Coaching Sports in Africa
Projects Abroad volunteers can coach Sports in Africa throughout the year. We offer projects coaching sports in schools, dedicated sports clubs, and community centres. These projects offer you the chance to improve your skills and pass on your passion for sport to children in the developing world.
From Ghana to South Africa, you can get involved with helping children stay healthy and have fun by coaching a variety of sports, including Football, Basketball, Rugby and Surfing. You could also help by teaching physical education in schools or by supporting community sports initiatives that provide children with a positive environment after school and helps them learn to be part of a team. All options are available for anyone over the age of 16 and are perfect for a gap year, career break, or even a short-term volunteer placement during school holidays.
What Sports can I coach in Africa?
If you have a passion for Basketball then you could volunteer on one of our Basketball Coaching projects in Ghana and Togo. You can teach children how to surf in South Africa and coach Rugby in Ghana.
Coaching and playing Football is a very popular option amongst volunteers. Football's main quality has always been its simplicity; it requires a bare minimum of equipment can be played pretty much anywhere - grass, concrete or sand - and is easy to pick-up. You can coach football in Ghana and Togo.
Finally, volunteers can get involved in coaching numerous different sports in our School Sports and Multi-sports destinations: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana and Morocco.
How can I volunteer to Coach Sports in Africa?
Coaching is a great way to benefit the youth, while having fun and developing leadership skills yourself. You do not have to have any background in coaching to volunteer on a Sports project, as long as you are open minded and eager to share your passion for sports and fitness with children abroad.
Sports Projects in:
Coach Ghanaian children at a basketball club in Accra. You can take part in planning and evaluating training sessions, coaching players, and helping with team selection.
Improve your football skills and ability whilst at the same time helping local children to develop their game. You can get involved in all aspects of a youth academy, including training with a local team.
Work with the Projects Abroad Stars teams to provide support to the dedicated sports coaches, as well as motivate these young players. Your personal skills and knowledge will be put to good use.
The aim of this project is to get children off the streets and into a safe place in the afternoons by providing them with football and athletics coaching and health education sessions.
Volunteer on a Multi-sports project in Morocco and work alongside our partner organisation by coaching teams in football, basketball or volleyball.
You can volunteer with dedicated rugby clubs or coach rugby as one of a number of sports at a youth club. You will work alongside local coaches to help children improve their game.
Help inspire and develop the skills of enthusiastic youngsters by volunteering in a local school in Addis Ababa. Volunteers may help with aerobics, athletics, basketball, football and volleyball.
Volunteer in Kenya and coach sports at primary schools and drop-in centres in and around the town of Nanyuki.
Help develop the sports skills of children in schools in Cape Town. You can coach anything from basketball to football, softball to rugby.
Share your passion for sports with the children of a developing nation. Our sports projects are based in Arusha and you may work in either a local primary or secondary school.
Teach disadvantaged children and disabled youth in Cape Town how to surf, while improving your own surfing skills. Surfing has a number of rehabilitative effects, and teaches valuable skills such as teamwork and perseverance.