Co-ordinating the effective delivery of sport throughout the Tyne & Wear region is key to our goals as an organisation. Whether you want help as a coach or a volunteer, are new to coaching or whether you are looking for financial support, help and advice or qualifications for coaches or volunteers this is the section for you.

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Workforce database

Volunteering

Volunteer match

Coaching Bursary

Coachmark

Qualifications & Training

Talent Coach Development

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Tyne & Wear Sport Coaching Development work closely with national governing bodies of sport, Sport England, UK Coaching, local authority partners, the education sector, community clubs and organisations to provide a wide range of advice and practical support to increase the quantity and improve the quality of sports coaching and volunteering workforce across Tyne and Wear.

Our core offer to all partners includes providing generic courses, tailor made CDP opportunities, local insight/intelligence reports, recruiting coaches/volunteers, conducting training needs analysis, promoting NGB opportunities, coaching bursaries and funding, support sportivate workforce needs, schools games, satellite clubs and the active workplace programme.

For more information about all our sports coach/volunteer support please contact our coaching development manager on ruth.nicholson@tynewearsport.org

Workforce Database

In order for us to support our sporting workforce in Tyne & Wear, we would very much like it if you could take a few minutes to complete our new and improved registration form. The form requires no log in, no sign up and should take less than 2 minutes to complete. We would encourage all coaches and volunteers to register and receive a range of benefits and information which includes:

  • Paid employment opportunities
  • Qualifications & training courses
  • Funding information
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Receive TWS newsletters
  • Discount on selected courses, workshops & services and much more

click here to complete the form

For more information about our sporting workforce network, please contact the coaching development manager, ruth.nicholson@tynewearsport.org

Volunteering

Volunteers are the driving force behind all community sport. They give their time, energy and commitment to making sport happen and to keep sport going.

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes and are motivated to do so for many different reasons:

  • Love of sport
  • Share their skills and knowledge with others
  • Give back to the community
  • Event volunteers
  • Gain relevant experience for future employment opportunities
  • Make new friends
  • Stay active

If you would like to find out more about local volunteer opportunities in sport and activity, receive the latest volunteer news, keep up to date with event opportunities the Join our FREE volunteer database today.

To keep up to data with all the latest coaching and volunteering news, employment and volunteer vacancies, funding opportunities, please follow our Tyne & Wear sport ahead of the game Facebook page. 

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Match is a new system of matching local people with clubs and organisation who need volunteers to support the work that they do.

If your club/organisation needs help and would like to promote their volunteer opportunities then please get in touch with us. We will promote your opportunities for you, through our network to match volunteers with your club.

For more information about volunteer match then please contact the coaching development manager on 0191 497 2325. ruth.nicholson@tynewearsport.org

Coaching Bursary

The Tyne & Wear Sport Coach Bursary is open to anyone aged 14 and over, living in or coaching/volunteering/officiating in Tyne & Wear. You can apply for up to 75% of a course cost, up to a maximum of £250 per person. Please note that we cannot fund any course which you have already started or completed.

Please read the terms & conditions before completing the application form. 

    Whilst all bursary applications will be considered, we do have target areas which we will use to priorities applications if needed:

    • Women & Girls
    • Inactive
    • Disabilities
    • BAME
    • Coaching in low socio-economic areas

    THE BURSARY IS NOW CLOSED

    Please visit this page again to find out when our next bursary round will be.

    If you have any queries in relation to this scheme, please contact the coaching development manager,ruth.nicholson@tynewearsport.org

    To keep up to data with all the latest coaching and volunteering news, employment and volunteer vacancies, funding opportunities, please follow our Tyne & Wear sport ahead of the game Facebook page. 

    Tyne and Wear Sport CoachMark

    CoachMark is a accreditation scheme to verify that individuals meet the minimum standards to work in schools. The scheme provides schools/organisations employing coaches with the evidence that the minimum standards have been met.

    CoachMark is FREE. To achieving your CoachMark status, please follow these 2 easy steps: 

    1. Sign up to our coaching and volunteer network.
    2. Upload the following:
    • UKCC, NGB or equivalent Level 2 coaching qualification (or above).
    • Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS).
    • Valid Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate.
    • Valid First aid qualification.
    • Appropriate insurance cover.

