CoachMark is the minimum standard for coaches working in schools, paid or voluntary. The standards cover coaching qualifications, DBS disclosure, insurance, safeguarding, education, references and commitment to a Code of Conduct.

Key partners from coaching agencies such as Apex, Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust, Stevenage FC Foundation and All For Sport as well as Herts FA, Herts RFU, Herts Schools and Hertfordshire County Council are supporters and collaborators.


  • Allows coaches to operate in schools across the county with just one DBS (the new CRB) clearance from Hertfordshire County Council
  • Ensures that coaches working in schools have attained a minimum operating standard, known nationally as Minimum Standards for Active Coaches
  • Overcomes potential problems caused by differences in interpretation of procedure between schools
  • Safeguards young people who take part in sport

If you are interested in gaining CoachMark accreditation get in touch via

Chris Samways
T: 01707 281004