Sports Coaching in Ghana

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Group Size: Avg. 5-15

Trip code: GHSC

Duration: 2-12 weeks

Go sports-mad in Ghana and take on the role of a lifetime as you become a sports coach and pass on your sports passion to kids in Africa. You can choose from a wide range of sports on offer so you can coach your favourite sport while exploring Ghana and having amazing African adventures. Coach feet-first on the football pitch, hand over hockey tips, take on a rugby-coaching role, try out tennis skills, and much more! You also get the chance to train alongside some of Ghana’s best teams yourself. Explore Ghana in your free time; see wonderful waterfalls, laze on beautiful beaches, discover lush jungles and spot incredible animals in the National Parks as well as trying fun activities. Inspire the international sporting stars of the future and discover unexplored Africa in gorgeous Ghana!

Trip highlights

  • Take up the challenge as a sports coach and inspire kids with your passion for sport.
  • Get to play your favourite sports and maybe even train with some top teams!
  • Make friends with exciting like-minded people at your volunteer house
  • Relax and explore Ghana in your spare time: Head to the nearby beach, go game viewing, head to the jungle for a canopy walk or trek through the Kakum rainforest.
  • Discover Ghana’s heritage and explore ancient buildings and Ghana’s cultural charms.
Further trip information

The sports coaching placements start on Saturdays through out the year.  You will have a full orientation and introduction before you begin coaching, which will set out your individual placement itinerary depending on the sport you have chosen.  Generally, your sports coaching duties will require 4-6 hours commitment per day during weekdays, with weekends off to relax and explore Ghana.  Great optional weekend activities and trips can be arranged from your accommodation, at an extra cost.

A typical day at your shared accommodation offers fixed mealtimes, with all meals included.

• Breakfast will be served from 6:30-8:30.

• Lunch will be served from 12:50- 13:50.

• Dinner will be served from 17:00- 18:30

Please note during the month of August the schools are on holiday so therefore normal lessons do not go ahead, however we do offer a recess programme which we run throughout August, which gives the volunteers a opportunity to teach.

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Please note that during August schools are on holiday so therefore normal lessons do not go ahead, and volunteers will instead help at a holiday programme. Over Christmas, teaching does not take place, but volunteers can help out in other roles.