Benefits for Coaches / Instructors / Operators
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 !
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.
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, 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.
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.
Coaching at BWSW Accredited Sites
BWSW Coaching Conference 2017
In April 2018, BWSW will host it's annual 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 wake surf, slalom skiing, cable wakeboard and adaptive skiing/riding. Click here for more information.
Coach of the Year
Any Licensed coach / instructor / operator can be nominated for the BWSW Coach of the Year Award. The winner will be anoucned at the 2018 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.