Getting started in coaching
Guidance for new coaches
New coaches should be familiar with the UK core standards, on the Sports Coach UK website.
Sports Coach UK also have other useful information, including
- a resource bank of videos, guides, blogs and answers for coaches.
- an overview of qualifications and training to help you decide which courses you need to take.
You should also check with the governing body for your sport for any additional requirements. Find details of your governing body on the Sport Scotland website.
Find a coaching opportunity
There are many ways to get involved in coaching through events, workshops or supporting a coaching session. To start volunteering, find a local sports club on the Club Sport Edinburgh website. You can also find more opportunities with our school sports programmes or Edinburgh Leisure’s junior courses and coaching.