Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS)

Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) is evolving to meet the changing needs of the sporting landscape in Scotland and with it so is our partnership with Winning Scotland Foundation.

In preparation for doing so the Winning Scotland Foundation developed a revised version of their PCS resources, dubbed PCS Plus,  to reflect more of a Scottish feel in terms of look and language. 

We are in-turn renewing our partnership with WSF to support the roll out of ‘PCS Plus’ and becoming the lead agency for the delivery of PCS in Sport in Scotland.  Scottish Rugby and Scottish Football will also enter into separate partnership agreements with the WSF for the delivery of PCS Plus within their respective sports.

The re-boot of the materials will similarly deploy the PCS Plus content via face to face workshops to three distinct groups (Leaders, Coaches and Parents) as well as an online short-course. However, the revised content will now reflect five pillars associated with the headline purpose of the programme which is ‘Development of Positive Coaching & Parenting in Youth Sport’.  These pillars are (i) Mastery, (ii) Confidence, (iii) Mindset, (iv) Lifeskills, and (v) Values.

Naturally there will be a period of time for us to develop materials and upskill the relevant workforce to deliver this content from January 2019. 

There is therefore an ask by sportscotland that all planned delivery of PCS workshops is postponed until such time as the workforce is adequately equipped to deliver the new ‘PCS Plus’ materials.  We appreciate that in some cases delivery of a planned workshop is business critical.  We would ask in that instance that you contact Derek O’Riordan directly to discuss the scope for an alternative delivery plan, although this would be on a case-by-case basis and not all requests may be met.  

We will also not be accepting course requests through our online booking form for the period of September 2018 to January 2019.  The online ‘Double Goal Coach’ workshop will also be de-commissioned on the 31st of August 2018.  Thank you for your continued support and we will update you in due course when ‘PCS Plus’ will go live for bookings.

For all enquiries please contact derek.oriordan@sportscotland.org.uk

Date published: 21 March 2017
Date updated: 30 August 2018

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