Caribbean Coaching is an award winning sports development organisation dedicated to the development of grassroots and national sports in St Lucia and St Vincent.
Caribbean Coaching was founded in 2012 by Joe Page and Joel Martin following a three month rugby coaching and development project in 2011. Following the huge success of this project, which saw the national rugby teams recorded their best results to date and the first ever youth rugby tournament on the island, Caribbean Coaching was established to continue this progress and help even more people by brining over UK volunteers.
Initially Caribbean Coaching worked solely with the St Lucian RFU to help develop and promote rugby across the island. But as the success of the work grew then we were contacted by other national sports organistions, schools or communities to help them with other sports. In 2013 we began to help with football and netball coaching projects. These were so successful that in the following year we began to help develop cricket, and in 2015 expanded further to help tennis and also physiotherapy. During the last four years we have worked with thousands of children and adults across St Lucia, and hope to help even more in the future with your help.
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 project pages.