Become a Coach

If you are looking at becoming a coaching this section will provide information about qualifications, local opportunities, funding, national resources and programmes to support Nottinghamshire coaches. 

Where to start

New Coach Courses in Nottinghamshire

If you are interested in becoming a coach we have the courses available in Nottinghamshire for you. Coming soon we have our New Coaches CPD package of workshops. 

First Steps into Coaching - This interactive workshop will help you have the confidence in starting coaching, looking at what coaching is, what a good coach and coaching sessions can look like

How to Deliver Engaging Sessions - An interactive, practical session that looks at ideas around great sessions and getting the best from your participants. 

Both sessions come with a supporting resource and are accredited with a certificate for attendence. 

Games and Ideas - Completely practical session around getting new ideas and games to use in your coaching, comes with free DVD/ CDrom.

If you attend all three you get a free place on a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop

Where to coach?

Coaching is a great way to get involved in sport or give something back to your club or organisation. A good coach have a huge effect on a team or individual and help develop sporting and life skills. There are many different places to get started in coaching below are a few examples:

Local Sports Club 

Community Centre or Youth Club 

Local School (during the day or as part of an after school club)

Holiday Club 

What Sport to Coach?

Its up to you what you'd coach, but its ideally something you have a passion for or would like to learn more about. You don't have to have played the sport at a good level to be a good coach in it. Some of the most famous coaches weren't great players or even played their sport at all before they started coaching! 

The key aspect of coaching is the ability to relate to people and their development and get the best out of them. Skills like communication, patience, enthusiasm, compassion and creativity are a great starting point or can be developed through coaching and working with more experienced coaches. 

This website will provide you with links and resources to help you get started but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Pete Forster, Sports Development Officer (Coaching)


Coaching Development Officer

The Coaching Development Officer at Sport Nottinghamshire is Pete Forster he can be contacted on you can follow Pete on Twitter for updates @CoachingNotts

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Sports Coach UK

Sports Coach UK

Other good resources are available at the Sports Coach UK pages where you'll also find helpful information about becoming a coach.