As you become a more experienced netball player you will meet more and more players or people interested in starting to play or improving their existing skills in netball. New players may want to learn how to play netball from you so a logical step might be to become a coach. It may not even mean that you have to be a very strong player yourself you just need an ability to teach others to play.
A netball coach can become one of the most rewarding positions within the sport. You can lift teams to the heady heights of national fame or help new players enter netball; you can pass your own enthusiasm for the sport to others and see people develop in fitness and confidence. You will also become highly valued and respected by those you teach.
It may well be that you take responsibility for your own team as coach. Many older players who wish to remain within the netball world take coaching positions so they can share their experience and technical knowledge.
How will the UKCC benefit coaches?
- Enhance coaching skills, linked to the player pathway;
- Raise the profile of and professionalise sports coaching;
- More flexible coach centred training programmes;
- UK wide recognised qualifications;
- Provides a benchmark for employers and deployers of coaches;
- Core coaching skills are recognised and transferable between sports;
- A UK wide endorsement of top quality, safe coaching
- Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision
- Prepare for, deliver and review coaching session(s)
- Plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes
- Design, implement and evaluate the process and outcome of long-term/specialist coaching programmes