Coach Sports in Jamaica with Projects Abroad

Location: Jamaica: Mandeville

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, Summer, 1-2 Years

Dates: Year Round

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Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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Description

As a volunteer on a Sports project in Jamaica you can help to inspire the next generation of local youth through sports. You do not need any previous experience in coaching to make an impact, although it is great if you already have some.

Sports are given a high priority in many Jamaican schools and the country is extremely proud of its sporting achievements, including having the most Olympic success per capita of any country in the world in track and field. Athletic stars such as Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Shelly-Ann Frazer are household names in Jamaica and around the world. Besides track and field Jamaica has done very well in other sports such as soccer, netball, and table tennis.

The most popular sports taught in schools are soccer, cricket, basketball, track and field, and netball. Soccer is ingrained in the Jamaican culture and boys' soccer competitions get impressive attendance. Cricket - a lasting memento of the colonial days  has over time gained fans and players from all social backgrounds and is now popular across Jamaica regardless of economic status.

Highlights

Whichever sports you enjoy, if you have a passion for developing sports in schools you can help to coach children as a volunteer sports coach. We offer our volunteer sport coaches the opportunity to work with local teachers in both primary and secondary schools in and around the inland town of Mandeville.

While volunteering abroad you could dedicate your time to the sport you love or help with a range of lessons. You can also combine your sports placement with teaching English or other subjects. Just let us know where your interests lie once you have applied and we will match you with a suitable school.

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Qualifications

None

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Youth
  • Sports
  • Health Education
Typical Volunteer
Open-minded with a willingness to travel.
Age Range
16+
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Jamaica

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Year Founded

1992

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