Goalball UK Coaching Courses

Our informative, fun and friendly goalball courses teach you how to lead goalball sessions at your school or community group, or coach goalball at club level.

On this page

  • Goalball UK School Leaders Award
  • Goalball UK Club Leaders Award
  • Upcoming Course Dates
  • What people say about our courses

Goalball UK School Leaders Award

The School Leaders Award has been written in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust (YST).

This course is for community sports coaches, PE staff, sports students and/or young leaders. It covers the basic coaching and officiating skills so that candidates can then deliver introductory sessions and tournaments. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

The course also focuses on how goalball can be adapted according to numbers, ages, abilities, available time, space and equipment, etc.

The course is 4 hours long so can be delivered during the school day and is entirely practically based.

Goalball UK Club Leaders Award

The Club Leaders Award is a stand alone qualification accredited by Goalball UK, the National Governing Body of the Paralympic sport. It is primarily for coaches who are going to be working with blind and partially sighted players in a competitive club environment. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

The aims of the course are to teach candidates:-

  • How to communicate and guide a person with a visual impairment in a sporting environment
  • How to mark out a goalball court and what equipment is required

  • How to lead an introductory coaching session, including a warm up and basic attacking and defending techniques
  • The format and rules of the game, including the domestic structure and relevant contacts for further information

This highly practical one day course is delivered by an approved Goalball UK tutor. There are no pre-requisites for attending the course although any candidates under the age of 16 can only qualify as an ‘Assistant Leader’.

There is no formal examination or final assessment but candidates must be present for the full day and demonstrate satisfactory leadership skills in order to receive a certificate.

Upcoming Courses

School Leader Courses

More dates and venues to be confirmed soon

Club Leader Courses

More dates and venues to be confirmed soon

To register your interest in attending a course, or if you have a group of coaches/students (8 or more) and are interested in hosting a course, please email Kathryn.Fielding@goalballuk.com for more information.

A group of students from Selby College pose for a photo after completing a School Leaders course
A group of people stood behind a Goalball UK banner having just completed a course

What people say about our courses

Probably the most enjoyable, well presented and interactive sports course I’ve been on.

Rob Burton - Development Manager, DASH
The course was extremely useful not just in terms of goalball, but how to work with those who have a visual impairment. A brilliant course that I would recommend anyone to go on.
Ben Rigby - Director, Sporting Communities CIC
The pace, content and delivery style appealed to all participants and the tutor displayed a great deal of knowledge and enthusiam throughout.

Book your course now

Email Kathryn Fielding at Kathryn.Fielding@goalballuk.com for enquiries or book via the forms linked next to the dates above.