BWSW Coach Qualifications
Benefits for Clubs and Sites
By far the most important advantage of qualified coaches is that they help clubs achieve accredited status. Our accreditation scheme defines industry standards and what is good practice for commercial water ski and wakeboard centres. Once accredited, clubs have access to programmes, resources, support and funding through BWSW. For more on accreditation - see here.
Cutting Edge / Progressive Edge
Clubs that use qualified coaches will be able to deliver our very popular Cutting Edge and On the Edge programmes and competitions. The Cutting Edge programme (in particular is a youth particpation programme which follows a step-by-step progression and their are many prize. Holding a BWSW qualification confirms the status of a coach as being current, active and committed to good coaching practice, which can be an important draw for participants and parents of future club members.
Any BWSW coach / instructor qualification confirms the status of a coach as being current, active and committed to good coaching practice, which can be an important draw for participants and parents of future club members.
Research indicates, the more qualified coaches in a club the higher the quality rating of coaching (Sports Coach UK, 2014). This maybe because coaches who are qualified are more active learners, committed to good practice and are more likely to access further CPD (Sports Coach UK, 2014).
Higher perceptions of coaching quality from using qualified coaches can encourage participants to return time and time again. Indeed, good coaching increases peoples enjoyment, passion and commitment to sport, and can help people overcome many of the barriers to playing sport.