Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions from those involved in Coaching Beds and Luton. If the answer to your question is not below, please feel free to contact team BEDS&LUTON by email at mark@teambedsandluton.co.uk  and we will endeavour to answer your queries

Am I suitable to register on this website?


If the answer to ANY of the following questions are yes, then you are someone who we would love to register:

  • Do you currently hold or want to gain a recognised coaching qualification?
  • Would you like to be kept in the loop on coach development and employment opportunities?
  • Do you want to develop your skills as a sports coach?
What are the benefits of registering on this site?


Registering on Coaching Beds and Luton will give you access to a "one-stop shop " for information on coaching across the County. It will enable you to:

  • Have a voice as a coach...let us know what you need
  • Start creating your coaching CV where you can log coaching experience and qualifications
  • Receive regular news and updates on things that are important to you as a coach i.e. training opportunities and bursary schemes
  • Be the first to hear about new job opportunities in coaching
  • Journal your coaching sessions and create an up-to-date record of your coaching placements
  • Increase your links with local partners e.g. NGB's, the CSP, Local Authorities
Is there any age restriction for registering with Coaching Beds and Luton?


Yes, Coaching Beds and Luton will only be inviting people 14 years and over to apply and join. There is no upper age limit for joining and we welcome people from a wide range of sports, ages and backgrounds.

Does registering on and using this site cost anything?


Absolutely nothing - it is a FREE service for all coaches delivering in Bedfordshire and Luton.

Who will see my information?


The information you submit to the system can only be seen by the system administrators and is not made available to individuals or groups searching for coach information. However, if you tick 'yes' to wishing to receive information on deployment opportunities then this will pass your information onto our affiliate partners (school sport partnerships) - this is only so they can then make contact with you regarding possible coaching opportunities.

How long will it take to register on the site?


In order to be registered you need only complete 1 page of details. This should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete. Once completed you will then be part of Coaching Beds and Luton, and will be able to access most of the additional benefits. While you don’t need to complete all the details on your coaching profile, the more details you provide the better able we will be to offer the right benefits and opportunities to you. It should take approximately 20 minutes to fully enter all your details and create a full coaching profile.

What do the different contact preferences mean?


On the first page of registering you will be asked to detail your contact preferences. Would you like to be considered for coaching or volunteering opportunities? If you answer ‘yes’ to this statement, your details will be made visible to partners in the County who are offering coaching work. Would you like to be contacted about training needs? If you answer ‘yes’ to this statement, you will be informed (usually via e-mail) of any training opportunities that may be relevant to you.

 

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