coaching

Scottish Coaching Certificate launches

New qualifications framework for coaches

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Connecting with coaches

Scottish Swimming reshapes coach development and learning

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Focus on ... Rowing in Lockdown

Scottish Rowing prepare members for a phased return to the water

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Sport for life: Callum Hawkins

Marathon star feeling 'more robust' after physical preparation support

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Sport for life: Charlotte Watson

GB hockey star on the world class training facility in her home city

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On the way back

Date set for indoor sports facilities to open 

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Next step for athletes

New indoor and outdoor training guidance for Scotland's athletes

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Moving forward

Scottish sport moves into phase two

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First steps back for athletes

Guidance allows for the first stage of a safe return to performance sport 

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Mainland travel for island athletes

Three island athletes on how travel funding has helped them develop

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Next generation's an inspiration

Dedicated volunteers make shortlist for national awards

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Sport for all 2019

Celebration of inclusion brings out the best in Scottish sport

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COV Awards - Coaching Chain

Coaches recognised for propelling GB hockey star to the top 

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COV winner: Care About Walking

Find out more about the 2019 Coaching For An Active Life winners

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COV winner: Jack Calder

Find out more about the 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering winner

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COV winners 2019

Meet the winners of the 2019 Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards

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COV winner: Thomas Buik

Find out more about the 2019 Volunteer of the Year 2019

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COV winner: Mhairi Guthrie

Find out more about the 2019 Young Persons’ Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Sheila Swan

Find out more about the 2019 High Performance Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Mark Stringer

Find out more about the 2019 Technical Official of the Year

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COV winner: Danielle Brayson

Meet the 2019 Performance Development Coach of the Year

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COV Winner: Majella Kerr

Find out more about the 2019 Disability Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Kieran McMaster

Find out more about the 2019 Young Coach of the Year 

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COV winner: Doug MacDonald

Find out more about the 2019 Coach Developer of the Year

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COV winner: Anne Glass

Find out more about the 2019 Community Coach of the Year

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Kick start

How a Falkirk football project helps young people reach their goals

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Sporting heroes

Help recognise shining stars in sport at the 2019 Scottish Sports Awards

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Gabhail ar pàirt 2019 Lùth-chleasachd chathair-uilne

Tha lùth-chleasachd chathair-uilne na bhuannachd don luchd-còmhnaidh as sine agus as òige ann an Uibhist agus Barraigh

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Playing our part 2019 Wicketz

Wicketz project drives social inclusion and community engagement

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Playing our part 2019 Armchair athletics

Armchair athletics benefits old and young generations in Hebrides

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Playing our part 2019 Erin Gillen

Being a Young Ambassador taught Erin Gillen to lead by example

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Playing our part 2019 WDGC

Progressive gymnastics club uses National Lottery funding to flourish

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Playing our part 2019 Murray Buchan

How skier Murray Buchan made the transition from competitor to coach

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Playing our part 2019 Strathmore RFC

Autism-friendly rugby sessions at Tayside club changing children's lives

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Fit and ready

Our institute experts play key role in Scotland’s World Cup preparation

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Fighting back

A boxing club is leading the fightback against Parkinson's

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A Winning Partnership

How a unique partnership is helping to improve coaching in Scotland.

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Basket fantastic

Sport volunteers lead new mental health and wellbeing initiative

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A helping hand

Nairn Ladies FC make league debut thanks to lottery players

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Mind over matter

Misha Botting describes why athletes' families are part of the team

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Focus on ... Snowsport

How Mark Vinter gets the balance right as a parent and coach

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My sporting life: Kerry Ann Grant

Meet Kerry Ann, a girl who fell in love with volunteering

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Always by their side

Judo parents on why they commit so much to sport

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Twilight's bright star

Basketball changed my life, says award nominee Declan 

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Inspiring the next generation

Young basketball coach named as Role Model of the Year finalist

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Our 2018 highlights

Sport is changing lives right across Scotland

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On the road with BBC Scotland

Pupils across Scotland coached by stars

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An unforgettable year

Heroics home and away celebrated at 2018 Scottish Sports Awards

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Award winner: Team United

Club recognised for providing sport to young people with autism 

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Award winner: Arthur Smith

Athletics coaching stalwart, 84, recognised for years of service

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Sport panel focus - recognition

