A Guide To Sports Coaching


Welcome to your Sports Coaching Guide!

You have made the first step on your sports coaching journey.

This guide is designed to provide you with all the main areas of sports coaching. From how to become a sports coach, to how to plan a coaching session, to understanding leadership styles and to the different methods of practice.

Sports Coaching development is an evolving process, yet even with an understanding of the basic principles of sports coaching, you can make a difference to improving all those interests in sports.

Here at Leadershipandsport.com, we have created this free guide to sports coaching for aspiring and current sports coaches and leaders.

We believe all sports coaches should understand what a National Governing Body is, what qualifications sports coaches need and where to find a coaching courses. If you want to know more on becoming a successful coach then this guide is perfect for you. The guide is also designed for coaches who already have sports coaching experience and will enable you reflect and develop on your current experience.


Chapter 1 – How to Become a Sports Coach

Chapter 2 – What Makes a Good Coach

Chapter 3 – What Qualifications Does a Sports Coach Need

Chapter 4 – How to Plan a Coaching Session

Chapter 5 – Leadership Styles

Chapter 6 – Stages of Learning

Chapter 7 – Methods of Practice

Do I need to read all of this guide?

If you are new to sports coaching, we recommend reading all chapters in the guide.

Work through the guide in your own time. Making sure you note down areas of interest and further topics to work on. Having the basic understanding of coaching techniques and strategies is one of the first step to becoming a successful sports coach. The next step is to put this into practice safely with guidance from trained sports coaches.

Make sure you also visit the different sports coaching resources we reference throughout the chapters. These prove popular for a reason!

Enjoy the guide and we hope you find the sports coaching techniques, theories and strategies as exciting as we do.

First step:

Chapter 1 – How to become a sports coach