UK Coaching

Developing UK Coaching Excellence

We are inspired by a belief that good sports coaches not only enhance sporting experiences, but increase and sustain active lifestyles too. This in turn brings enormous health and well-being benefits.

Our vision is UK coaching excellence enabling every child, player and athlete to follow their dreams, have fun and fulfil their potential.

We are a UK-registered charity, employing 50 staff members, based at our Headquarters in Leeds and at sites across England.

Working Together with our Partners

We support our partners to recruit, develop and retain the coaches they need to achieve their sports participation and performance goals.

Specifically, we:
•          Support and challenge our partners to improve their coaching systems and
            grow their contribution to a cohesive UK coaching system.
•          Develop coach learning and support that complements sports-specific
            programmes and aligns with public policy.
•          Provide research and good practice that benefits coaching.

In England, we support 46 national governing bodies of sport and 49 county sports partnerships. In Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, we work with the three Home Country Sports Councils. View our strategy summary

Sports Coach UK has developed a number of videos and resources to help support your development of becoming a coach:

Become a Coach Video  &  Coaching Resources


NEW! What makes YOUR session UNMISSABLE for young people?
Young people want unmissable experiences when they take part in sport. For more young people to take part in sport regularly, they need coaches to understand and engage them.

The Document below includes some suggestions and ideas based on the Youth Insights from Sport England to inspire you to make your sessions unmissable for young people.

Watch the video - What makes your session unmissable - here!

Please visit the sports coach UK website for further coaching information and details: