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UK Coaching Team

A Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches

Take your support skills to the next level

UK Coaching was formerly known as Sports Coach UK. We changed our name after expanding our support as an organisation. 

Mentoring is a powerful tool in the education and development of sports coaches at all levels.

If you are interested in developing your skills in the area of mentoring other coaches, and want to share your knowledge and experience with other coaches, then this workshop is for you.

The workshop will help you support coaches’ learning and focus on how learning occurs. The tools you will be shown will help you record the relationships built through mentoring programmes and are adequately flexible to fit within any mentoring framework.

You will:

  • gain a deep understanding of your role as a mentor
  • be provided with tools to develop your mentoring profile
  • learn how to design a mentoring programme and practical mentoring skills that will support your coaches’ learning to increase the effectiveness of your mentoring relationship
  • learn how to design a mentoring programme that best suits the needs of your sport and the level of your coaching.

You will receive a copy of A Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches to guide you in your future coaching. The 76-page book provides a framework for mentoring, with guidelines for developing a meaningful relationship.

  • Section One: Provides a general introduction to mentoring.
  • Sections Two to Five: Focus on practical mentoring skills and activities that will help you build relationships and rapport, including observation, feedback, active listening, body language and questioning techniques.
  • Sections Six and Seven: More in-depth knowledge to inform your mentoring practice, including developing your own preferred learning style and the process of reflection and self-reflection. 
  • Section 8: Will help you to explore how you might develop your mentor profile and practice.

What Coaches Think

I would recommend UK Coaching workshops because of their interactive and practical nature. The whole experience is very engaging, and it’s great to learn from other sports coaches. You will definitely develop as a coach and come away with plenty of ideas you can put into practice in your sessions, no matter the sport.

Joseph Skeet, multiple sports coach

Information for Organisations

Want to arrange this workshop for a group of 6 people or more?

If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange for one of our tutors to deliver the session. We will help market the event too if you want us to.

Workshop fee £275 (for up to 25 learners) plus £9.99 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

If you have an in-house trainer you can deliver this workshop under licence.


3-hour workshop.

Number of learners

A minumum of 6 and a maximum of 25 people.

Delivery methord


Accompanying learning materials

A Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches: A 76-page book for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge and refer to in their future coaching. 


We will do most of the hard work. We will send you the accompanying learning materials; our trainer will run the session and we will email your learners their certificates after the event. 

But here are the things you will need to do to ensure your learners have an enjoyable experience.

Book a space

A meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (at least 12 x 12 metres). All venues must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users). Where possible, a room with WIFI connectivity would be preferable. Please supply the login and password details to the tutor, where applicable.

Communicate with your learners and take bookings

We will market the event on our site if you want us to. But you will also need to invite your people or advertise the event through your own communications. You will need to make sure it’s easy for people to book on the event and you will need to take bookings and issue booking confirmations.

Arrange equipment

Screen or laptop and data projector, flip chart, paper and pens are required. Internet access would be beneficial.

Target audience UKCC Level 2 and 3 coaches, sports development officers, or individuals currently supporting the development of another coach.


Do you have your own tutor team? Save over 60% on each workshop you deliver and take advantage of further benefits by becoming a UK Coaching Licensed Partner.

Can't find a course?

Our partners put on our workshops across the UK. They will put on a workshop near to you if enough people express interest.

If you live in England, get in touch with your Active Partnership to register your interest.

sportscotland, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland run our workshops outside of England and advertise our workshops on their own websites.

Alternatively register with us and you will receive a monthly newsletter detailing the latest workshops running across the country.