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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Become a Sports Coach

Coaching Programmes

Some top sports clubs run a coaching development programme in which candidates apply for a place and depending on which programme, either the club pay for none, some or all of your coaching qualifications. Along with this, these courses normally include some sort of academic qualification and offer you a team whom you are expected to coach. The majority of these courses are for either college or university students who want to continue their education but also want to work within sport.

These coaching programmes provide you with an opportunity to progress towards the top tier of the coaching structure as you are learning on the job however they are very rare and clubs may only offer this to one or two places a year. More than likely you will have to pay to join the programme but could pay off in the long term.

Independently complete a National Governing Body coaching course.

This is a very common way to get into coaching. Most National Governing Bodies arrange and run their own coaching courses and to coach in that sport, you need to have a certain coaching certificate. For example, if you want to become a football coach, you must have a level 1 certificate in coaching football, once you have this, you can then work as an assistant coach at a football club. To become a club coach or more, you have to complete the correct coaching award in that sport.

This method ensures that you are qualified to coach however by completing the courses does not mean you will have a job immediately. You will then need to search for coaching jobs or complete the methods above. You can find this information on the National Governing Bodies websites.

Advantages Sponsoring a Sporting Team

You can build brand recognition for your business- Sponsoring a local sporting team is great for brand recognition as, if the sporting club is doing their job properly, your logo should be in front of all their members and fans regularly. The more often they see your logo, the more likely they are to remember it. The more likely someone is to remember your logo, the more likely they are to call you in the future if they need your product or service.

You can build goodwill in the local community- Also, it is in your best interest to shout from the rooftops the fact that you are a sponsor of your local team. Helping out people in the local community is a great way to be seen to care. It builds goodwill towards your business. People like dealing with businesses that they have good feelings towards. Let people know that you are sponsoring your local team. Let them know that you care and you will get more customers in no time.

International Sports Ventures

These ventures provide a global identity to the specific sport as well as players. No doubt, Olympics are the greatest sporting events in the world. Olympic Games provide the best platform to a player for his dream performance. To win a medal in Olympics is not only give the name and fame to the player but also it is the concern of national pride. Some other more localized sporting events are also emerged as well such as SAIF games, Commonwealth games, Asian games etc. These events organize so many games in a specific location and time. In some sense, these events bring many cultures and countries under the same umbrella and help to reduce the controversies in international issues. So these events have a sporting impact as well as a social impact.

World cups are also big international sporting events which are oriented to a specific game as ICC world cup, FIFA world cup, Rugby world cup etc. In tennis there are many competitions which are country oriented like US open, Australian open etc. Some club oriented competitions are also in existence, where the players from different national teams play under one flag of specific clubs.

These international sports ventures affect the host country, where they are being organized, in every sense from their economy to infrastructure. These ventures take so much effort and time. Such kind of events leaves a long term social and economical effect. Sometimes international issues are also dealt with these ventures. The tourism industry of host country gets a boost, infrastructure being developed as per international standards. People get employment, as development for these games involve large man power and economic investment.

As these ventures require huge direct investment of funds, it affects the people of hosting countries in some sense. Organizing committee also provide aids for funding, but for organizing a successful event so much amount of dedication and self motivation should be in the host. Some club based events are very successful in generating revenues, since they involve so much glamor and thrill with the game. Some ventures like Olympics and Commonwealth have their sole motive to invoke the people for the importance of games in their life. Other effect of these events is to exchange the social and cultural behavior. They are useful to understand and explore the cultures of different parts of the world.

Different Ball Games

Baseball – Two teams will alternate between batting and fielding during the course of the game. The equipment needed to play this game will include a ball, a bat, and padded gloves worn by players. A run is scored when a batter hits the ball with the bat and runs safely on 4 bases. The fielders will try to catch the batted ball and stop the runner’s progress to prevent him from reaching the base safely.

Basketball – Every team will defend the basket at its own end of the court and will try to shoot the ball into the basket at the other end. The team with ball possession is called the offense – and they will try to score. The opposing team is called defense and they will try to prevent the offense from scoring. Players move the ball up and down the court through passing and dribbling.

Bowling – This is played by rolling a ball down a wooden lane and knocking down the pins set in a triangle.

Volleyball – Two teams volley a ball in the air, back and forth over a net. The objective of this game is to force the opposing team to fail to return the ball or to play it illegally. Every team can score during a volley. A team will have a score when the ball touches the ground on the opponent’s side of the court. Another way of scoring is when a team receives a penalty or commits a fault.

Soccer – The basic rule of this game is that only the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with the hands or arms and only within the penalty area. Before the game starts, the team captains will flip a coin to decide which team will kick off. They will also decide which goals their teams will defend. And at the beginning of the second half, the team changes goals.

Netball – This is quite similar to basketball but the equipment, team numbers and rules are slightly different. For instance, there is no running with the ball and no dribbling. Aside from that, the ball must be passed in 3 seconds and there must be 7 players per team. The ball and basket is smaller and there is no backboard.