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MSR Coach Award

This is a 10-month initiative aimed at Year 11 students following the completion of their final exams in the summer term. The program is designed to provide individuals the information, skills, experience, and support they need to become competent sports coaches in the future.

During the program, each participant will attend a week-long training camp where they will be training in coaching skills, child safety and protection, emergency first aid, and disability inclusion. Following the training week, they will be coached by qualified and experienced Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) coaches over the summer months. They will get coaching experience as volunteers at MSR programmes, community clubs, and local schools between September and April, noting their hours in logbooks.

Sure offers rewards for the most hours logged each term and extra training opportunities for logging the most amount of hours, so there are numerous reasons to participate in the course. The Activity Leader of the Year will also be awarded a prize and will be asked to accept it at the Isle of Man Sports Awards.

During each of the school holiday periods, the MSR Coach Award also provides additional training and mentorship opportunities to help them strengthen their coaching skills. This will enable participants to expand on the skills delivered throughout the training week by challenging them to improve their coaching approaches, gain confidence, and provide high-quality coaching sessions. If participants complete the MSR Coach Award, they may be hired as Casual Coaches in the future.

If you are interested and want an application form, please use the links provided or contact Sam Caine at the Sports Development Unit through e-mail at or phone at 01624 688557.