        3. CoachMark Achieved

    Once achieved, you will be sent a confirmation email and your name and sport will be added to our online register, which is displayed on our Tyne & Wear Sport website. 

    The benefits of being a CoachMark Coach:

    • Be a recognised standard amongst primary, secondary, SEN, colleges and universities.
    • Enhances employment opportunities for registered coaches.
    • Provides information about the latest funding and training opportunities.
    • Helps to raise the standard of coaching.

    Tyne & Wear Sport does not accept any responsibility for coaches awarded on this programme. CoachMark will become invalid if at any time, coach qualification/certificate expires. Terms and conditions apply. 

    For a list of CoachMark accredited coaches, please click here.

     

    Continued Professional Development

    Tyne & Wear Sport are committed to improving the quality of the sports coaching and volunteer workforce across Tyne and Wear and the North East. We work alongside coaches & volunteers, clubs, national governing bodies and our extensive partnership network to design and deliver a comprehensive education programme offering continued professional development opportunities at all levels.

    North East Course Finder is the course booking system, detailing all courses, workshops and qualifications that will support you on your coaching pathway. You can search, book and pay for a variety of courses covering subject such as Safeguarding, First Aid and sport specific qualifications.

    Safeguarding & Protecting Children - all 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

    • Wednesday 13th September 2017, (Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead)
    • Monday 16th October 2017 (Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead)
    • Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Benfield School, Newcastle)

    For more details and to view all our Safeguarding Workshops, please click here

     

    Emergency First Aid for Sport - all 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

    • Monday 18th September 2017 (Benfield School, Newcastle)
    • Tuesday 14th November 2017 (Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead)

    For more details and to view all our First Aid Workshops, please click here

     

    You can find the full range of courses available by following this link to the North East Course Finder system.

    If you would like more information, help or support to find the right course for you, please contact our Coaching Development Manager on 0191 497 2325 .  ruth.nicholson@tynewearsport.org

    Talent Coach Development

    Tyne & Wear Sport is committed to offering support for coaches aspiring to work with talented athletes. We recently launched our Next Generation Talent Coaches Programme which looked to offer training to those individuals wishing to enter the talent coaching pathway. Check out the video for further information about the scheme. 

    The Sports Coach UK Talent Foundation Series workshops are designed to follow the talent pathway models that up skills, knowledge and theory around the subject matter reflected in NGB talent pathways, club athlete development and personal coach development. 

    The scUK Talent Foundation series provides:

    • practical coach development
    • an introduction to critical themes in talent development
    • a cross-sport community of practice for coaches through targeted information, research and discussion
    • training and development programme for governing body coaches in subject areas that sit outside their common development and qualification offers
    • Support to governing bodies/national organisations to identify current & future coaching talent.
    • What is Talent is the first workshop in the scUK Talent Foundation Series, providing insight on what is talent and the qualities that make a talented athlete.
    • A Head for Talent workshop looks at the mental side of athlete development, including growth mind set, insights into developing resilience and mental toughness.
    • Talent across the ages explores the biological, psychological and social characteristics of the stages of athlete development and how these need to be considered when developing your coaching sessions.
    • Getting better, better explores some of the key concepts and challenges in talent development. The workshop focuses on purposeful practice, skill development and constraints-led coaching.

     For more information please contact the coaching development manager Ruth.Nicholson@tynewearsport.org

    Unmissable-Youth insight

    Sports coach UK and Sport England have been working together to support coaches in understanding the Youth Insight ‘The challenge of growing youth participation in sport’ and how this might be used to make sessions more engaging, attractive and meaningful for young people.

    It is clear that there needs to be a focus on changing young people’s behaviour towards sport and being physically active, not their attitude to sport. If we can be successful in changing young people’s behaviours in sport then we are one step closer to achieving a lifelong habit of sport and physical activity.

    To make your coaching sessions "Unmissable" you can read this guide and have a look at the YouTube video.