What is Coaching
Coaching pole sports is about helping participants to take part safely in the sport and help them achieve their goals, whatever they may be. Often people decide to compete in a competition as a challenge but don’t really know where to start with their preparations. This is where a coach can be a great help. They can help you to plan your training, monitor your progress and teach you how to compete or just get fit and have fun..
We have four levels of instructor coaching programmes to improve standards as well as continued professional development courses to help coaches achieve and improve throughout their career.
The role of the Level 1 coach is a basic to intermediate level of delivering aspects of coaching sessions. A level 1 certificate can also give the participant a good foundation knowledge in a subject such as competition organisation or the code of points code.
The role of the Level 2 coach is to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical pole knowledge required is around intermediate to advance level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons.
The role of the Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes This coach has a technical knowledge at around elite level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.
IPSF Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviours and the highest professional and ethical standards. They will advance their own and others’ development; lead cutting-edge programmes, or a specialist part of a programme; and make a positive impact on sport performance and behaviour.