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 supporting 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.

To coach independently, teams/leagues and National Governing Bodies (NGB) require you to have a minimum standard of training – often leading to a Level 2 sports-specific coaching qualification.

Coaching Courses

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  • Foundation Coach Award

    The Foundation Coach Award will provide you with an introduction to the principles and practices of coaching safe rounders activities. You will learn how to communicate well with your participants, taking a person-centred approach.

    Course Objectives

    Following the course, you should have the confidence, knowledge and skills to be able to:

    • demonstrate responsible, safe, fair and ethical practice at all times
    • prepare, deliver and review a coaching session
    • understand the principles that underpin rounders skills

    Course breakdown

    Learners will be required to complete all modules to successfully fulfil the course requirements and receive their certificate of completion.

    Unit 1: Complete UK Coaching eLearning module
    Unit 2&3: Attend 2 x Virtual Classrooms (60-90mins each)
    Unit 4: Complete the Foundation Coach Award e-Test
    Unit 5: Practical day that will bring the virtual classroom content to life. Also includes Internal Assessments

    What you need to bring

    On the practical day (Module 5) you will need to come in sportswear as participants will be expected to take part in the activities. Bring refreshments and lunch as Rounders England cannot guarantee these facilities at the venue.

    What you will receive

    Electronic copies of:

    • Small Games Cards
    • Level 1 Skills Cards
    • Foundation Coach Learner Handbook

    1 year’s subscription to UK Coaching


    £160 p/p

    Rounders specific only (UK Coaching module already completed) – £120 p/p

    Forthcoming Courses

    Foundation Coach Award

    Thursday 31 March 2022. Full breakdown of courses timings/dates, click here.

    To register on a course, register below as a current member or new member.

  • UKCC Level 2

    The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rounders (UKCC Level 2) is the second qualification within the coaching structure. This course provides the knowledge for coaches to deliver rounders activities.

    Learners ideally need to be at least 18 years old to register for, and attend, the course however they can not be certified for the 1st4sport level 2 Coaching Rounders until they are 18 years old. The Rounders England preferred route would be for learners to complete the UKCC Level 1 prior to attending a Level 2 course. If you want to go directly onto the UKCC Level 2 course you would need to show evidence of other UKCC qualifications (or equivalent) or knowledge/experience of rounders.

    The course will be split over 12 modules (3 day course with a minimum of 1 week between the 1st and 2nd day, 5 – 6 weeks between the 2nd and 3rd day).


    By successfully completing a Level 2 coaching qualification, as part of a UKCC endorsed coach education programme, coaches will be able to:

    • Prepare for the delivery of coaching activities
    • Deliver prepared activities of the coaching sessions
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of coaching activities


    On successful completion of this qualification you should be able to:

    • Establish working relationships with the participants and others
    • Establish a safe working environment
    • Prepare for activities, taking into account participants’ needs and motives
    • Contribute to the creation of a safe working environment
    • Prepare the participants for the coaching activities
    • Deliver prepared activities
    • Support participants’ behaviour
    • Conclude the activities
    • Review the activities
    • Contribute to the evaluation of participants
    • Develop personal practice continuously.

    What you need to bring

    You will need to come in sportswear as participants will be expected to take part in the activities. Bring refreshments as Rounders England cannot guarantee these facilities at the venue.

    Your UKCC Level 1 handbook, Level 1 Skills Cards and Small Games Cards. If you do not hold the UKCC Level 1 award and resources, you will be required to purchase these resources before the course at an additional cost of £20*.

    Before attaining the qualification you will also need to provide evidence of:

    • Original CRB Certificate (Rounders England accept portability)
    • First Aid Certificate
    • Safeguarding Certificate

    All of the above need to be dated within the last three years.

    What you will receive

    • Level 2 Coaching Handbook
    • Level 2 Skills Cards
    • Associate Membership to Rounders England for the duration of the course (from day 1 through to day 3)


    *(may also require £20 for the UKCC Level 1 resources)

    Forthcoming Courses

    UKCC Level 2

    To register on a course, see the forthcoming list below and proceed to register as a current member or new member.

    If you want further information about a course prior to registering, view the full Competitions & Events Calendar.

    • 24July 2022

      UKCC Level 2 – Hanson School (Day 3)

      THREE DAY COURSE: Sunday 22nd May,  Sunday 29th May and Sunday 24th July 2022. You must attend all ...

    If there are no courses in your area, you can be added to a waiting list. Complete a form, link below, to be contacted in the future about courses near you.

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