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Around 200,000 people decide to become sports coaches every year.

UK Coaching have a whole host of guidance around the benefits of coaching and useful information about what is great coaching.

You may also wish to Link with a local club that may be recruiting coaches.

Northamptonshire Sport advocates that all active coaches should maintain the Minimum Operating Standards as advised by our National Governing Body partners. For more specific information - see the coaching area of your sports' National Governing Body website.

For more general information, UK Coaching have compiled a list of recommended Minimum Operating Standards for Active Coaches which can be accessed below. They have also created an online tool which outlines what qualifications a coach is expected to have when coaching in various environments, which can be accessed here.

Felicity Howlett

Felicity Howlett

Sports Development Officer - Workforce

I am responsible for overseeing Workforce Development tasks related to Coaching and Volunteering. In addition to this, I act as Deputy Safeguarding Officer for Northamptonshire Sport.


01604 366 976

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