Project 500 is a regional initiative across the South East of England, developed and delivered by seven county sports partnerships. The project has been active since 2013 and aims to recruit, develop and retain more women in coaching.
Coaching Rounders is a rewarding and inspiring experience. You could work with players at all levels of skill and experience, from juniors right up to elite level. You can make a real difference to the game and to the players you work with.
You don’t need to be a skilled player to be a great coach. An enthusiasm for teaching and a passion for the game are much more important and vital to the success and development of Rounders in England.
Best organised outside of the playing season, in the Autumn or Winter, qualifications can be gained in preparation for the following season and practical experience can be achieved.
UKCC Level 1 The 1st4sport Level 1 Award is the first qualification within the coaching structure. This 2 day course provides the knowledge for assistant coaches (working alongside a qualified NRA Level 2 or UKCC Level 2 Coach) to deliver Rounders activities.
UKCC Level 2 The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate is the second qualification within the coaching structure. This 3 day course provides the knowledge for coaches to deliver rounders activities.
Preliminary Coaching for Teachers is designed to introduce teachers and leaders to the basic principles of the striking and fielding activities of Rounders and is particularly aimed at Key Stages 1 (Ages 5-7) and 2 (Ages 7-11).
Intermediate Coaching for Teachers is designed to help teachers and leaders develop the tactics involved in Rounders. It is particularly aimed at Key Stages 3 (Ages 11-14) and 4 (Ages 14-16).
Pathway – there are three strands within the Rounders pathway
Health & Safety Checklist
Code of Practice – this is a reminder to coaches of their obligation to maintain fair play