Coaching Tips:

1 - Get a grip

2 - In a spin

3 - Playing Better Teams

Instructional Video

Coaching Structure:

The levels in our Coaching structure are as follows:

Coaching Qualifications

Club Coach

Advanced Club Coach

County Coach

National Coach

The term "Regional Coach" no longer refers to a qualification but remains the title of the coach/person appointed or elected to this Regional Office.

Coaching Code of Conduct:

Everyone involved at all levels of pétanque has a responsibility to promote and uphold the highest standards of behaviour in our sport.

The content of the Coaching Code of Conduct is an extension of, and should be used in conjunction with, our Member's Code of Conduct that applies to all Coaches.

Coaching Courses:

The Club Coach course is the first level of coaching obtainable within our Associations new coaching structure. Information on course structure and content can be found by clicking here.

A candidate for a course must have been a member of our Association for a minimum of 2 years.
You can download an application form by clicking here.

Please note that the fee for each course is £25.

The completed form should be sent to the Chair of the Coaching Commission as stated on the form.

Candidates will be registered for a course and notified of the date and venue by email and on payment of the course fee.  An invoice will be issued to the candidate by the National Treasurer.

Coaching Licence:

The EPA Coaching Licence will show the Coach’s membership details and their photo, along with a statement confirming that they have been CRB checked.  This can then be used as a coaching ID card when working with schools or vulnerable adults. A licence issued after DBS checking has been completed will be valid for three years.

At the end of the 3 years evidence that coaches are still active will be required to maintain your coaching status.  To aid this process, completed Coaching Report Forms, lodged with the Chairman, Coaching Commission, will be considered a major source of that evidence. 

To download a Coaching Report Form please follow this link

DBS Checking:

It is the policy and requirement of our Insurers that all coaches and persons dealing with junior and vulnerable members are screened by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The cost of the DBS checks is currently £25 and is payable by the individual after we have processed their application.

We strongly advise our members to follow our Association's guidance on best practice in safeguarding vulnerable and junior members.

For further details regarding coaching please contact the EPA Coaching Commission