Net Coaching – 1 Coach : 8 Children
Group Coaching (defined as a session where the children are involved in a group activity, outside of the nets) – 1 Coach : 24 Children
Hard Ball Coaching (session out of the nets but which involves a hard ball) – 1 Coach : 16 Children
N.B. - to define what qualifies as a Coach, see here: https://ecbcs.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003112098-Qualification-Matrix-Supporting-Guide-October-2019
General Supervision Ratios*
Aged 8 and under – 1 adult : 8 children
Aged 9 and over – 1 adult : 10 children
The general supervision ratios are quite different from the coaching ratios. No matter what the numbers or nature of the session, a minimum of two responsible adults should be present in all circumstances, and sometimes more i.e. for a 4 child coaching session, there should be the coach taking the session, plus one other responsible adult (could be the Coach Support Worker but doesn’t have to be).
As another example, for a 24 child group coaching session you should ideally have 1 coach to coach the session, plus 2 further responsible adults present.
*All ratios relate to adults (over 18) looking after children (under 18).
For single sex groups, there should be at least one same gender adult present. For mixed sex groups there should be at least one male and one female supervising adult.
All supervising adults, if regulated activity and involved on a regular basis, should be DBS checked. Anyone in regulated activity needs a DBS if they do the role frequently which is defined as once a week or more or 4 or more days in a 30 day period.