Episode 016 The Vehicle for Someone Else's Journey with Sergio Lara-Bercial

Sergio Lara-Bercial, PhD is a reader at Leeds Beckett University and also involved with the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the iCoachKids program. Sergio is a retired professional basketball player and former Team GB women’s basketball coach. He earned his PhD in Positive Youth Development in 2018.

During our conversation Sergio talks about the etymology of “coach” and says about coaching that it is “the vehicle for someone else’s journey”.

We discuss:

His background as a player and transition to a coach

His interviews with coaches who are “serial winners” from across sports. Human Kinetics has a webinar with Sergio on his work.

How he became focused on youth sports after a career in high performance sport and the gap that he saw in working with 5 to 12 year olds

The iCoachKids project and the upcoming MOOCs with the first one set to launch in late 2018.

MOOC #1 Developing Effective Environments for Youth Sport

MOOC #2 Child & Youth Centred Coaching

MOOC #3 Coaching Children: Planning, Doing and Reviewing

The iCoachKids literature review is also available with a practical guide.

Sergio tweets from @DrSergioLaraUK

You might also be interested in following @iCoachKidsEU on twitter as well.

Another website of interest might be www.coachlearn.eu.