Students practice their football skills in Ghana.

Sports Coaching in Ghana as a Team

Volunteer with a group and work together to coach football to disadvantaged youth

At a glance

  • Volunteer as a sports coach and help local youth develop their skills and fitness
  • Work alongside professional coaches, and be a part of multiple aspects of coaching and training
  • Contribute your own creative training techniques
  • Coach sports like football, basketball, and rugby

Start Dates: 

Fixed dates throughout the year

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Minimum Duration: 

One Week

Requirements: 

Anyone aged 18 or over can join


Is coaching sports in Ghana right for me?

Coaching sports in Ghana as part of a team of volunteers is perfect for you if: 

  • You’re passionate about giving back through sport
  • You want to add practical coaching experience to your CV
  • You want to develop personal skills like leadership, organization, and goal-setting

The teams you’ll be working with are made up of players of all skill levels. Using simple training methods, you can help lay the foundations for their development. Your exact roles as a coach depends on your experience. It’s an exciting opportunity to team up with a diverse group of volunteers, and work with promising young athletes! 

You don’t need any experience or qualifications to join. This is because our in-country Projects Abroad staff and the local coaches will be there to help you every step of the way.

This Team Trip has set dates with a pre-planned schedule so that you get the most out of your time in Ghana. 

Volunteer coaches take their students through new football strategies in Ghana.

Coach sports to children

You will help develop the skills of disadvantaged children aged 7 through 16 years old. Training consists of:

  • Fitness sessions
  • Drills
  • Team structure
  • Strategy sessions

Research and plan new and creative ways to coach

Local coaches might have access to the same information or techniques you’ve been exposed to. Before and during your project, you can research the latest trends in fitness and effective coaching strategies. You can introduce these concepts to coaches and your students.

Develop personal skills

Coaching sports is a great way to learn important life skills. By guiding students through their activities, you’ll develop leadership skills. You’ll explore ways to motivate a team and assist them in achieving specific goals. You’ll also improve your ability to plan lessons by preparing instructional sessions.

Who we work with in Ghana

We’ve partnered with DUNK! (Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge). DUNK! is a youth-led, community-based organisation. They provide safe spaces for youth from disadvantaged communities where they can grow, learn, and socialise. 

Through educational support for at-risk youth, DUNK! empowers its members to succeed on and off the basketball court. DUNK! is currently working in the two of the most underprivileged communities in Accra: Nima and Jamestown. They work with around 250 children each year.


Where will you work in Ghana?

Accra

You’ll work in fitness facilities in Accra, and live with a local host family. Accra is a large city rich in historical and cultural significance. After spending the day coaching, you’ll explore beaches, museums, and traditional markets.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Ghana Arrival Procedures page.


What are the goals of sports coaching in Ghana?

Ghanaians are hugely passionate about team sports and manage to play whenever they have a free moment. This is especially evident in Accra, where many new courts and fields are being developed. However, many communities in Ghana don’t have access to professional coaching. Projects Abroad works with a club that was established to provide players with the basic facilities and resources they need to excel in sports.

The aim of our Sports Coaching Team Trip in Ghana is to help a group of young people excel at persistence, teamwork, and collaboration. If you combine teamwork with improved coaching methods, you have a winning recipe for helping athletes excel and raise their confidence! 

Through regular coaching and giving children a chance to play competitively, you’ll contribute to the development of their skills and techniques. Our main goal is to build up confidence and ability with the hopes of scholarships on the horizon. 

What are you waiting for? Join us in Ghana and work with a team of dedicated volunteers and coaches to help disadvantaged children strengthen their sports skills!

Football coaches play a game with their students in Ghana.

Management plans

We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.


Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.


Measuring our impact

Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.


Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.


Food and accommodation

You'll stay with a host family in Accra, Akuapem Hills, Cape Coast, or Dodowa. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Ghana and have a truly unique experience.


We will always try to let you live alongside at least one other Projects Abroad volunteer or intern at the same host family. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Your programme fee includes three meals a day.


Find out more about our accommodation.


Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.


This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

When you apply you only pay £195, which comes off the total price. Flexible payment options, fundraising advice, and scholarships available.

Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01273 007 230 to see if we can offer a discount.

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