The importance of regular activity cannot be underestimated. Here at Disability Sports Coach we can offer expert, inclusive activities tailored to meet your needs

The importance of regular activity cannot be underestimated. Here at Disability Sports Coach we can offer expert, inclusive activities tailored to meet your needs

Coaching

Sports Coaching

Providing recreational sports and physical activity coaching for disabled people of all ages is one of our charity’s key functions. Our coaching services are extremely flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the participants and can vary from:

  • Introductory sessions where our coaches teach basic skills
  • Skill sessions where we introduce more technical skills, tactics and small sided games in specific sports

In 2017/18 we provided regular sports and physical activity coaching to over 50 Schools, Colleges and various community organisations in and around London, many of whom commission our services on a year-on-year basis.

In the last year, over 90% of our coaching contracts were either successfully completed or were retained on an ongoing basis.

The benefits of being active

Four out of five disabled people in the UK are currently not active, but seven in ten want to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in. This is where our coaching services are instrumental in helping disabled people enjoy the wide range of benefits that can be derived from regular exercise.

The importance of regular activity cannot be overestimated and there is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate the positive impact that exercise can have on both physical and mental health.

This is even more important for many disabled people who often face barriers to being active and are, therefore, more likely to be at risk of certain health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers.

Our sessions also play an important role in helping reduce isolation, improving social skills and raising self-esteem.

Did you know? Even 10 minutes of moderate exercise a day will raise your heart rate, will burn calories and will help maintain your overall fitness level.

Our Coaches

We have a team of suitably qualified coaches with experience of delivering a wide range of sport and physical activity for disabled people in London.

What unites them is their passion and commitment in delivering high quality coaching and their ability to adapt and modify sessions to make them fully inclusive.

Omar Shariff

Omar Shariff

Community Coach

Omar joined DSC in 2016 as a volunteer. In January 2018, he became a part-time Community Coach.

Theo McCarthy

Theo McCarthy

Community Coach

Theo's sporting passion is Football was only able to play at the age of 19. He is incredibly keen to provide more opportunities!

We're made up of a team of qualified individuals with varied backgrounds either as sports specific coaches or personal trainers and some have degree level coaching qualifications. Meet our team here...

Health & Safety

Most organisations prefer to use their own facilities in which case our coaches will risk assess the venue to check its suitability for physical activity. The space available is understandably a critical factor in determining what activities can be undertaken and we will work with our clients to agree what can and can’t be delivered.

For organisations without their own facilities, we are able to book local sports facilities and can sometimes negotiate preferable rates for long-term bookings.

Risk Assessment

For organisations using their own facilities, we ask that a general risk assessment is undertaken to ensure that the venue is suitable for physical activity. At the start of each session, our coach will also carry out a visual inspection to double check that the facility is fit for purpose.

Safeguarding

Disability Sports Coach acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and at risk adults and is committed to ensuring that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice within the UK Sport and Leisure sector. Our policies can be found at the bottom of this page.

What activities are on offer?

Groups can choose to have a variety of sports on offer each week where participants select what they want to do or alternatively a specific sport or physical activity can be delivered.

Football

Football

Traditional

Cricket

Cricket

Traditional

Basketball

Basketball

Traditional

Hockey

Hockey

Traditional

Tennis

Tennis

Traditional

Badminton

Badminton

Traditional

Golf

Golf

Traditional

Athletics

Athletics

Traditional

Boccia

Boccia

Paralympic

New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling

Adapted

Sitting Volleyball

Sitting Volleyball

Paralympic

Polybat

Polybat

Adapted

Goalball

Goalball

Paralympic

Health Walks

Health Walks

Physical Activity

Dance

Dance

Physical Activity

Equipment

Our coaches are able to supply a certain amount of equipment but we do encourage groups to purchase their own for longer term contracts. We can often help organisations obtain discounts on sports equipment, especially for bulk purchases.

Organisations which have their own supply of general sports equipment have the advantage of being able to use it throughout the week rather than simply at our coaching sessions.

In this way, not only do disabled people have an opportunity to be even more active on a regular basis but also organisations get far greater value for money for their initial outlay.

Booking & Costs

The cost of our coaching services is dependent on several factors including location, number of coaches required, length of individual sessions and length of overall contract. More details are available on request.

To book a sports coach or for more information, please contact Hugh Elsegood, Sport and Physical Manager on 07772 677259 or by email hugh@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk.

View our Child Protection Policy hereiView our Safeguarding Adults in Sport Policy herei