Becoming A Coach

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What is being a coach all about?

If you want to take your interest in sport further then why not become a coach. Coaching is extremely rewarding. It can provide you with a host of new skills which can be transferable into other areas of life, making it good for your personal development and career opportunities.

Coaches are needed at all levels throughout sport, from beginners to elite performers. Whatever the level, the coaches' role is invaluable in creating the right environment to provide people with the best possible sporting experience, which will ensure continued participation in the sport.
What makes a good coach?

What makes a good coach?

A good coach should be able to:

  • Provide a safe, fun and appropriate environment for all performers to take part in
  • Have up to date appropriate coaching qualifications, and be willing to undertake further training to develop and maintain their level of competence
  • Always put the welfare of each performer first - before winning or achieving goals
  • Treat all players, irrespective of who they are, fairly and with respect and dignity
  • Have a balanced relationship with players, based on trust and respect
  • Give performers the right amount of input
  • Give enthusiastic and constructive feedback, rather than negative criticism
  • Recognise performers' needs
  • Get to know their performers and their parents/carers
  • Promote fair play
  • Be an excellent role model by demonstrating appropriate personal behaviour at all times
  • Have up-to-date appropriate insurance.