Three out of every four coaches are volunteers, but the cost of gaining a coaching qualification need not be a barrier. Many clubs pay the course fees for their coaches, while there are plenty of local bursary schemes available
Coaching is a great way to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others. It’s really satisfying to see people develop their skills and you can have a real impact on their enjoyment and participation in sport. Most people start to coach at their local club, college or sports centre before gaining coaching qualifications through their national governing body of sport (NGB).
Improving your coaching
Good coaches never stop learning – by watching others, from the internet and from a wide range of opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD). Short workshops are very popular and allow you to meet coaches from other sports to share ideas.
Find out more about the workshops UK Coaching offers. In addition, the UK Coaching Resource Bank holds more than 400 articles, blogs and videos to help you.