Korfball Summer Coaching Course 2018

Run by top-level coaches – a week-long residential course between Saturday, 28th July and Saturday, 4th August 2018, teaching how to coach korfball to obtain the 1st4Sport Level 2 qualification.

The Norfolk Korfball Association, in association with Sport Structures is running the 1st4Sport Level 2 Korfball Course. This qualification, developed by England, Scotland and Wales Korfball, is the new minimum operating standard for coaches to coach independently. To obtain the qualification it is necessary to complete a further assessment at least 3 months after the completion of the Avon Tyrrell week course and once you have conducted at least 4 korfball coaching sessions in your own environment. Those who successfully complete the Avon Tyrrell course will receive a certificate of competence to allow you to coach for up to 8 months before completion of the final assessment phase. Those needing to complete Day 4 Assessment can do so by coming to Avon Tyrrell from Noon on Saturday 4 August to 4pm on Sunday 5 August. Accommodation for you is FREE, and we will also be holding a Club Coach Workshop and more feedback and ideas from the International coaches staying over for the weekend.

This course is an intensive week of high level skills training, and teaching of coaching techniques suitable for training teams at competition level. It is delivered by course Tutors with assistance from International & Senior Club Coaches. The course runs from Saturday 28 July to Saturday 4 August 2018 and is held at Avon Tyrrell, a Youth Club Residential Centre, set in beautiful grounds in the New Forest National Park, Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8EE. Facilities include a lake, heated outdoor swimming pool, sports fields, hard courts and its own woods.

Who can go?

The coaching course is open to aspiring coaches who are keen to improve their game knowledge and acquire coaching skills for teams playing competitive korfball. The people that benefit most will be familiar with korfball and seeking to expand their coaching abilities. However the course has also been of benefit to students at colleges where there is no experienced coach (or players) available. It is also ideal for teachers and youth leaders and people who want to help train players within their club. The EKA Level 1 course will be delivered first to ensure all participants have the basic skills necessary.

What’s the course about?

The course is organised by the NKA and will be taught by top-level coaches who have had extensive experience of playing and training korfball to high levels. The course will include the theory and practice of korfball, rules, methodology, tactics, teaching, game analysis, technique and much more. The course will involve assessments of personal coaching abilities. The referee theory examination is included during the week: This is in addition to the 1st4sport coaching course. Usually a great sense of team spirit develops amongst the course participants and at the end of the week there is a game against the Summer Camp team, and a party. There is a little free time and a choice of activities such as archery and canoeing to take part in as well as swimming every day.

Accommodation and what to bring

Participants on the course are well-fed and watered by a team of volunteers who prepare three meals a day. If you have any particular dietary needs or medical considerations, please let us know as soon as possible. Accommodation is in two purpose-built chalets with twin and four bedded rooms and showers. Bring plenty of sports clothes (including trainers), sun cream and a torch.


The cost for the week is £685. However, you can apply for a grant of up to £150 to reduce the cost. If you are prepared to camp, there is a further £100 reduction in fees. The fee includes full board and lodging as well as course materials. Please contact Philip Buttinger (details on the booking form) for grant details. Please note: there are only a limited number of places available on this course, and these will be allocated to ensure a fair distribution across all areas, so please book as soon as you can.


Transport to and from Avon Tyrrell is not provided although travellers by train can be collected from Christchurch Station by arrangement. There will be other people going from various parts of the country so it may be possible to get a lift for a share of the petrol. Arrival between 3 and 5pm on Saturday 28 July departure by 12 noon on Saturday 4 August.

To book

Download and complete the booking form.

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