD - Book Now: The Art of Noticing

Book now for our next CPD event.

The Westmorland County FA is pleased to announce the next CPD session for coaches in partnership with the FA.

The Art of Noticing

Date & Time: 7 February 2022, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Dallam School, Milnthorpe LA7 7DD

Host(s): WCFA & Chris Welburn (FA)

Cost: £5 per coach

Questions this workshop will aim to answer:

- What do I look for during practices and matches?
- How do I observe effectively when the picture is constantly changing?
- How might my observations help me plan for future sessions/games

What can coaches expect to take away?

1) Some example practices that they could use to support them with this topic. 
2) Tips and tricks to takeaway to help coaches ‘notice’ more.

Are there any tasks to complete ahead of the event?

Arrive prepared to share your thoughts of what the ‘Art of Noticing’ means to you. 

Overview of the event

“A lot of what we learn about players isn’t what they tell us. It’s what we observe.”

This event will explore the concept of the Art of Noticing. A facet of an effective coach requires coaches to effectively observe and notice people’s actions, behaviours and emotions. Ultimately, the more coaches understand and connect with the person first by observing, noticing and communicating – the more they will be able to support them and help them thrive.

At the event we will discuss how as coaches we can develop noticing and observational skills. We will explore how this looks through the lens of the 4 corners and will show through practice design what attentional focuses we may want to examine with our players.  

The workshop will showcase a range of practice designs and will give the opportunity for coaches to discuss and reflect on how they can develop their noticing skills.