Coaching is critical to the way that we develop and improve players and we have a coaching structure at club, regional and national level to support all levels of players. No matter how inexperienced or experienced you are in the sport, there is always an opportunity to learn. Technique, tactics and mental approach can all be coached and the PE network of coaches is on hand to help. Don’t be shy in asking for coaching input, that’s what are coaches are here to do!
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The levels in our Coaching structure are as follows:
The term “Regional Coach” no longer refers to a qualification but remains the title of the coach/person appointed or elected to this Regional Office.
Everyone involved at all levels of pétanque has a responsibility to promote and uphold the highest standards of behaviour in our sport.
The Club Coach course is the first level of coaching obtainable within our Associations new coaching structure. Information on course structure and content can be found by clicking here.
A candidate for a course must have been a member of our Association for a minimum of 2 years.
You can download an application form by clicking here.
Please note that the fee for each course is £25.
The completed form should be sent to the Chair of the Coaching Commission as stated on the form.
Candidates will be registered for a course and notified of the date and venue by email and on payment of the course fee. An invoice will be issued to the candidate by the National Treasurer.
The EPA Coaching Licence will show the Coach’s membership details and their photo, along with a statement confirming that they have been CRB checked. This can then be used as a coaching ID card when working with schools or vulnerable adults. A licence issued after DBS checking has been completed will be valid for three years.
At the end of the 3 years evidence that coaches are still active will be required to maintain your coaching status. To aid this process, completed Coaching Report Forms, lodged with the Chairman, Coaching Commission, will be considered a major source of that evidence.
It is the policy and requirement of our Insurers that all coaches and persons dealing with junior and vulnerable members are screened by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The cost of the DBS checks is currently £25 and is payable by the individual after we have processed their application.
We strongly advise our members to follow our Association’s guidance on best practice in safeguarding vulnerable and junior members.
For further details regarding coaching please contact the EPA Coaching Commission