Sports coaching and refereeing

How to start

You may be able to do some coaching through your local sports club – ask and see what’s available. If you’re very keen, you can give yourself more options by doing a coaching course: you will generally have to pay (sometimes quite a lot) but will have a qualification which will entitle you to higher rates. For example :

You can find lots of useful information on the UK Sports Coach website which has links to the websites of the different UK sports governing bodies of different sports.

How much pay

This depends on your sport, your qualifications and the opportunities where you live. Referees normally get a standard fee per match.

Things to remember

You will need skills in people management and organisation/planning as well as sports skills.

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