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Do I need to take out coaching insurance?

England Hockey recommends that all coaches, whether you are a lead coach, coach or a helper, to have the required specialist insurance on the role you play to protect yourself. This Insurance should reflect the activities you undertake as a coach within the guidance of your level of qualification or accreditation.

Whereas the Club Membership provide an element of cover for helpers within clubs, England's Hockey Coach membership provides greater cover for coaches and lead coaches who lead the delivery of coaching sessions and programmes independently in any environment.

It is recommended that no coach except those accredited at UKCC Level 2, EH Sessional Coach or EH Coach or above, should coach independently i.e. unsupervised. A Level 1 coach or coach who has attended a GB Coaching Club workshop or Introduction to Hockey Coaching should continue to provide instruction under the supervision of a Level 2, EH Sessional Coach, EH Coach or above and can organise and supervise game play.

More information on Coach Membership and insurance can be found here.