Benefits of becoming a coach

Here are some of the many benefits:

  • You may have enjoyed sport and want to put something back.
  • Maybe you’re looking for a regular volunteering opportunity or even paid work?
  • You will develop your own skills and gain qualifications in coaching and also enhancing your communication, organisation, motivation and confidence.
  • Coaches also act as role models encouraging others to become sport leaders.

Which Sport do you want to coach?

UK Coaching have provided a guide to UKCC Level 1 coaching qualifications UKCC Level 1 Coaching Guide (pdf)

More tips on how to become a coach from UK Coaching pdf


Leadership can be taught through a variety of mediums, of which sport is one.

Leadership skills are focused on: communication, organisation, motivation, confidence and self-belief. Developing these skills is useful for coaching as well as future careers.

Leadership courses are popular within school settings where leaders show significant improvements in behaviour, attendance and academic performance. Community courses can also reduce anti-social behaviour giving attendees recognition, a sense of self-worth and empowerment.

Sports Leaders UK offer a range of leadership courses: Sports Leaders UK