Sports coaching abroad can be a very worthwhile cause as millions of children all around the world share in this interest yet do not have the means to support regular training in the hopes of becoming a professional. Sport coaching volunteers are required to share their knowledge and skill with these young people and encourage them to cultivate their interest. Participating in these team and individual sports will teach the children valuable life skills such as team work, leadership and fair play. For volunteers with a specific interest, common sports available include football, cricket, athletics, rugby, basketball, baseball, hockey, netball, boxing, swimming, netball amongst others.
Sports coaching placements can vary significantly so it’s important you read up on each one. Some require volunteers to work a full Monday-Friday week whilst others may just be part-time and after school. Pupils can range from very young children, to teenagers to adults and project locations can also range from remote deserts to inner-city schools.
Most importantly, your stay will give hope and laughter to a community who rarely have anything to smile about. If you would like to participate in sport coaching abroad on your gap year, then check out our product listings.
A volunteer sports coaching project offers you the opportunity to improve your skills and pass on your passion for sport to children in developing communities.
Our sport programme in Ghana works in partnership with Football For Hope (FFH) which uses sport to help re-engage young people.
Coach Sports to underprivileged children in South Africa, make a difference to local communities and get up close and personal with baby lions!
On this project you will teach English in a village culture centre and in tiny local schools for three months, living with an indigenous Lepcha family for true cultural immersion.
Our projects in Malawi will give you the chance to discover more about Africa and yourself. It’s impossible to have these experiences without immersion in Malawi’s culture and rural society.
Inject much needed enthusiasm and creativity into the children’s lives and become more than just a sports coach as you work on this sun-drenched archipelago.
Want an adventure in the UK? Use your enthusiasm working with children and families and your love of the outdoors. Volunteer as an Activity Instructor and gain experience and qualifications.
Help inspire some of South Africa’s poorest children in this heart-warming sports and childcare project. Coach your favourite sports and become a role model to kids with few chances in life
Projects include Physical Education, Coaching, Elementary & High Schools, Local Clubs.
Visit amazing Cape Town in South Africa when you volunteer alongside an international team teaching underprivileged children from townships to surf and care for their coastal environment.