Sarah Hayes in play at Cheltenham
Coaching is important for developing, sustaining and increasing participation in croquet. The CA is committed to a coaching programme that trains and develops excellent coaches who can provide a wide range of coaching to players of all levels throughout the country.
This page tells you how our coaching system works, how you can find a coaching course, how you can become a coach or upgrade your coaching qualification. It also covers the CA's special awards and schemes that encourage players and coaches of all ages. Last, but not least, it provides a link to our coaching resources.
Good luck and enjoy your coaching!
Sarah Hayes, Chair of the CA Coaching Committee
Interested in trying croquet? Every one of the 200 Croquet Clubs in the country offers taster sessions and coaching for beginners. Find your local club and call them - you can be sure of a warm welcome!
More than 120 Club-Level Coaches are trained to coach beginners and improving players in their clubs throughout the country.
220 higher-qualified Graded Coaches are ready to coach players at all levels of ability - right up to international standard. Just ask!
Our 20 Examining Coaches coach the coaches by running initial courses to train new Club-Level Coaches and more advanced courses to develop Graded Coaches.
Four Coaching Centres offer a wide range of coaching courses for players of all abilities and in all codes.
Federation Coaching Officers
Each Federation has a Coaching Officer who ensures their region's coaching needs are met. Need some help or advice - give your Federation Coaching Officer a call!
The Merit Awards recognise players developing their skills to ever-higher levels. The scheme is being extended to recognise GC achievements.
Player Performance Awards