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are you happy with the cost of coaching?

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  • In my sport (bowls), coaching has historically been purely voluntary, with minimal expenses paid. Coaches have primarily been older bowlers, now retired from full-time work, and coaching locally.

    In order to become a recognised sport, with nationwide standards, a framework of courses has been developed. This has necessitated the creation of a tutor workforce to train coaches to the required standards. So far, so good. Very worthy.

    Having paid to qualify as a tutor, we receive a fee to cover the expenses of delivering a coaching course. No mileage is paid for the first 200 miles/two hours of travel, no accomodation or meals provided. From the (taxable) "fee" of £120, in addition to delivering the course day(s), we are expected to pay all postage (12 portfolios cost a fortune to post each time!), mileage, meals, course materials, general expenses, provide practical mentoring of candidates between course days and administration/checking of the candidates' portfolios. The net result is that people are very reluctant to travel far (and face an 8-hour training day after 2 hours' driving, setting up, etc), as we are having to subsidise these courses from our own pockets. What is sad is that this means the initial concept of nationwide standards is being undermined.

    To add insult to injury, the mileage payment (after the first 200) has now been reduced from 35p to 25p per mile. No consultation. What used to be something we did because we enjoyed it has become an expensive chore.

    What are the experiences of people in other sports? Is this the norm?

     · Eric Kent, Anthony Taylor and 1 other like this.
     
  • Completely agree and empathise on a lot of ooints here Anthea. For me to do my A licence (level 4 in football coaching) it would be in the region of £6000. In addition to this, I wouldn't be able to do it in my current coaching job, because of already working evenings and not being allowed to work in academies with good players. So massive dilemma! If I left the role to go part time in an academy, I could do the A licence but with what funds....?! Sometimes it seems like those with the best resources and contacts go to the top...!

     · Lawrie O'Keeffe and Eric Kent like this.
     
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