Coaching students take in US elite sport environment
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.