Half term coaching courses on offer

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More than 60 sports coaching courses are on offer during the school half term in February.

Organised by the Herts Sports Partnership, the Herts Sports Coach Education Week programme covers a wide range of sports including badminton, basketball, boxing, cycling, dodge-ball, fencing, football, netball, rugby, swimming, table tennis and trampolining.

There are courses suitable for everyone involved in coaching, from novice to elite level, with opportunities to gain coaching qualifications and to enhance skills, knowledge and expertise through interactive workshops, lectures and practical sessions.

Building on the success of previous Coach Education Weeks, this year’s programme – taking place from February 11 to 19 – boasts numerous opportunities ranging from Clubmark and coaching basics to Continued Professional Development (CPD) sessions in a number of sports and sport science sessions.

Courses providing the required skills

and knowledge to work with athletes with disabilities and disability groups and clubs are also on offer.

The courses will take place at various venues throughout Hertfordshire and John O’Callaghan, Herts Sports Partnership club coach and ports development manager, said: “This year’s programme offers the most wide ranging sports coaching sessions yet.

“I know that all coaches, whatever their current level of qualification or ability, will find something to choose that will enhance their coaching skills.

“Some courses are open to anyone with an interest in sport and others to those who want to take the next step in their coaching qualifications.

“Where possible, costs are kept to a minimum so that they are available to everyone as learning and developing new skills can be expensive for coaches and voluntary sports clubs.”

To find out more about the full range of courses on offer during Coach Education Week, or to book a place, please visit www.sportinherts.org.uk or call Rob Hardwick on 01707 281008.