Coach­ing stu­dents take in US elite sport en­vi­ron­ment

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

A GROUP of Edge Hill BA (Hons) Sports Coach­ing and De­vel­op­ment stu­dents vis­ited a pres­ti­gious US univer­sity to ex­pe­ri­ence coach­ing in elite sport.

Dur­ing the week-long visit to In­di­ana State Univer­sity (ISU), ten first and sec­ond year stu­dents took part in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties to en­hance their em­ploy­a­bil­ity and aca­demic prospects.

The trip, which was made pos­si­ble by Edge Hill Univer­sity’s Stu­dent Op­por­tu­nity Fund, saw stu­dents at­tend prac­ti­cal and class­room-based master­classes with ISU aca­demics, ob­serve elite ISU teams in train­ing, at­tend a re­gional base­ball game, take part in a Q&A ses­sion with ISU’s Amer­i­can foot­ball team coach­ing staff and tour the Lu­cas Oil sta­dium in In­di­anapo­lis.

The stu­dents also vol­un­teered at a Spe­cial Olympics event hosted by the state of In­di­ana, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with ISU, which gave them ex­pe­ri­ence of coach­ing ath­letes with dis­abil­i­ties, an area cov­ered in their de­gree course.

Ear­lier this year, the univer­sity launched the Stu­dent Op­por­tu­nity Fund to en­able stu­dents to take ad­van­tage of ca­reer en­hanc­ing and life chang­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The stu­dents at In­di­ana State Univer­sity

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