coach training

Sports-Specific Coaching Awards

If you want to get coach or official trained in a specific sport you should start your enquiry with the national governing body of that sport (eg to find out about qualifications for netball umpiring contact the All England Netball Association)

Go to the relevant governing body web link below:

For any sport not listed please search its governing body website which should include coach training information

Also see Sports Structures who are commissioned to run coach awards for a variety of governing bodies

If you need any help with accessing information contact Ian Ford

General Sports Leadership Training

Horsham District Sports Development occasionally runs Sports Leadership Training Days to support new leaders (for most mainstream and land-based sports) to take a first step into coaching and for existing coaches who may want to refresh their knowledge and skills for delivering sport to primary aged children. Contact Ian Ford to register your interest for the next course that Horsham District Sports Development runs.

Course learning objectives are as follows:

  • Ensuring lessons are run safely
  • Maximizing the fun children have in your sessions
  • Including young disabled people
  • Keeping younger children motivated
  • Key communication skills
  • Accessing free ideas cards for your sport

Other Generic Training Opportunities

  • UK Coaching run generic coach training courses for aspects such as child safeguarding, managing behaviour and working with disabled sportspeople. For Sussex courses go to Active Sussex website
  • The Sport England Club Matters scheme runs generic sports administrator training courses for aspects such as managing volunteers, funding and marketing. For courses run in Sussex go to Active Sussex courses
  • The best source of information for training courses for officials (ie umpires, referees) is likely to be the website for the governing body of the particular sport concerned - see the 'Sports Directory' section
  • For information about first aid training for sport see Active Sussex First Aid. Note also that many governing coach training courses now integrate a first aid module.

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