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MSR Coach Award

Manx Sport and Recreation’s Sport Development Unit are currently recruiting for the MSR Coach Award.

This is a 10 month initiative aimed at Year 11 students after they have completed their final exams in the summer term. The programme aims to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, experience and support they need to become competent sports coaches in the future.

During the programme every participant will attended a week-long training camp, receiving training in coaching skills, safeguarding and protecting children, emergency first aid and disability inclusion.

Following the training week, they will then be mentored over the summer months by qualified and experienced Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) coaches.

Between September and April, they will be developing their coaching skills as volunteers at MSR activities, community clubs and local schools, recording their hours in logbooks.

There are many incentives to participating on the course with Sure providing rewards for the most hours logged each term and extra training opportunities available for logging a specific number of hours. The Activity Leader of the Year will also receive a prize and will be invited to collect this at the annual Isle of Man Sports Awards.

The MSR Coach Award also includes additional training and mentoring opportunities to further develop their coaching during each of the school holiday periods. This will help build on the learning provided during the training week and will challenge participants to develop their coaching styles, build on confidence and to deliver high quality coaching sessions. Should participants complete the MSR Coach Award they could be offered employment as Casual Coaches in the future.

If you are interested and would like an application form then please use the links provided or contact Sam Caine at the Sports Development Unit via e-mail at or by phone at 01624 688557