Panel members recognise the unsung heroes of sport

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Curler to coach

Olympian Dave Murdoch on his new role and the season ahead

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COV Winner: Gemma Lumsdaine

Find out more about the 2018 Young Coach of the Year

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COV winner - Alex Jackson MBE

Find out more about the Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering winner

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COV winner: Jennifer Scally

Find out more about the 2018 Performance Development Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Darren Thomson

Find out more about the 2018 Volunteer of the Year

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COV winner: Greg Broadbent

Find out more about the 2018 Young Person's Coach of the Year 

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COV winner: David Gourlay

Find out more about the High-Performance Coach of the Year

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COV winner: David Sturman

Find out more about the 2018 Community Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Gregor McMillan

Find out more about the 2018 Disability Coach of the Year

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COV Awards 2018: Sporting superheroes

COV Awards recognise stars of Scotland's sporting system in 2018

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COV winner: Bob Easson

Find out more about the 2018 Coach Developer of the Year

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COV winner: Kirsty Ewen

Find out more about the 2018 Volunteer of the Year

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Young Leaders - Vikki Allan

How Vikki Allan got on top of the world

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Radio ga ga

Fortrose Academy pupils net top-level coaching

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Focus on Judo

Girls' participation programme leads to membership diversity

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Young Leaders - Craig Gordon

Coach, intern and footballer - Craig Gordon, 23, on combining education, work and volunteering.

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Leaders of the future

Discover how the Scottish Sporting Leaders Programme works 

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Focus on... Canoeing

New approach to performance coach development has positive impact

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Playing our part 2018 Gaelic

Mar a tha siostam spòrs aig ìre chruinneil a’ cuideachadh dhaoine gu bhith a’ gabhail pàirt agus ag adhartachadh

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Centre stage

Nominate your heroes for the 2018 Scottish Sports Awards 

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Playing our part 2018

How a world class sporting system helps people participate and progress

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Playing our part Emma Waldie

Volleyball international Emma Waldie is immersed in sport at all levels

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Playing our part The McCowans

Find out why boccia is a family affair for the McCowans 

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Playing our part Aberdeen rowers

How one club changed the face of rowing across Aberdeen 

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Royal approval

Dedicated volunteer Kirsty Letton still in love with curling after 40 years

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Building for the future

Year of Young People celebrated with National Lottery windfall

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Young leaders - Fraser

Bike club founder Fraser, 21, on how young people can make a difference

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Impact of Inclusive Inch Park

How a community club in Edinburgh is changing lives through sport

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A system for all of Scotland

Even in places where travel is challenging, sport is thriving

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Cycling for success

Young cyclists at community club in Falkirk given new coaching opportunity 

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Scotland's system is go

Dame Katherine Grainger praises Scottish sport at High Performance Conference

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Hitting the high notes

Time and high performance sport on agenda at 2018 conference

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Focus On Walking Football

A ‘life-changing’ new sport is sweeping the nation

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Aim for the Skye

Buannachd do sgoilearan Bun-sgoil Phort Rìgh ann an seisean coidsidh bho ghaisgich ball-coise

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Skye high

Portree Primary pupils benefit from coaching session with football icons

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Lift off

Micky Yule out to defy serious injury with Gold Coast medal quest

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Going for gold

Badminton star out to top her silver medal from Glasgow 2014

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An academy for all

How Gartcairn Football Academy became a truly progressive sports club

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Raising the bar for coaching

Updated framework will support coach development across Scottish sport

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A welcome change

Scott Meenagh set for Paralympic bow after rapid rise in Para Nordic skiing

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Learning from the best

Scotland stars Ross Ford and Tom Brown offer training tips to school kids

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My sporting life: Alan Murray

Volunteer's lifelong mission to create pathways from land to water 

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No rest for the committed

Having four jobs didn't stop Craig pursuing his coaching dream

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Creating pathways

Meet the coach who drives 650 miles a week to start girls on a judo journey

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A night of shooting stars

Find out who was recognised at the Year of Young People Awards 

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Active Schools in action: funding in Falkirk

Falkirk Community Trust launches new Sports Academy after funding boost

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The future is bright

Year of Young People 2018 to kick off with night of recognition 

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Crowning glory

Find out who took home the prizes at the 2017 Scottish Sports Awards

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Standards for child safety and wellbeing launched

