Delivering essential pastoral skills education to youth sports coaches for the 21st Century

Trauma-informed workshops led by a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and PDA member

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“I have been a coach for 18 years & attended many courses, but none like this on how to develop myself as a role model for the juniors I teach. I thoroughly recommend this training.

― Mark, Kickboxing coach UK

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As sports coaches and people working and volunteering in youth sport, we’re all really there for one reason, right? The kids.

If you want to…

• Stop shouting and start solving
• Use kindness AND firmness at the same time
• Learn real, effective tools for group management
• Build a safe, trusting environment for all your athletes
• Resolve responsibility and role issues
• Figure out what’s really going on with behaviour
• Respond effectively without escalation

then you’re in the right place.


Develop yourself and your coaching team in these 6 core areas:

  • Core Coaching Competencies (ask not tell, be kind and firm, trust the process, what’s your style?)
  • Conflict Resolution (effective recovery, spotting signs, finding solutions)
  • Connecting with Children (empowering, encouraging, showing up, how you handle yourself)
  • Communicate Effectively (wheel of choice, clear instructions, say what you mean)
  • Collaborative Culture (team meetings, leadership styles, love and responsibility)
  • Plus….Child Development (ages and stages of usual development, age appropriate communication)

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Created by Jane Nelsen and Coach Reed Maltbie


Introduction Workshops

An inspirational 2 hour Introduction Workshop for all coaches, athletes and parents either online on Zoom or in person. Covering the essentials of Positive Discipline for Youth Sports coaching, you’ll be amazed how effective these tools are when all your team is on board.

Core training program

Our 6 module (6 x 2 hours) core programme is delivered online on Zoom. The fun fast pace, deep content and experiential activities mean coaches will be engaged and find their own answers throughout.

Personalised Consultation

Your sports coaching environment is unique and deserves to be considered as such. Together we will create a tailored training solution appropriate to the ages and stages of all concerned. Your sport, culture, staffing structure and overall aims are all taken into account.

Our values


Connection is what we all seek, whether we are aware of it or not. We serve to connect coaches, athletes and their environments.


A vibrant, supportive and encouraging community is the fertile ground for connection to grow. We serve to empower community.


Empowering athletes and coaches to develop themselves, their relationships, their performance and their community in the 21st Century.

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with us to learn how we can help your coaches and athletes fulfil their potential by employing Positive Discipline for Youth Sport coaching tools!

About Us

We train people who want to develop their sports coaching techniques to meet the real-world challenges of youth sports with dignity.



Registered Address:

Coach From The Heart Ltd, 28 Beech Avenue, Shepton Mallet, Somerset,  BA4 5XW.

Companies House No. 13437142