If you have some experience or a particular sport and you are interested in becoming a coach, the first step is to attend a basic training course. National Governing Bodies run their own courses for beginners through to national level coaches. Introductory courses (leaders) enable individuals to guide others in sporting activities, often assisting another coach in providing safe and enjoyable experiences. Following the initial introduction to coaching are a series of levels through to the highest level, coaching national squads.
Most of the introductory courses are held locally.
You could get involved with the Dragon Sport programme at your local club or school. Dragon Sport provides children of primary school-age with fun and appropriate sporting opportunities. Check out the Dragon Sport page or their web site.
There are many ways in which you can become involved in your child’s sport. The degree of your involvement will depend on the time you can make available.
You may find yourself trying to juggle your commitments to make time for your child’s sport. Balance your needs with those of your child as best you can. Be realistic about the input you are able to make.
The time and effort you commit to sport will provide many rewarding experiences for both of you.
Sport is only part of your child’s life
Praise and encourage your child to improve
Offer different sporting opportunities
Refrain from pressurising your child
Try to lead by example
Instil the need for commitment
Fair play should be encouraged
Understand what your child wants from sport
Not only is sport for children, it is also for you.
Many agree that volunteers are the key to developing sport in Wales.
If you would like to volunteer or want to know more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01978 292088.