Coaching – regardless of the field you work in – can be one of the best careers out there. It’s exciting, it’s active and it’s deeply rewarding.
Many people start coaching to pass on a passion they have for a particular activity. However, when you’re only coaching one subject, it can be tough to keep the momentum going. Sometimes, those coaches can lose the passion that inspired them and can end up pursuing different careers.
One of the great reasons to join Premier Education is the sheer variation of activities we run across the country. When you’re coaching with Premier Education, no two days are the same. Every working week brings a range of activities, challenges and experiences. It’s a great way to develop your skills as a coach and keep the passion alive.
Christina, who’s been coaching with us since 2014, says it was the main appeal for her: “As a child I did everything, horse riding, swimming, netball, hockey, football… I started football coaching from the age of 16 as I wanted children to get as much enjoyment out of sport as I did.
“Then I joined Premier Education because they could offer me coaching PE in primary schools rather than just clubs. At Premier Education you can get qualified in a variety of sports and there’s always help and guidance.”
At Premier Education, our main goal is to improve children’s health and wellbeing. We do that by focusing on getting children on the move, rather than simply teaching them to be good at a sport. Our sessions can focus on broad skills that benefit pupils in any sport they may try. To help explain this, Christina outlined a recent day working at a local school:
“I taught an hour of fencing to a year 5/6 class. I then went straight into a jumping lesson with the reception class, teaching them to have control of their bodies. Then I taught a year 3/4 class of fencing. In the lunch break I printed out a few certificates and presented them in assembly after lunch. Then I taught a year 1/2 class some over-arm throwing techniques. To finish the day off I had an after-school gymnastics club for KS2 children.”
Even though Christina started her coaching career with football, it seems it’s no longer her favourite activity to teach: “My favourite is Gymnastics, as it’s very individual and you can see the children progress quickly and grow in confidence. It really lets their minds be creative.”
Christina’s progression, from teaching football part time, to coaching full time in primary schools, is a great example of what can be achieved by joining Premier Education. If you’ve got the drive and passion to improve children’s health and wellbeing, check for coaching opportunities near you today.