We recommend our students gain as much practical coaching experience as possible during the course of their studies.
A number of local organisations are currently seeking coaches for their programmes.
The Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre and Football Club are looking for students to support the running of their weekly soccer centre, football teams and disability teams.
There are seven junior football teams (ages 6-12) who train at UCLan Sports Arena on a Wednesday nights.
They all have managers but need coaches to help them along their way. As part of this you will also be mentored in how to coach by experienced level 2 and UEFA B coaches who are always on hand and happy to answer any questions or give guidance.
There is also disability team training on a Friday night at Play Football in Preston from 6-7pm. They have 30+ players and also compete in disabled tournaments which are organised on Sundays (not every).
The Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre runs on Saturday mornings 11.30am-12.30pm at UCLan Sports Arena. This offers football for players aged 4-13 and is a pay-as-you-play centre, with currently over 70 children attending.
Myerscough JFDC are looking for coaches to support their junior female football sides. Assistance is needed on a Tuesday evening for training sessions which are held at Myerscough College between 7-8pm. The opportunity is there, not only to support sessions, but to plan and deliver your own ideas and take a hands-on role at the club.
If you would like to get involved in any of the above please email Sarah Nickless.