Applications are now open

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Kent Young Coach Academy (KYCA), open to young people aged 15+ that have just started their coaching journey or those already coaching in a community setting and keen to receive further training.

Non-sports specific training is delivered with a particular focus on planning and delivering practical coaching, understanding and developing a coaching philosophy as well as considering honesty and ethics.

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Deadline for applications – Friday 30 April 2021

What does it involve?

This fantastic opportunity is free to join. Due to COVID-19 this year’s entire programme will be delivered virtually. All young coaches will be invited to attend an online training session hosted by Kent Sport in conjunction with Youth Sport Trust and Canterbury Christ Church University on:

Saturday 15 May 2021 9.30am-12.30pm

You will also be invited to attend the following online Webinar sessions:

Webinar session with Kurt Lindley of Be More Learning – Wednesday 16 June 2021 6pm-7pm
Webinar session with Jack Rolfe of The Coaching Lab – Wednesday 7 July 2021 6pm-7pm

In addition to the training and webinar sessions all young coaches will be asked to complete 10 voluntary coaching hours at their chosen community or school satellite club whether this is face to face or online.

Upon completion which must include the online training session, attendance at least one of the two webinars, and 10 hours voluntary coaching all young coaches will receive a certificate, a KYCA T-shirt and access to further training and funding opportunities for coach development.