Caribbean Coaching is an award winning sports volunteering organisation, which works to develop sport at both a national and grassroots level in the Caribbean. Our work began in 2011, at which time we were working with the St Lucian rugby union. In that time we established a grassroots rugby project in schools and communities across the country. This allowed us to hold the first ever youth rugby tournament with teams competing from all our groups and schools. We also established adults clubs outside of the capital helping to start a domestic league and incease participation.
From the success and growth of this work we were asked to help in a similar way with other sports. Initally this was netball and cricket, but this soon expanded to include football, tennis, swimming and basketball.
We aim to make sport open to all in the Caribbean. Our sessions are about fun and involvement, getting children and young people involved in sport. Sport is a powerful tool and can make a huge difference to people's lives.
We have worked with children who have been in gangs, and through sport found a new life. Our coaching placements aim to make your gap year meaningful and life changing for all involved. Many of our volunteers return home to run appeals for kit, or charity events to help raise funds for our projects.
You don't need to be a qualified coach, just enthusiastic. You will have support from our on island team during your placement and we offer 24hr support.
To find out more about what you will do on your gap year placement with us please view our coaching placements page.
Why Choose Caribbean Coaching
Unlike most other gap year travel companies we don't advertise other people's projects. All of the programs you are involved in we have helped set up first hand, and we are dedicated to making sure this amazing work can continue.
For example, our on island team in St Lucia is made up of one of our original founders, along with local coaches we have worked with and now employ. The larger our programs develop the more opportunity we have no only to increase sports participation but create jobs and roles for the people we work with.
Our staff have all worked in the Caribbean at some point so our knowledge is first hand and honest. We can recommend the best places to eat, days outs and beaches to visit. You will have 24 hour support during your project, and we provide safe and secure accommodation. As we are a small organisation we are able to tailor your projects to your needs and requirements. If you want to work with only children, mix your sports up or get involved in playing while you are with us we are happy to help.
What are you waiting for, get in touch now to coach in paradise!