Coaching Academy

Welcome to the Solent Sport Coaching Academy

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" - W.B. Yeats

The Academy was established in 2013 in order to recognise those students with suitable experience/qualifications to work on the extensive schools programme that is operated throughout the city.

In 2014/15 the academy delivered on average 52 school sessions a week to over 600 school pupils across 35 different schools.

Being part of the Academy provides individuals with different experiences across varying age groups and sports/disciplines. Developing core skills such as communication, planning, group management, teamwork to name but a few. These skills along with additional coaching and CPD opportunities are what help individuals stand out when applying for positions pre and post-graduation.

"I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the coaching academy for the past 3 years. The experience was invaluable, not only did I develop as a coach but also developed within the sports development industry through the contacts that I made and the extra opportunities forwarded to me.

I would highly recommend being a part of the academy to any student at Solent."

Sarah Mason

Graduate, BA Hons Sports Coaching and Development

"The Solent Sport Coaching Academy gave me a unique opportunity to develop children in schools around Southampton. Thanks to support from senior staff, I was able to focus my skills where needed, such as in football and multi-skill sessions.

All of this has supported me into employment and placements in sports coaching and development, whilst I carry on my studies."

Louis Ryan

BA Hons Sports Coaching and Development

"The Coaching Academy has helped me to develop as a coach and gain experience, allowed me to gain qualifications in lots of different sports which I can use in local schools.

Subsequently I have made links at schools in Southampton, and have a ;placement within a school."

Matt Ellerby

BSc Sports Coaching

In addition to the skills development mentioned above Coaching Academy students are also paid per session, they will also receive support from Solent Sport with CPD and Coach Education.

Access to the Academy is done via an application process which is then reviewed by Solent Sport. Numbers are limited and we are looking for experience as well as qualifications.

In order to apply we ask the following:

If you wish to apply then please complete the form below


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