Goalball Coaching Courses

Goalball Leaders Award

The Goalball Leaders Award is a stand alone qualification that is 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.

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

More dates and venues to be announced 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@goalballuk.com for more information.

School Leader Award

The Goalball School Leaders Award has been written in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust (YST). It is primarily for community sports coaches, PE staff and/or young leaders and covers the basic coaching and officiating skills so that candidates can then deliver introductory sessions and tournaments.

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

Upcoming Courses

More dates and venues to be announced 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@goalballuk.com for more information.

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.
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.
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Image of Goalball coaching session
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Image of Goalball coaching session