Coach Licensing

Benefits for Coaches / Instructors / Operators 

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Having a Coach Licence exemplifies industry standards and what is good practice for coaching within sport. Despite this, all licensed coaches will be able to benefit from the following for as little as £48 every 3 seasons      -     Click here to Apply NOW !

Recognition  

The Coach Licence is a mark of your commitment to good coaching practice and, as a result, can increase your profile and recognition. On all promotional material you may describe yourself as a "BWSW Licensed Coach" or "BWSW Licensed Cable Operator" (as appropriate) - a term that can be an important draw for particpants and clubs. Once licensed, your BWSW membership card will be issued with all your qualifications you are licensed for listed on the card. 

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O'Brien Europe

As the Official Sponsor of the Coach Licensing Scheme, O'Brien Europe (Ultrasporteu), from 2017 onwards, will offer licensed coaches/instructors/operators 35% off selected O'Brien equipment. Coaches will be able to buy equipment for their club/site from a 'BWSW Reccomended Kit Guide' AND will also be able to purchase some kit for their own personal use directly from Ulrasporteu (O'Brien Europe Dealership). Details of what, and how to purchase items will be updated shortly.    

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Our partnership with O'Brien Europe marks a big step forward for BWSW and the Coach Licensing Scheme as we further link ourseleves with higher standards, safe and effective coaching and the chosen brand of many expert coaches.

 
Cutting Edge / On the Edge

As a licensed Coach/Operator, you will be able to deliver our very popular Cutting Edge and or On The Edge programme at your club. Upon renewal in 2017, coaches and operators will be given a number of resources inc. Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards that they can use to help support their coaching sessions.    

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Insurance

As a licensed coach/instructor/operator, you will receive £10 million professional indemnity cover for coaching on a voluntry basis within the BWSW network. This means that, you will be covered for any damages and legal costs arising out of third party loss, injury or damage. As a boat coach/instructor, there is also discount on ski boat insurance from GJW Direct - including a lower premium, lower excess, reduced cost for protected no-claims bonus and free legal protection up to £25,000. 

Note, as a PAID coach/instructor/operator, you will need to check you are covered by your employer. For those who need their own insurance we reccomend Sports Coach UK who offer professional indemnity insurance cover for paid coaches. 

 

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Coaching at BWSW Accredited Sites

Sites are increasingly looking for licensed coaches to fill positions at their centres (in the UK and aboard). This is because, not only do licensed coaches help clubs to meet insurance eligability criteria and achieve Accredited status but, research indicates that the perceptions of coaching quality tends to be higher for licensed coaches than non-licensed (Sports Coach UK, 2014). 

Using trained and licensed staff defines industry standards and what is good practice for commerical water ski and wakeboard centres. To help promote this, BWSW have actively helped a number of licensed coaches to find work within the UK and abroad. For job opportunities, click here

BWSW Coaching Conference 2017 

In May 2017, BWSW will launch their BWSW Coaching Conference. The conference, which is only open to licensed coaches/operators, aims to have a mix of keynote speakers and classroom based, as well as practically based, workshops which may include clinics on barefoot, cable wakeboard, coaching young kids. Click here for more information.

Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year 

In 2017, BWSW will launch their Coach of the Year award. Anyone will be able to nominate any licensed coach / instructor / operator and the winner will be anoucned at the 2017 BWSW Coaching Conference. Coaches and Operators will be judged on areas relating to how safe, fun and effective they are as a coach, how they have helped support the sport and engage with BWSW's programmes.   

Continual Personal Development 

From 2018 onwards, BWSW will be offer licnsed coaches a chance to develop their coaching practice through resources, video tutorials, e-learning and a coaching forum. Engagement with further training will progressively become an essential part of the re-licensing process.


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