“How can I be a coach?”
“How can I get qualified as a coach?”
“Once qualified, what opportunities are there for me to coach?”
All very good questions. Questions we can help with! Contact Living Sport’s Coaching Development Officer, Joe Notarnicola. Telephone: 01487849922, email: email@example.com. Joe is on hand to give advice and support to potential coaches and current coaches to help develop their practice and raise the standard of coaching in the county. He is able to get you into a club, support your practice or involve you in local coaching projects. All you need to do is ask!
UK Coaching also have a guide to ‘How to become a Coach’ that will help you through the first steps into coaching.
Whether you are a novice coach or an expert coach, there are still development opportunities that you can access. We understand the importance of on going support for a coach. See our Coach Development page for further information about how to improve your skills as a coach.
In addition to your coaching qualification(s), if you are working with children you will need to have an up to date Safeguarding and Protecting Children Qualification and all coaches are recommended to have a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check (previously Criminal Records Bureau, CRB). You should speak to your club’s Welfare Officer or your local NGB representative about how to be checked.
As a coach, we highly recommend that you complete safeguarding and Protecting Children training and a Basic First Aid course to ensure you are covered to work with children and adults. See our Events list for information about local courses run by Living Sport.