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January 2013 I became a sports coach working throughout schools, I had previously been a coach for 5 years coaching within a club environment and was given the opportunity to coach within schools how different the 2 environments are. Not realising being within a club environment that child behaviour within a club environment was excellent athletes wanted to be there, going into a school environment and behaviour being some what different and scary.

I will say my behavioural management skills was far from perfect infact I really don't think I had any at all even after having 5 of my own children. I found myself in tears most nights coming home from work, I asked for advice and help from school which I didn't get I was on my own with 25/30 children really struggling to cope, I was on the verge of leaving my job but my determination for the love of sport and working with children this little glitch wasn't going to stop me.
I had a great friend who's mother was the head of a behaviour management school she asked me if I would like to work with her one day a week to give me a insight into child behaviour I took this opportunity to learn from both the pupils and teachers. This was a big eye opener to realise not all children wanted to participate in sport, some even believed they wasn't good at sports and some had family difficulties, I realised then that I had much work to do.

Reading books, asking other's for advice, observing teachers, keeping lessons simple, exciting, fun, manageable for both the children and myself.

Behavioural Management pocket book by Peter hook and Andy Vass a great book with ideas I use within my lessons.

I've since learned how to manage children's Behaviour.
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