Coaches can take on a variety of roles either paid or voluntary to support participants. These are generally in the following categories:
Paid coaching – There is a wide range of paid coaching opportunities available within the county. While full and part time posts do exist, most work is either casual or a few hours a week.
These coaching positions could includes being an assistant coach (usually a level one coach), a lead coach (level 2 coach), or a head coach role.
Self Employment - Another route as a coach is to become self employed and seek work from various organisations. This requires not only coaching skills, but you need to be able to run your own business.
For all employment and placement opportunities, coaches will be required to satisfy the standards required by the employer / deployer before they can coach for the organisation. This will include providing evidence of coaching qualifications and other training, experience, insurance, CRB check and checking references. To know whether you have the qualifications needed to be employed as a coach, a useful starting point is the sports coach UK Minimum Standards of Deployment for coaches.
Quality Assurance schemes - In some areas of West Yorkshire our partners have in place registration schemes to check that coaches looking to working in schools or local authority facilities meet the their minimum standards.
The organisations that employ sports coaches vary, but these include local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, professional clubs, national governing bodies of sport, and local sports clubs.
Organisations looking for additional coaches (voluntary or paid) often advertise coaching opportunities through the Coaching West Yorkshire website so be sure to register and keep checking for opportunities.
Looking for: a coach education course? coaching opportunities? coaching information? Then Coaching West Yorkshire is for you.West Yorkshire Sport has developed Coaching West Yorkshire to be a 'one stop shop' for coaches and those employing and deploying coaches across the county. We are also using the system to help us build a picture of coaching and your existing and future needs, so that we can tailor our service to provide you with the right support in the future. Just click on the buttons below to register
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