Speakers: Thomas Quarmby, Rachel Sandford, Oliver Hooper and Shirley Gray
Date: 10 April 2024
Time: 12pm – 1pm (GMT)
Venue: Online event

A Zoom link will be sent at least 2 working days before the seminar.

Schedule

TimeSession
11.55Session opens online for joining – please turn off your microphone when joining
12pmWelcome
Dr Melanie Lang, Assistant Director of the Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport and Reader in Child Protection in Sport
12.05Developing trauma-aware approaches within youth sport coaching:
Thomas Quarmby, Rachel Sandford, Oliver Hooper and Shirley Gray
12.45Q&A
1pmClose

Webinar abstract

This session will explore the increasing prevalence of adverse childhood experiences, toxic stress and trauma following the covid-19 pandemic and the impact this may have on children and young people’s development. It will also consider how trauma might manifest in sport and physical activity spaces and the implications of this for sport coaches. Drawing on recent research it will use the principles of trauma-aware pedagogies as a reflective tool to identify strategies that could help to ameliorate the effects of trauma and create safe spaces for (all) children and young people within youth sport contexts. Those attending the online seminar will:

  1. develop an understanding of adversity and trauma
  2. learn how trauma can impact on children and young people’s behaviours and actions in sport and physical activity contexts
  3. explore the key principles of trauma-aware pedagogies and their relevance for sport coaching
  4. consider strategies that sport coaches can use to support trauma-affected youth.  

Speaker biographies

Dr Thomas Quarmby, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Thomas Quarmby is a Reader in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, UK. 

Dr Rachel Sandford, Loughborough University, UK

Rachel Sandford is a Reader in Physical Education, Youth and Social Justice in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. 

Dr Oliver Hooper, Loughborough University, UK

Oliver Hooper is a Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Coaching in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.

Dr Shirley Gray, University of Edinburgh, UK

Shirley Gray is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education in the Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh, UK.