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Recruiting, selecting and managing paid coaches

From deciding whether to make the role freelance or employed and dealing with contracts to selection criteria and performance management, taking on paid coaches needs considerable management. Lebby Eyres talks to three clubs to find out their tips

Until quite recently, most community rowing clubs have relied on the benevolence of volunteers to coach their club squads.

Now times are changing, and clubs are increasingly recruiting full or part time paid coaching staff, and while reasons vary, it’s often less about winning medals and more about promoting continuity.

Hilary Cook, captain elect at Mortlake Anglian and Alpha BC, “We are moving into an increasingly professional world and paid coaches have become the norm.”

But what is the best practice? This article draws together the experience of clubs who have paid coaches or are in the process of recruiting them.


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