Sports Coaching & Development

Using highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced coaches we focus on offering qualifications, mentoring support, workshops, networking events and job opportunities to all levels of sports based coaches.

It is our aspiration to support, develop and educate people interested in sports coaching by connecting with individual coaches, local councils, charities, youth organisations, grassroots sports clubs and private coaching companies.

Sports Coaching & Development

We are an inclusive sport for all education focused organisation using the Powers of Sport to Inspire, Motivate and Educate everyone to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live.

Sports Coaching & Development

We are an inclusive sport for all education focused organisation using the Powers of Sport to Inspire, Motivate and Educate everyone to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live.

Sports Coaching & Development

Using highly qualified coaching staff and a organised and structured performance plan to support the development of young people participating in sport and physical activities and to develop aspiring coaches using the coach development programme.

Coach Development Programme

The Coach Development programme is an exciting opportunity that has been designed to develop coaches and players of all levels. The programme can be shaped to meet the needs of the organisation, whether that is upskilling coaches, creating an enjoyable environment, or supporting your volunteers in another way.

There are six core products within this package, ranging from face-to-face workshops with your coaches and their teams, to a mentoring programme with some of the most expert individuals in their field across Kent and the Southeast region.

Simplicity, convenience, and affordability are at the heart of our CPD offer. We understand how challenging developing coaches can be, so we pride ourselves on making the entire process as easy and impactful as possible.

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Qualifications

The organisation is proud to be an official 1st4Sport approved centre enabling us to offer recognisable sports coaching qualifications enabling coaches to become qualified, upskilled and employable.

Who are 1st4Sport?

1st4sport Qualifications is an Industry Specialist Recognised Awarding Organisation. They offer sector-specific qualifications, pathways, and a range of relevant high-performing educational services; underpinned by leading digital solutions. They develop and deploy qualifications in partnership with governing bodies of sport and other sector-specific professional organisations. Find out more https://www.1st4sport.com/

Sports Connect have a team of highly qualified industry relevant, experienced tutors which allows us to offer a professional experience when delivering the 1st4sport coaching qualifications.

Sports Connect are currently approved to deliver the following 1st4Sport qualifications

Level 1 Activator – find out more about the qualification 1st4sport Level 1 Award for Activators (Multi-Skills)

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching – find out more about the qualification 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching – find out more about the qualification 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity)

For more information and Register your Interest for the 1st4sport level 1 click here

For more information and Register your Interest for the 1st4sport level 2 click here

Mentoring Support

The focus of the Coach Mentor Programme (CMP) is to support coaches within their environments improve in clearly identified areas that the individual coach decides and the mentor supports, using the specialist TPEG self assessment tool. This is focused around a minimum 4-hour support package but can be bespoke to support specific needs and requirements where required. Register your interest here.

The focus of the Coach Mentor Programme (CMP) is to support coaches within their environments improve in clearly identified areas that the individual coach decides and the mentor supports, using the specialist TPEG self assessment tool. This is focused around a minimum 4-hour support package but can be bespoke to support specific needs and requirements where required. To Register your interest get in touch with us today: coach.development@sportsconnect.uk

Workshops & Networking Events

Across the calendar year we will host high quality workshops led by industry professionals across our hub sites which will have key focus areas for sports coaches of all levels to access, build relationships, learn and network with other like-minded people. The networking consists of regular networking events where coaches access our hubs, share ideas, ask questions and learn collaboratively. Access to an online shared platform of coaching resources is available to further support future coaching skills! To Register your interest get in touch with us today: coach.development@sportsconnect.uk

Job Opportunities

An opportunity to share job opportunities across Sports Connect and its networks. Opportunities to sign up to our job vacancies mailing list where you can keep up to date with available job opportunities. Register here.

Find out about our Coaching and Development Programmes

Find out how we can help with your Coaching a Development Journey

If you would like to make a group booking please get in touch

Get in touch with us today: coach.development@sportsconnect.uk

Testimonials & Reviews

The opportunities of the coaching pathway is unique and exciting. I am looking forward to working alongside Sports Connect to help those serious about coaching in our county, shape the future of coaching workforce.

Lee Suter

Overall my time at K Sports was very successful, the course can be as good or bad as you make it depending on your aspirations and work ethic. K Sports was the best decision for me as a stepping stone for a better life.

Archie Lally

I had two very good years at the K Sports U19 Academy improving my education and football. I was introduced to the 1st team and am still involved now. A big reason for this is the staff understanding about how and what were the best ways to work effectively.

Connor Cheek
Sports Connect’s education programme, in line with our bespoke requirements, is giving our JP6 coaches a platform to learn and coach. Great for both companies! I can’t wait to continue our work with Sports Connect!
Jason Pearce

Sports Connect have provided Gavin with a sense of purpose, they have shown complete commitment to Gavin showing him how it is to be part of a team enabling him to pursue his dreams of being part of a coaching football team.

Kim Holtum