Coaching Herts is managed and funded by Herts Sports Partnership and forms a key part of our coaching development function. As the county sports partnership, our role is to encourage more people to be more active, more often - good coaching is an important part of that!
Within Hertfordshire, there are more than 2,000 sports clubs and (if official estimates are to be believed) over 20,000 coaches. But we don't know for sure and it can be difficult to find the right coach. Coaching Herts will help us to make sure that clubs, schools and local authorities can find the coaches that they need. We're not a coaching agency, though - there are some good agencies in the county and you may find their coaches on this database.
And that is exactly what Coaching Herts is - a database on which coaches can put their details, either for their own development or to promote what they do for others to look at. It's a database that prospective employers can use to find a coach with the right skills, qualifications and experience for the sporting session that they're running. And it's a database that we can use to keep coaches informed and to help with coach development.
Coaching Herts is one of a number of services that Herts Sports Partnership provides for coaches:
The benefits of sport and physical activity to individuals and communities are universally recognised. Sport is also acknowledged as a tool for tackling many issues, such as health, education and social inclusion. Coaching and coach education are critical in supporting all of this, and Coaching Herts is an investment in the coaching infrastructure of the county.
Two issues of interest to us, and that affect all Herts coaches, are Minimum Standards for Deployment and the UK Coaching Certificate. Read a bit more about them by following the links at the side of this page.