Nominate a coaching hero

12th September 2017

Nominate a coaching hero

Do you know a volleyball coach who always goes the extra mile? A coach who is committed to helping people improve their skills and enjoy their sport, and who really cares for the welfare of their players. Now, you can see your coaching hero get the recognition they deserve.

The UK Coaching Awards 2017 recognises coaches, teachers, trainers, or anyone who helps people achieve their sporting goals. Time to put forward the inspirational individual you know is running out though. The deadline for nominations is Friday 22nd September.

The categories in UK Coaching Awards 2017 include:

Children’s Coach of the Year – for a coach working with children under 16.

Community Coach of the Year – for a coach who has helped more people start, stay or succeed in sport.

Performance Development Coach of the Year – for a coach working with emerging and young performers.

High Performance Coach of the Year – a coach working at the highest level.

Disability Coach of the Year – a coach working to develop disabled participants.

Lifetime Achievement Award – to recognise an exceptional person’s achievements throughout a lifetime dedicated to coaching.

Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year – recognises a young coach under 25.

The Coaching Chain – for a coach who has contributed to an elite athlete’s life to help him or her achieve their potential.

There are also three awards which recognise those individuals and organisations that support the development and participation of coaches, including Coach Developer of the Year, Coaching Culture Organisation of the Year, and Coaching Intervention of the Year, which recognises a coaching project or programme which helps people to be active.

Find out more information about the awards and nominate your an outstanding coach by visiting The finalists will be revealed in October.

Volleyball coaches in all formats of the game are vital role to our sport. There are lots of training resources and information about coaching courses on our website, whether you are a coach at any level, a teacher wanting to bring volleyball to your school, or someone who is interested in getting into coaching.

We're recently featured the stories of some of volleyball's most inspiring coaches, check them out here:

Richard Osborne - a man who threw himself into Sitting Volleyball and has ended up working with the Georgia national team

Kirk Pitman - the coach behind the men's number one beach volleyball pairs


Nominate a coaching hero