Within our industry (sport) there are very few paid coaching positions. One of the biggest barriers for people volunteering (in my opinion) is the perceived lack of time. Another issue is the lack of training and self belief that people can coach.
In a previous role I was responsible for delivering coach education and it was a real struggle to get people to attend the traditional weekend courses. I did experiment with a correspondence type situation and that worked moderately successful. If we wish to engage with a large volunteer population my belief is we need to be able to deliver material in a time and manner that suits them. We cannot expect them to make even more sacrafices to upskill themselves.
In addition to this I teach a level 5 course on the Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning. I taught this course for the first time in 2010. It is a flexible delivered course with intensive blocks. The face to face was not a problem however my first illuminate teaching session, was MY WORST session ever!!!!! Wow did I feel inadequate. A steep learning curve and I managed to bluff my way through the year. Hopefully I can gain a better understanding to enhance my teaching.....