Myth No. 3: Being good at sports is the same as being a good coach

Let’s say you were a prolific striker in football or a nothing-but-net Goal Shooter in netball. Whilst it might be a natural progression for your career, translating those skills is no simple task. Whether you’re a volunteer or employed to coach children or develop athletes, your passion for sport is your foundation, but it’s your technical coaching knowledge that will bring out the best in your players.

Becoming a good coach is not as simple as being good at sport. In fact, being good at a sport can get in the way of being a good coach. Every person you train is not you. That’s why our multi-skills courses are designed to help you understand how varied coaching styles can be. Why? Because coaching is about people. Since people come in all shapes, sizes, and ability levels, it’s essential you can interpret what they need, to create, and deliver sessions that suit those needs.

Whatever sport you’re coaching, a multi-skills course can help you deliver a range of sports. Both our Level 2 Certificate & the Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport, have compulsory learning objectives for Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and Sport Specific Skills (SSS). These solidify the platforms for excelling in sport, in areas such as agility, endurance, throwing, jumping, and running.

Best for teaching children, these courses emphasise improving confidence and skills across a range of sports. It allows you to demonstrate coaching styles aimed at communicating with children who are both engaged and unengaged in sport. Your success as a coach lies in teaching children impactfully, based on targets for their own skill levels.

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