On the face of it, coaches help people of different ages and abilities to develop and improve in sport, but actually they do much much more.
There are many different reasons to become a coach, and the good news is that you don't have to have had a sports background to start. Many people get into coaching as a way of giving back to their community. Inspired to be a coach yet?
See our coaching guide to find out more about coaching and how you can get involved.