Triathlon Scotland - Women in Performance Coaching Information Day
27 Apr 19
Triathlon Scotland is committed to developing a high quality and diverse workforce who have the skills, qualities, and expertise to help athletes excel in all environments.
It is a common feature across a number of sports, including our own, that women are under-represented in the coaching teams at performance level. For this reason, Triathlon Scotland are looking to provide support and further information for female coaches who potentially wish to progress into performance coaching in the future and how we can support you in your role.
We are hosting a one day information session at the end of April to come together with the aim of providing female coaches time to network, learn more about performance, and help to plan your development to provide you with opportunities and support. It will also provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get to know the Women involved in our sport.
This invite is open to all female coaches across Scotland who are interested in finding out more about coaching in a performance environment and who are committed to developing their experience.
When: Saturday 27th April 2019 (0630 – 1430)
Where: Stirling High Performance Triathlon Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Why: Spend time with other like-minded women who are keen to find out more about performance coaching in performance and plan your coaching development journey.
6.30am – 9.30am Shadow Experience - Performance Team Morning Swim & Run Session
9.30am – 10.15am Networking Breakfast
10.15am – 10.45am Performance Overview (Fiona Lothian)
10.45am – 11.45am Journeys to Performance
Elite Athlete to Coach (Natalie Stewart)
Coach to Team Manager (Elise Methven)
11.45am – 12.15pm Performance Environments (Gillian Strathearn)
12.15pm – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm – 1.30pm Goal Setting (Gillian Strathearn)
1.30pm – 2.00pm Personal Development Planning (Susie Benson)
2.00pm – 2.30pm Q & A
This session will be supported by the following Women:
Elise is the Triathlon Scotland East Regional Development Officer who has responsibility for supporting clubs to develop. She is also a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach and Level 1 ASA Coach. Elise is the Head Coach at East Fife Triathlon Club and leads the Open Water Swimming programme for Dundee City Aquatics. Since 2017, she has been involved as a coach with the Triathlon Scotland Academy and last year took on the role of Team Manager for the Academy.
Fiona joined Triathlon Scotland in May 2015 as our Head of Performance. She is tasked with leading, directing, and managing our High Performance Programme. She has represented Scotland at hockey and was a professional duathlete from 1995-2000. After retiring from duathlon, she coached the Scotland Youth Squad and was Performance Manager of British Weightlifting from 2007-2012. Fiona is tasked with leading on the development of our performance pathway, athletes and the coaches who support our performance programmes.
Gillian is currently on placement with Triathlon Scotland and is undertaking a PhD in Sports Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Gillian is providing Sports Psychology support to the Triathlon Scotland Academy Programme and works with both our athletes and coaches for optimal race performances and overall wellbeing.
Natalie is an ex-elite athlete who has competed on the international triathlon circuit for Great Britain and competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of Team Scotland. She is a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach running her own Coaching business alongside being Head Coach with Pentland Junior Triathlon Club and coaching for the Triathlon Scotland Academy programme.
Susie is the Coaching Development Manager at Triathlon Scotland and is responsible for the overall development of our coaching workforce by leading on the provision of quality education and development opportunities. She is a qualified sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and powerboating Coach and has a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Sports Science.