Independent Learning Stream
Coaching Junior International Players
Whether or not the children you currently coach are hoping to play at an international standard, it is likely that during your career you will encounter children chasing that goal - or that you believe have the ability to become an international player.
In this Independent Learning stream our expert coaches and contributors address the following issues:
- What successful performance coaches are looking for in young junior players
- Things parents can do to help their children
- The difference between the best junior national players and the best junior international standard players
- Making mistakes and missing potential
Step 1: Learn
To complete this Independent Learning Stream, visit each of the posts below.
Step 2: RECAP
As you visit each of the posts ensure that you take note of the "Key Take-Aways for Coaches". These summarise the key points and are useful when you reflect on how you can interpret the content for use in your own activities.
The learning in this stream consists of four posts.
- Gary Naughton on Working with International Players - Gary Naughton is the new Head Performance Coach at the University of Warwick and is one of the most successful coaches of high level junior players in the UK.
- Irena Chichmarova on Working with Junior International Players - Irena Chichmarova of the Belarus Tennis Federation talks about coaching talented players and her role in the ITF junior development fund team.
- Garry Cahill on Working with Junior International Players - Tennis Ireland's former High Performance Director & Davis & Fed Cup Captain, Garry Cahill, shares insight into life as a performance coach.
- Alexander Jurgens on Working With International Players - Alexander Jurgens of the Estonian Tennis Association describes working with international players and the value of character to an athlete.
Step 3: REFLECT
The questions below help you to reflect on the learning by provided by the learning posts. Upon completion, your responses will be emailed to you.
UK coaches: By reflecting on the learning and completing the questions, as prescribed, you will have drafted the information that you will need to submit your Independent Learning to the LTA for CPD credits.
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Step 4: SUBMIT (UK Coaches Only)
To earn CPD credits* for your learning you need to submit evidence of your learning to the LTA.
*Tennis 24/7 and inspire2coach do guarantee that any work or learning will be recognised by the LTA or any other governing body. All resources are offered in good faith. Accepting evidence is entirely at the discretion of the LTA.