Sports coaching & volunteering

Coaches and volunteers play a crucial part in supporting the involvement of children and young people in sport. Our new scheme; Active Leaders, gives people the chance to get involved with volunteering and coaching in their local communities and schools.

Are you interested in volunteering or are you a coach looking to develop your qualifications and experience?

Most sports clubs are run by volunteers and need all kinds of assistance to keep them running smoothly. Whether it's washing kits, driving kids to matches, or coaching, there are many ways you can help.

It's not just the team and the children that benefit. Volunteering and coaching can be a great way for you to meet new people and learn new skills.

Our Active Leaders Scheme can help you to become a volunteer or coach. They offer basic coach education courses and give support to help you up the coaching and volunteering ladder.

Sports volunteering covers a range of activities from coaching, player development and running training sessions through to club administration, fundraising and organising events, competitions and leagues. You can be involved at any level; whether it's slicing the oranges, washing the kit or coaching the team.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or coach please fill in the form and our team will be in touch to help you get involved.

Application form

  1. What is your preferred contact mehod?
  2. What is your current age?
  3. Do you have any coaching or volunteering experience?
  4. Do you have a UK driving license?
  5. Are you interested in coaching in Welsh?
  6. What areas are you interested in?
  7. Where would you most like to help?
Sports Leaders

The Active Leaders initiative was set up by Powys Sport Development and the Active Young People team. Its aims are: 

  • To give people opportunities to volunteer in their local communities and schools
  • To recruit and keep more sport leaders from school to community
  • To give a countywide structure for leadership, developing an Active Leaders pathway
  • To develop a rewards and recognition structure for Active Leaders
  • To encourage and develop young leaders in primary and community clubs through the Young Leaders Award 

Learners can become Active Young People Organisers by attending a one day course teaching them to organise safe, fun and purposeful physical activity for all young people; and work within the aims and philosophy of the Active Young People programme. Learners aged 12 and over can take this course and achieve an Active Young People Organiser Award which will be certificated by Sports Leaders UK on behalf of Sport Wales. This means that learners will be given formal recognition for completing their course and also means that they will be able to use the learning gained in the Active Young People Organiser Award towards Sports Leaders UK Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. For information about the rewards available through the Active Leaders programme and the sports coaching and leadership pathway, please use the following links. 

Active Leaders Rewards

Active Leaders Coaching and Leadership Pathway

A six hour programme aimed at coaches, club players, teachers, parents, volunteers and youth workers. The course is run over two evenings, and those who take part will be given a three year certificate. The course covers the definition of first aid, responsibilities of the first aider, unconsciousness, resuscitation, blood loss and shock, treatment of fractures, burns and sports injuries. Cost: £40

A three hour workshop, aimed mainly at coaches but suitable for all those involved in the organisation of children’s sport (e.g. within governing bodies, local authorities, sports and leisure centres and sports clubs). By exploring the concepts of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination and speed (ABCs), you’ll learn to observe, analyse and coach good movement patterns within multi-skill or sport-specific environments. Cost: £10

Learn more about eating and drinking for sport to help you advise performers on diet and health promotion and ensure adequate intake for optimum performance. Cost: £10

A three-hour workshop, aimed mainly at coaches. Everyone should have access to sport, regardless of gender, age, race, ability, faith or sexual orientation. This workshop will help you to apply and improve your existing skills to meet everyone’s needs. Cost: £25

A three-hour workshop, aimed mainly at coaches but suitable for all those involved in the organisation of children’s sport (e.g. within governing bodies, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, and sports clubs). Cost: £15

Learn more about why injuries happen and how to help prevent them. Find out the best way to deal with them if they do happen and how to help recovering players return to training safely. Cost: £10

Young Ambassadors logo.

The Young Ambassador Movement aims to empower and inspire young people to become role models and leaders through sport, by developing their confidence and skills in order to encourage physical activity in others. The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics was used by the Young Ambassadors as a catalyst to inspire change in others. Following the Olympics, other major sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games will become the main inspiration. The initiative will recognise and reward committed young sports leaders in our schools and communities with further training and opportunities.

A Young Ambassador's role is to:

  • Increase healthy lifestyles and participation in physical activity in their school.
  • Promote the Olympic and Paralympic Values of Respect, Friendship, Personal Excellence, Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality through sport.
  • Be a role model in advocating PE and school sport.
  • To be the young person's voice on PE and school sport in their schools, sports clubs and communities.

For more information about Young Ambassadors please look at the following web sites.

Young Ambassadors
Gold Ambassadors for Powys attending the National Conference in Cardiff.
Young Ambassadors
Silver Ambassador Training with Matt Elias.
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