‘Pitch In’ : Club Coach
The Club Coach has the potential to be a highly influential figure in baseball and/or softball. You are responsible for leading training sessions for beginners to the sport and/or club teams in preparation for matches. It’s an exciting, rewarding and active way of staying in the game and lets you have a direct influence on performance and on people’s enjoyment of their sport.
To be discussed with the club or BSUK (for development programmes or events).
What you’ll do:
- Plan and run safe, effective training sessions.
- Retain players and work with relevant volunteers to recruit players.
- Build team spirit and encourage participation.
- Develop individuals’ skills, confidence and fitness.
- Select competition teams and set tactics.
- Work with the Club Coaching Coordinator to continue learning and developing your coaching skills.
- Promote fair play, team standards and Codes of Conduct.
- Good communication skills.
- Reliablility and responsibility.
- The ability to lead by example.
- Enthusiasm and the willingness to earn a BSUK coach award.
- Good management and organisational skills.
- Friendliness and approachability.
- Learning new skills and developing existing skills through hands-on experience.
- Personal and professional development and/or training.
- The ability to explore career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
- A chance to have fun and meet new people, enjoying the traditional social life that baseball or softball clubs generate.
- Experiencing new challenges.
- Supporting your local community, with the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you have helped others.
- A written/verbal reference.
- A brilliant CV booster (73% of employers will employ a candidate with volunteer experience over one without).
If the Club Coach has contact with young people or vulnerable adults, he or she must have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.