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13 Practical Coaching Resources to Improve your Sessions

Drills, games, activities, and exercises to help you deliver fun, engaging, and effective coaching sessions for all sports and physical activities

UK Coaching is the UK's leading charitable organisation for sports and physical activity coaches. We inspire and support coaches to deliver great coaching through best practice, training, research and industry standards across sports, communities and national governing bodies.

This page shares with you some of the practical coaching resources we have filled with proven ideas and exercises that can be easily tailored to whatever sport – football, cricket, rugby, hockey, netball, etc. – or physical activity you coach in

You can use them right away to help you:

  • design and deliver fun and energised games, training sessions and practices
  • quickly plan and create session plans that are varied, entertaining and engaging
  • develop the speed, balance, coordination and agility of the people you coach
  • and much more!

Some are free, while others require you to register for free, or a small fee to access*.

Videos | Tips | Guides | Toolkits | Activity Cards | Downloads

*For just £24 you can subscribe to our exclusive UK Coaching Club, which provides you with 12 months of unlimited access to over 500+ exclusive resources to help you transform your coaching game, industry-leading member benefits, and fantastic money-saving offers. If you are a coach in England who lives in an area of economic deprivation or supports under-represented groups, check to see whether you're eligible to get a UK Coaching Club Subscription for free as part of the ReTrain to ReTain initiative.

Fundamental Activities and Games

Designing Great Activities and Games

Free Video

Part 1: How Do I Design Great Activities/Games

Watch the video

Free Video

Part 2: How Do I Adapt My Games

Watch the video

Guide (Subscribe to Access)

Inclusivity Within Your Coaching Practice

Read the guide

Evidence-based Games To Improve Physical Literacy in Children


FUNdamentals of Movement Activity Cards


30 downloadable activity cards on FUNdamentals of Movement that are packed with activities and ideas to help you develop balance, coordination and agility in your coaching sessions. Three of the activity cards are free to download while the others are only available exclusively to UK Coaching Club Subscribers.

Sport Psychology Toolkit


Helps coaches understand how to develop a more flexible, adaptive and resilient mindset that will drive participants to achieve their potential. Includes 24 downloadable activities and session plans to use with your participants.

Exclusive to UK Coaching Club Subscribers.

Other Games and Exercises




Key Movement Cue Cards

The Key Movement Cue Cards provide coaches with the right information to help their participants develop their physical literacy through the foundation movements. Free to access.




Games-based Learning: Five Warm-up Games with Progressions

Warm-up games present an ideal opportunity to launch an active session. Use these five examples in your sessions to maximise learning and application (tactics). Exclusive to UK Coaching Club Subscribers.




Speed and Agility: A Framework for Coaches

7 short videos of exercises to help improve the multi direction speed and agility of the people you coach. Exclusive to UK Coaching Subscribers.

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