Sports Coaching in Hua Hin, Thailand

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  PROJECT NAME: SPORTS COACHING

LOCATION: HUA HIN

  START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)

  ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE (SHARED ROOMS)

  MIN DURATION: 1 WEEK

  MIN AGE: 16+

  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A

Overview

In local schools in Hua Hin, you’ll enhance the current sports, physical education, and health curriculum for the children. This is an after-school program so will run from 4pm until 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

The program offers kids more chances to engage in sports, since the current curriculum only includes one hour of sports lessons each week. It also aims to introduce new sports that they might not otherwise try.

The training sessions mainly focus on team sports like soccer, netball, volleyball, and rugby. Currently, boys are trained in soccer and girls in volleyball, but with this program, we aim to broaden the range of sports available to all children.

Additionally, we provide health lessons covering personal care and important topics like gender equality. All activities happen on the sports field in a fun, active, and interactive way. Using sports helps children develop socially, gain knowledge, and foster passion, all of which are essential life skills leading to success.

Having a strong interest in sports and a positive attitude will greatly assist you in working with the children. 

Location

Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist spot these days offering all the standard beach stuff like snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and with plenty of restaurants and tourist things like spas, water park, golf, shops and markets. There is a mountain at the end of the beach called Khoa Tekiab, with a temple that overlooks the beach. Surrounded by national parks, it’s a mountainous region where you can explore waterfalls and caves on various adventures. Buddhism is very prominent here and you will certainly get a good taste of the Buddhist way of life. 

Project Tasks

  • Use sports coaching to improve the health, skills, stamina, and well-being of the children
  • Give you invaluable, practical experience in sports coaching
  • Assist the local coaches and team by providing an extra hand
  • Develop your coaching and ability to work with children

Food & Accommodation

You will be placed in one of our two centres in Hua Hin: Lotus House and Sunshine House (roughly 7km apart). Both are located in a village in Hua Hin with easy access to all daily necessities so that the participants can be at ease. The centres include a canteen, an outdoor swimming pool, and a garden. All rooms are equipped with bunk beds, shared bathrooms, and air conditioning. Rooms are single gender and sleep 4-12 people. The accommodation has wifi, hot showers, and western toilets. There are also private room options available.

Hua Hin centre has access to local shops, and laundry and easily get a transport facility by using the app GRAB.  

  • – 10 Km from the accommodation to Hua Hin airport (15-20 mins)
  • – 11 Km from the accommodation to the Bus stop to go to Suvarnabhumi airport
  • – 8 Km from the accommodation to Hua Hin night market/ mall
  • – 9 km from the accommodation to Hua Hin Private Hospital
  • – 5 Km from the accommodation to medical center

You will receive 3 meals on weekdays, and 2 on weekends. All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.

While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. 

All prices in USD
  • 1 Week - $395
  • 2 Weeks - $450
  • 3 Weeks - $595
  • 1 Month - $795
  • 2 Months - $1795
  • 3 Months - $2655
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What's Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport Pickup
  • Local Transportation
  • 1 Day Orientation
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Project Materials & Equipment
  • Pre-departure Expert Advice
  • Preperation Tools & Checklists
  • Certificate of Completion

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FAQ

A high level of interest in sports and a positive attitude will be of great help for you working with the children. 

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 1 day orientation
  • Daily transportation to project
  • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tours, Souvenirs & spending money

On Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarize you with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your program will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.

Schedule

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents and Signing of Documents.
  • Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meeting, Preparation, Visit and Observation alongside Local Coordinator
  • Dinner 

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees. 

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Bangkok BKK (Suvarnabhumi) Airport, Level 2, Entrance 4. You must arrive between 06.00 and 16:00 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times, you can book a private transfer and any extra nights accommodation for an extra fee.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this). 

From the airport to the accommodation in Hua Hin, it takes around 4 hours by public bus and then a shuttle bus.   

Minors traveling to Thailand

Minors traveling to Thailand with/without parents/legal guardians are required to adhere to instructions of the Thai immigration. For more information, please check here.

Monday

If this is your first week, you will be transferred in the morning to the project location to meet with the local team. You will then be introduced to the sports coach and team onsite. Here, you will receive instructions regarding the curriculum, and lesson plans will be discussed.

Tuesday to Friday

  • 7.00 – 8.00 pm Breakfast
  • 12.00-1.00 pm Lunch
  • 3.00 – 4.00 pm Lesson plan and preparation
  • 3.40 pm departure to the community field.
  • 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm coaching the sport activity
  • 7.00 pm arrival at the center and dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.*** 

Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
Volunteers have the option to go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked in front of you. The street food is super cheap and tasty!

Friday Evening
You can go to the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different stalls. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs and listen to live music featuring local artists.

Apart from chilling out at the beach, on weekends you can also try snorkelling, eat at the many seafood restaurants, play a game of golf, relax at a spa, go shopping, visit local markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.

Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple above, is also a popular spot, overlooking the beach. Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks. A little further away is the Pa La-U Waterfall and the  mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous! 

  • Sports clothing and shoes
  • Optional: You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your training sessions

With a long sandy coastline and jungle-topped islands anchored in crystal blue waters Thailand is a tropical getaway and favorite traveling destination for holiday makers and volunteers from all over the world. Thailand’s culture is generous, warm and outgoing and the cuisine is world renowned for a tropical abundance of fresh and varied flavors of spicy, sweet, salty and sour. 

Thailand is a fascinating and exotic country to explore. Through volunteering, you’ll gain a love in the people, culture, scenery, cuisine and in the overall lifestyle of Thailand.

We offer diverse project options catering to many different interests. Volunteering is the ideal way of assimilating into the local Thai culture and experiencing the real lifestyle in Thailand.

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Temperatures are around 30 degrees on average throughout the year. If in the North of Thailand in the winter, evenings can get quite chilly, so bring some warm clothes too!

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