Sarah McQuade joins MiMentor as new Coach Development Mentor

MiMentor is excited to announce Sarah McQuade as their new Coach Development Mentor for their world class online training platform.

Sarah is the founding director of E.T.C coaching consultants, which is a US-based consultancy practice specializing in the professional development of sports coaches and sports coach developers, allowing her to fit perfectly into the MiMentor team.

Sarah has spent 20 years working within education, sports and sports coach education. The first 5 years with sports coach UK, and then next 15 consulting with sports organizations in the UK to support the training and ongoing professional development of coaches and coach developers.

Some of the fantastic organizations Sarah has worked with are UK Sport, Sport Scotland, The Professional Golf Association, Rugby Football Union, UK Athletics and many more.

Now based in the USA, Sarah works collaboratively with partners to create the right coaching systems, coaching programs and coaches to ensure they can positively impact athlete experiences and outcomes. Current clients include the US Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, World Rowing and USA Football.

She is proud to work extensively with the University of Delaware and of course United Soccer Coacheswhere she is a tutor and mentor on the Master Coach Program. She has also designed and delivered United Soccer Coaches’ Coach Developer Diploma.

MiMentor are excited to welcome her to the team, working with current partners Grant Downie OBE, Shaun Wright-Philips and current Bristol Rovers manager Ben Garner.

Sarah believes there is a significant demand for a platform like MiMentor and said she has always wanted a platform like this since she started working in her field.

Sarah said: “MiMentor is invaluable. It has the potential to remove all geographical barriers and create a coaching community of academics, pracademics and practitioners to share, challenge, learn and develop.

“This platform presents the opportunity to reach more coaches to share some key learning and messages that sit outside the Xs and Os, and I believe are critical to quality coaching.

“I believe the potential is limitless, and beyond soccer too. It’s how that potential is sold and then scaled that will determine its success. It’s integral to the professionalisation of coaching globally. We need to ensure everyone gets access to current research and cutting-edge best practices.”

Sarah will bring with her instrumental skills to the MiMentor platform and sharing her experience with MiMentor users is invaluable.

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