ParaCoach is an Erasmus Plus funded project aimed at enhancing the learning, mobility and employment of para coaches across the EU, through the development of a Para-Disability European Sport Coaching Framework. 

We also have a number of partner organisations: the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE); European Paralympic Committee (EPC); Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF); Institute of Sport Poland (ISP); Hungarian Paralympic Committee (HPC).

There are a number of outputs from the project: 

ParaCoach website – a central online base where coaches, coach developers and agencies can share and access best practice (https://www.paracoach.eu/) twitter@para_coaching

Coaches and athletes are invited to use their voice to share their stories to answer some of the following topics


  1. General introduction – what is your name, sport, current level
  2. A little bit of back ground – sporting experiences (throughout life)
  3. 3 – 5 highlights from your experiences with coaches (e.g. developed a great relationship)
  4. What have you learnt from your coach/es?
  5. Recommendations/advice for coaches (new and established) from the perspective of an athlete
  6. Advice  – what advice would you give to aspiring para athletes (new and established)


  1. General introduction – name, coaching position and how long you have held this position?
  2. A little bit of background – how did you get into coaching?
  3. Highlights – Can you provide 3 – 5 highlights of coaching (your sport/s) and what you have learnt from each of these highlights
  4. Considerations you have when coaching Para athletes
  5. Recommendations  – From your experience what recommendations/advice would you give to coaches (both new and established)

Coaches survey

Link for coaches to complete: https://ljmu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/erasmus-plus-paracoach

Further ways you/your coaches can support the project:

  • Simply promote the project through your networks and on social media
  • Identify best practice case studies relating to para coaching practice and coach development
  • Signpost us to para sport-specific agencies, policies, educational frameworks, workshops and conferences, coaching practices, sport science knowledge, blogs, vlogs or videos that show best practice in the para sport context