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We all know that coaches make sports clubs great, and by having someone that members can talk to and engage with can really improve the experience in your club. To help you Get Games Ready, this guide provides tips on growing your coaching team and how to nurture your existing coaches during and beyond the Commonwealth Games.

Our Level 1 Participation Coach Award

This course provides players with the basic skills they need to coach juniors and adults. Make sure you pass the message on to people at your club and let them know you think they'd make a great coach! You can undertake the course online and study at your own pace.

Book here

Free courses to help develop your coaches

UK Coaching have a number of free courses that you can point your coaches to. Here's a couple to get you started:

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest eLearning - learn to be quick, be smart and restart a heart.
  • Duty to Care Digital Badge - earn a nationally recognised Digital Badge by demonstrating your thorough knowledge of the five pillars of Duty to Care (Safeguarding, Diversity, Inclusion, Mental Health, Well-being)
Encourage one of your coaches to become a Squash Stars leader

Once your club has signed up to deliver Squash Stars during the next intake in September, why not encourage one of your coaches who's looking to develop their skills to lead the Squash Stars sessions at your club? They just need to book the Squash Stars leaders course, which will cover everything they need to know to deliver this fun six week programme.

Need a Coach?

Sign up to We Need Coaches via UK Coaching. The aim of we need coaches is to help sporting organisations by significantly increasing the coaching workforce over the next ten years. If your organisation needs coaches then you can put details of your challenges in finding coaches here and get support from UK Coaching to find new coaches.

Further resources

Business of Coaching CPD Module

To help get your coaching programmes ready for the Commonwealth Games we have made our Business of Coaching CPD module from the Level 2 Club Coach award available to all coaches club members. The course consists of one module and should take no longer than an hour to complete. Click here to sign up to the online course.

Join the UK Coaching Club

UK Coaching Club unites coaches of all levels, across sport and physical activity, giving you access to a network of like-minded connections, courses and resources to keep you on top of your game. You can sign up to a free membership by clicking here today.