Become a member today
The Cluster for Research into Coaching (CRiC) was formed at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010 under the leadership of Professor Dave Day and Dr Bill Taylor with aim of developing critical coaching scholarship in the fields of pedagogy, sociology, history and law. CRiC has become known as the leading research group in the UK concerned with the sociology, pedagogy, history and ethics of sports coaching. CRiC has an emerging international reputation in these areas and will seek to continue to grow in influence and reputation.
5th International Conference
Our members can watch videos and PowerPoints from the 5th International Conference
Our members can watch videos and access various resources created for Bitesize Club sessions
“I was supported by CRiC funding in several different ways during the two years I was studying for my MSc by research. Firstly, the funding enabled me to purchase a Dictaphone, to get out into the field and collect data. Conducting research with such dedicated group, all being interested in coaching, was a great help. Second, being involved with CRiC led to me helping support the teaching of coaching at both UG and PG levels - these opportunities certainly helped with my confidence and preparing for moving into academia fulltime
During my time at university, the most impactful aspect of being supported by CRiC funding was the access to personal and professional mentoring from my academic supervisors and these positive and supportive relationships have continued long beyond my time at university. ”
Head Coach, Burnley Women FC
“I joined CRiC as a PhD research student in 2015 at the invitation of my Director of Studies. I actively benefited from being a member in a number of ways; membership offered me positive support and encouragement from active practitioners and scholars in the field of sports coaching. In addition, connection with CRiC offered me access to various pots of monies to fund attendance at academic and practitioner conferences. This included financial assistance with travel and accommodation both at home and abroad including the 10th ICCE Conference in Finland. In addition, affiliation with CRiC allowed me to present my research at these conferences, which in turn gave me opportunities to develop the craft of presenting research. Critical to my completing my PhD was the supportive feedback I received from the CRiC group. These professional relationships have continued and I still benefit from being a member many years after I left the university.”
Dr Alexandra Consterdine
Researcher, University of Birmingham
“I joined the University after completing my PhD in community based coaching. It was my first full time position and I was immediately warmly welcomed into the CRiC community. As an ECR, I was keen to continue to engage in research, both in my area, and to contribute with others in their research interests. To help with these aims, I was able to access funding to help with transcription costs and travel to conduct fieldwork, as well as co-authoring a book chapter with a CRiC colleague.
I was keen to run a one-day conference dealing with current issues in community coaching inviting other academics research in my area and this endeavour was fully supported by CRiC. Most recently, I was encouraged to take on the Director of Studies role for my first PhD completion. CRiC has been a major support in my professional development and I continue to be involved in its development.”
Dr Laura Gale
Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Performance, University of Hull