Effective coaching is matching passion and constructive sessions in the right atmosphere.
The key to effective coaching is to ensure that all coaches are appropriately qualified for the level of performance that they are delivering.
There are many ways to increase your knowledge and improve your coaching skills. National Governing Bodies (NGB's) in your sport provide sport specific courses regularly, First Aid training is a very useful tool at all levels, Child protection courses will help keep your mind at ease when dealing with children and there are many generic sports coaching workshops designed to give new and experienced coaches the tools to make the most out of their sessions.
All coaches delivering sport and physical activity should strive to obtain the relevant coaching certification from their NGB. For links to your NGB see our Partners page or for courses ran locally see our Fit To Coach page.