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”.
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.