Coaches working in schools can offer a range of potential benefits to school staff and the wider school community.

We know the positive effects that physical activity and sport have on health and wellbeing, and we know that coaching:

1. improves enjoyment of the activity
2. improves fitness
3. develops skills
4. encourages people to start playing sport and encourages people already playing sport to do more
5. builds lifelong connections to sport and activity.

We can

1. provide additional capacity to help schools to deliver a greater range and frequency of school sport opportunities for their children and young people
2. assist teachers in improving their knowledge around the development of core skills in young people such as locomotion, object control, stability, balance and co-ordination.
3. help to ensure the PE and School Sport premium funding as a sustainable legacy by directly up-skilling teachers technical knowledge of sport.
4. support teachers to develop Fundamental movement skills in young people to help them to be more confident to participate in sport and physical activity as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
5. promote lifelong participation in sport and physical activity to young people.
6. be role models and play a pivotal role in the mentoring and development of young leaders as coaches
7. help to develop skills for life and skills for employability in young people through empowerment and engagement of young people in leadership roles in sport. (see our pages for Gifted and Talented and Sport Council)
8. contribute to the raising achievement agenda in schools through developing confidence and self esteem in young people through sport and through educating young people on the importance and value of sport.
9. support the transition between school and community sport through helping to create and develop satellite clubs and developing links with local community sports clubs.