Haywards Heath Harriers exists to provide high quality structured training to its membership.
We promote physical activity in a safe, welcoming environment across a range of athletic disciplines from endurance running to track and field. We are inclusive and celebrate the diversity of our membership from juniors to adults.
We are powered by a dedicated team of volunteers central to which are our brilliant coaches, volunteers and run leaders... and you could soon be one of them.
Read on for the many benefits of becoming a volunteer coach for Haywards Heath Harriers.
Coaching - your chance to get into something great
Start your coaching journey with Haywards Heath Harriers
We require coaches to help athletes train safely and reach their potential. Athletics is a sport which requires a high concentration of coaches due to the variety of disciplines involved.
Coaches are categorised by their discipline - Throws, Jumps, Sprints, Middle Distance and Endurance. These can then further break down into specialists but, for the most part, clubs tend to have coaches defined at the discipline level.
Make a difference in your community
By volunteering, you are helping others meet their athletics goals
Range of coaching options available
We are looking for coaches across all disciplines - running, throwing and jumping.
Develop your skills
Learn practical new skills that promote leadership and communication
A change of direction
Could this be be your first step on the road to a coaching career?
Flexible commitment to suit you
Flexibility is key and we are happy to explore options to suit you
No prior coaching experience necessary
Don't worry - we offer full training and support for all our people
We have enjoyed the support of many coaches over the years but to continue our mission to provide high quality training and athletics to as many young people and adults as possible, we urgently need more coaches.
Volunteer coaching is open to everyone and you don't need a sporting background to be a good coach. While many coaches are athletes or ex-athletes, many are parents, coaches from other sports or volunteers.
You may feel you are better suited to helping our young athletes, or perhaps your interest lies in coaching a specific athletics discipline .... there is scope at the club to for you to meet your coaching goals.
UK Athletics provides all the training required and Haywards Heath Harriers will fund your qualification*.
Interested? Read on for the benefits
What You Get
Coaching fees covered
Join us and we will pay your England Athletics coaching fees*
Once passed, you will be the proud holder of an official EA Coaching qualification
Access to qualified coaches
Benefit from the experience of our amazing coaching and volunteer team
Join an inclusive and welcoming team
We champion diversity and actively welcome interest from anyone in our community
We are looking for dynamic, motivated people to step up and embrace the many opportunities offered by volunteer coaching.
Will you be a part of the club and help our youngsters and seniors train to reach their potential?
Will you watch your athletes grow and become proficient masters of their art?
We hope the answer is YES!
Our existing coaches will happily mentor you and pass on the knowledge they have gained over the years. All that is required is enthusiasm, a positive outlook and the desire to encourage and motivate other people to be their best! **
What we ask in return is :
Your commitment to coach and train athletes on a Tuesday evening. We typically train from 6pm to 8pm, split into two 1 hour sessions. We do not expect you to provide 2 hours commitment every Tuesday, 1 or 2 hours is acceptable as is a full or part time basis.
We are flexible and can work with you on a mutually agreeable commitment.
Contact us and start your journey into volunteer coaching with Haywards Heath Harriers today!
Haywards Heath Harriers (the club) exists to provide high quality structured training to its membership. We promote physical activity in a safe, welcoming environment across a range of athletic disciplines from endurance running to track and field. We are inclusive and celebrate the diversity of our membership from juniors to adults. In 2019, the club introduced dedicated mental health champions as part of its drive to promote better mental health. Haywards Heath Harriers is recognised and respected within the community having been in existence since 1965. We are powered by a dedicated team of volunteers including coaches, run leaders and an elected committee.