Meet the Coaches
Our performance teams and recreational sessions are entirely coached by student volunteer coaches. Each year, we run a coaching mentorship scheme for students interested in obtaining a coaching qualification and joining our wonderful team of dedicated coaches here at the University of Bath. Meet them all below!!
Tomasz Sawko - Beach Coordinator/Coach
Tom has coached at a variety of levels, from recreational to M2's, M1's and W1's. He has built up a range of experience as a coach, captain and player. This year he will be coaching our beach performance team, getting them in tip-top shape for when the UKBT comps start rolling around.
Lewi White - HEVO and Recreational Offer
Lewi is the recreational officer for the 2020/21 academic year, meaning he will be coordinating this year's recreational offer. Lewi and his team of recreational coaches will be leading your sessions, teaching you the essential skills you need to play the sport and making sure you have a blast doing it.
More coaches announced soon! Keep your eyes peeled!
Coaching Mentorship Scheme
Our coaching mentorship scheme serves to develop interested players into fully-fledged UoB volleyball student coaches. Each year, mentees apply and are selected to participate in this scheme. Throughout the year, mentees shadow a current student coach during trainings, learning how to set goals for a team and how to organise sessions to achieve them, and many more essential coaching skills. At the end of the year, they partake in a subsidised course to obtain an official Volleyball England Level 1 Coaching Qualification. They then go on to coach their very own team in the upcoming year!
You don't have to be a pro-athlete to coach a team. You just need determination and passion. As a club, we work with our student coaches to match their preferences, whether it be time commitment, teams or coaching style (individual coach or co-coaching set ups).
If this is something you think you might be interested in, or have any questions about the scheme and how it works, shoot us a message either at email@example.com or on our Facebook page.