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Terms of Use

These terms tell you how you may use ConnectedCoaches to access content on ConnectedCoaches for your own personal use. Please read them carefully.

ConnectedCoaches is a place where coaches – from any sport - ask questions, share experiences and help each other learn.

Who makes ConnectedCoaches available to me?

ConnectedCoaches is made available to you by UK Coaching, Chelsea Close, Armley, Leeds LS12 4HP.

UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK) is a registered charity committed to driving forward the development of sports coaching in the UK. Registered Charity Number 327354

Some elements of ConnectedCoaches are handled by Coachwise Ltd, the trading arm of UK Coaching.

What are the features of ConnectedCoaches and how do they work?

On ConnectedCoaches, you can view:

·         Discussions

·         Videos

·         Photos

·         Blogs

·         Comments.

All are posted in specialist interest groups, which you can participate in when you join a group. You can also post comments, photos and videos to your personal ‘My Home’ page. Read How ConnectedCoaches Works to find out more.

We do not pre-moderate content (with the exception of blogs). We rely on members to hit the red flag button above each post when content breaks our Participation Guidelines. .

How should I use the information on ConnectedCoaches?

You can view any of the information on ConnectedCoaches and share links to it on any website or social media site.

You may download and print any content from ConnectedCoaches for your own personal and non-commercial use, providing that you respect any intellectual property restrictions that may be published.

If you wish to use content for other reasons, please contact us.

Remember, in the spirit of letting ideas flow, we do not pre-moderate content. We can't guarantee the accuracy of information posted. You agree that you will always consider any advice carefully before following it, especially where it could affect an athlete’s physical or mental well-being. Please remember that coaches are giving individual advice based on their own experience, so it is your responsibility to decide whether to follow it. Unless specifically stated, posts should be taken as individual views, not the official position of a Governing Body of Sport, Sports Council or any other organisation.

We will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of you doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to content posted on the ConnectedCoaches site or on sites that Connected Coaches provides hyperlinks to.

How can I make contributions to ConnectedCoaches?

We warmly welcome your comments and content.

However, we do have participation guidelines to ensure all coaches –of different backgrounds and ideas feel comfortable participating around their same interest.

Our Participation Guidelines are incorporated into these terms. You agree to them at the point of registration. So it is important you read them. We reserve the right to ban any users or remove content that are contrary to the good of ConnectedCoaches.

Who owns or has rights to ConnectedCoaches content?

All copyright, trademarks, design rights and other intellectual property rights on ConnectedCoaches belong to UK Coaching and/or third parties (which may include you or other users) who have posted or submitted content.

If you post content, you as the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content posted. However, by submitting content to us, you are granting us full rights to use and/or publish your content.

UK Coaching owns content posted by UK Coaching unless otherwise stated.

You may see third-party advertising on the site. The advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material.

How is my information used?

When you register and complete your profile, you provide us with information about yourself. We use this information to provide you with an improved service. We also make some of it available to members, so that other members can get to know you. You can opt to make your profile private so other members cannot see it, if you prefer.

We are seriously committed to protecting your privacy. Read about what information we collect, how we use it and measures we take to protect it in our privacy policy.

What other obligations do I have?


By registering with ConnectedCoaches, you agree that:

·         You keep your ConnectedCoaches password confidential

·         You will not do anything, which would assist anyone who is not a registered user, to gain access to any registration area of ConnectedCoaches

·         You will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as anyone else

·         You will notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account by someone else.

Virus Checking

You are responsible for maintaining your own hardware and software. This includes taking your own precautions against viruses. We cannot not guarantee that ConnectedCoaches services or content will be free from viruses.

How does this site safeguard children?

This site is not aimed at children. However, content may indeed feature children as the majority of coaches in the UK coach children. We post content that features children in accordance with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit Guidance. Members are required to do the same as detailed in the Safeguarding Children section in the Participation Guidelines.

What happens if I no longer wish to be a member?

You can contact us and we will delete your account. We do reserve the right however to retain and continue to publish content you have posted.

What happens if the Terms of Use change?

Please note that the Terms of Use are subject to change from time to time. They were last reviewed February 2015.

By accessing ConnectedCoaches, you agree to be bound by whichever version of the Terms of Use is published at such time.

Should we choose to change our Terms, we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may email registered users with new details.


If you agree to the rules above, tick the box to confirm you agree on the registration page and continue with your registration.

Enjoy your time at ConnectedCoaches.