New approach to child protection and wellbeing in sport launched 

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Focus on ... Badminton

How sports can ensure major events have a lasting legacy

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Fever pitch

2017 Local Hero Adrienne Hunter aims to keep developing her club 

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Jemma's golden year

Running starlet battled back from asthma scare to become European champion

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Focus on ... Cycling

How a sport can develop a 'cycle' of success

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In the running

Find out who made the shortlist for the 2017 Scottish Sports Awards

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Chain reaction

Meet the coaches who propelled Stuart Hogg to stardom

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In pictures: COV Awards 2017

Have a look inside this year's Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards

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COV winner: Brandon Donnelly

Find out more about the 2017 Young Volunteer of the Year, Brandon Donnelly

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COV winner: Kevin O'Neil

Find out more about the 2017 Community Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Miki Lee Dale

Find out more about the 2017 Young Person's Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Steven Tigg

Find out more about the 2017 High Performance Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Phil Potter

Find out more about the 2017 Performance Development Coach of the Year

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COV winner: Kirsty Letton

Find out more about the 2017 winner of Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering 

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COV winner: Robert Dick

Find out more about the winner of 2017's Lifetime Achievement in Coaching award

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COV winner: Ian Mirfin

Find out more about the 2017 Disability Coach of the Year

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National heroes

Recognition for the stars of Scotland's sporting system

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Recognition matters

Find out how we recognise and support Scotland's sporting heroes 

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Swim in the fast lane

Lottery-funded partnership work makes sport more accessible than ever 

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We caused a splash

Robbie Renwick recalls how his coach inspired him to win national award

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Making the grades

Scottish rugby coaches are becoming more qualified than ever

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Playing our part

How a world class sporting system helps people participate and progress

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Club together

Know a club that supports a local community like City of Edinburgh do?

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We need a hero

Ammar Ashraf is a community champion; know anyone like him?

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Stars who shine

It's time to nominate your heroes for the 2017 Scottish Sports Awards

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Emma My Sporting Life

Emma realised she could channel her love of sport in other ways than just participating

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Sam's sporting life

Sam tells us how sport has offered her a career path she is passionate about

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Anyone can #BeTheCoach

Parents and riders alike are finding a pathway as cycling coaches

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Direct route: Falkirk Fury

Falkirk Fury scale heights thanks to Direct Club Investment

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On another level

Equestrian coach inspiring next generation with top qualification

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Sheila Swan's sporting life

From athlete to coach, Sheila Swan on her journey in performance sport

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Set in stone

A full-time mindset is key to the rise of professionalism in curling

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Everyday heroes

Volunteers give so much to sport, but what do they get out of it?

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Our 2016 highlights

A year of groundbreaking achievements and inspirational success 

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Can coach, will coach

New programme aims to break down barriers for coaches

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The only way is up

Climbing is now an Olympic sport, and on the ascendancy in Scotland 

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Back on course

Inverclyde unveils makeover plan for Bob Torrance's golfing vision 

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A great sporting year

Andy Murray leads the way as stars of Scottish sport at all levels are celebrated 

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It's your turn to take a bow

Inspirational coaches, officials and volunteers recognised for their dedication

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Back to bowls

David Gourlay on his return to the helm ahead of Gold Coast 2018

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Coach class

Emirates conference will go beyond athletics and transcend sport coaching

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Height of ambition

Scottish basketball's new talent pathway

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Name your inspiration

How you can provide recognition for those who give their time to enriching sport 

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The Rio band

The 2016 Olympic Games are well under way, so who's flying the flag?

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Are you ready for Rio?

That’s the question Scottish Rowing has asked its clubs to get people on the water

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Grasping the thistle

A former Scotland netball star turns her hand to coaching the next generation

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My part in the plan: Debi McPhee

Community gymnastics coach Debi McPhee tells us how she helps to #raisethebar 

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Training the brain

How our experts get into the heads of our athletes to bridge the tiny gap between success and failure.

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True leadership knows no age

How young people can develop their confidence through sport

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Springboard to success

By supporting its clubs gymnastics can capitalise on the buzz of 2014 and 2015

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After the mat finish

Former judo champion Euan Burton on the latest chapter in his sporting journey

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Links in the chain

How Scottish cycling is helping the next generation of two-wheeled stars

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Best of both worlds

How a Paralympian trains and competes with fully-sighted team-mates

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At home on the slopes

How two of Scotland’s aspiring snow sport stars make the most of their Scottish base

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Joined-up thinking

One man helps put two community sport hubs at the heart of their neighbourhoods

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