Whatever your background, you can coach. Here are the first steps on your coaching path
1. Dip into our Resource Bank for videos and tips on becoming a coach
sports coach UK has developed some great practical information to give you the confidence to get involved: where to coach; questions to ask before getting involved; skills and qualities needed to be a good coach; what would be expected of you when you first start out.
Here is just a sample of the useful resources:
- Skills and Qualities of an Effective Coach Top Tips
- How to Become a Coach Top Tips
- Code of Practice (requires Network Membership)
- UKCC Level 1 Guide
- How to Assist at Your Child's Sport Session Top Tips
- Coaching Methods (video)
2. Speak to someone at your local sports centre, gym, club or group to ask how you can get involved
The best starting place for trying coaching is to help a coach. Most coaches will be grateful for any help you can give. So why not try it out? What do you have to lose? If you don’t know where to find your nearest club:
- in England, contact your nearest county sports partnership
- in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, contact your home country sports council.
3. Enrol on the Discover Coaching online course
This is a fun, self-paced online course that will open your eyes to the world of coaching. You can do as much of the course as you wish – at any time that suits you.
Being able to connect with people is the most important skill for a coach - an increasing challenge in today’s digital world. That's why this course will help develop your skills to bring out the best in people.
You’ll find out how to land a coaching role that will not only suit your belief but also fit around your existing professional and personal commitments.
Enter code CoachingCan at the checkout stage to receive a 50% introductory discount.
4. Find information on coaching courses and qualifications
To coach independently, most sports will require you to have a minimum standard of training and their governing bodies of sport run their own coaching qualifications. For example, the Football Association (FA) is the governing body for football, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) for tennis and so on. Visit the relevantgoverning body website for more detail. If you're interested in doorstep sport in your local community, contact StreetGames
If you’re running a national programme to introduce coaching in an activity not listed on these links, please contact us at [email protected]
University sports coaching courses can be found by searching the UCAS website.Add to My Folder