Coach Sports in South Africa

Company : Oyster Worldwide
Activities: Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Summer Volunteer Programs / Summer Jobs / Swimming Instructor Jobs
Country: South Africa
Location : Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 6 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Many children in South Africa don't get the opportunity to learn sports and that's where you can help! Coach your favourite sport in one of the world's greated sporting nations and really help to make a difference.

South Africa is famous in the world of sport, epsecially in the realms of rugby, swimming and cricket. Every year, the country becomes more prominent in international sports and produces countless sporting heroes. This programme allows volunteers to take their own passion for sport and to pass this on to the children living in Port Elizabeth's townships. There really is nothing like being there when a child saves their first goal or scores their first try!

What will I be doing?

As a volunteer, you can choose to teach a whole range of sports, and can combine them too. Sports include football, rugby, cricket, netball, hockey, tennis, swimming and basketball. Volunteers travel together to three schools each day, five days per week, to coach their favourite sports to these enthusiastic kids. Sessions last 90 minutes and cover drills, games and general fitness.

At the beginning of your time in South Africa you will receive a 4 day induction. This covers information on coaching, the area that you will be in and how to get the most of your experience. You will be coaching with people from all over the world, and will soon make firm friends.

Start Dates

The project has arrivals most months between January and October for stays of 5 - 12 weeks.

Costs / Benefits

5 weeks costs £1239; each additional week costs £147, excluding flights. 12 week programme (highly recommended) is £2209.

Booking / Enquiry

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Oyster Worldwide Coach Sports in South Africa Reviews

Coach Sports in South Africa

Wasn't sure what it would be like at first and if I would enjoy it but in the first few hours of being there, you know that it's going to already be the best time of your life.

It was amazing coaching different sports to enthusiastic children and seeing how happy they were during the sessions we gave them, and to then see them come back the weeks after and continue improving their skills.

I enjoyed meeting new life long friends and creating memories to last a lifetime that you really will never forget.

If you're unsure whether or not it's time to go to university then go on a trip like this to get away and have time to focus on you and enjoy what it brings you.

Thanks for helping me organize a trip of a lifetime that I won't ever forget, and I will definitely use Oyster again to book another trip in the future

By: Georgie Wager
Nationality: British
Age: 19

Sports Coaching

Although some aspects of the project (such as the food and and organisation) were not perfect, my overall experience was wonderful, the other volunteers and children we worked with made it excellent.
The best thing was doing one to one tutoring with the children at the school and getting to know individuals in a personal level and seeing their abilities improve. At childcare a highlight for me was becoming particularly close to certain children and gaining their trust. The safari trip to Shamwari was also a highlight.
It's a life changing experience. You get to experience a totally different culture with like-mined people which makes it all the more rewarding. The kids you work with are so full of life and so loving they could make anyone happy!
I would say be open minded. Try everything even if it is out of your comfort zone as you may surprise yourself. Get used to going with the flow as things can be a bit disorganised at times but everything works out in the end and you have to acclimatise to South African time- things happen at their own pace out there!

By: Asha
Nationality: UK
Age: 19

Sports Coaching

Although some aspects of the project (such as the food and and organisation) were not perfect, my overall experience was wonderful, the other volunteers and children we worked with made it excellent.
The best thing was doing one to one tutoring with the children at the school and getting to know individuals in a personal level and seeing their abilities improve. At childcare a highlight for me was becoming particularly close to certain children and gaining their trust. The safari trip to Shamwari was also a highlight.
It's a life changing experience. You get to experience a totally different culture with like-mined people which makes it all the more rewarding. The kids you work with are so full of life and so loving they could make anyone happy!
I would say be open minded. Try everything even if it is out of your comfort zone as you may surprise yourself. Get used to going with the flow as things can be a bit disorganised at times but everything works out in the end and you have to acclimatise to South African time- things happen at their own pace out there!

By: Asha
Nationality: UK
Age: 19

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