What is a Club Coach?

A Club Coach establishes a rapport with an existing club facing challenges prior to becoming their advisor.

Club Coaching Summary

When the membership of an established club ranges from 1 to 12 members and their status is not suspended or closed, they are eligible to receive support from up to two Club Coaches. As a Club Coach, you objectively work with the club to identify their current areas of strength as well as opportunities for improvement. Together you will collaborate to regain the club’s strength, reach established goals, and form a plan for the clubs continued success.

Serving as a Club Coach is mutually beneficial as both parties invest in the other’s growth.

Who can be a Club Coach?

A Toastmaster in good standing and not currently a member of the prospective struggling club, not currently familiar with the club or its members and able to share their own experiences and expertise.

What is the Time Commitment for Club Coach?

The appointment lasts through June 30 of the current program year if the club accomplishes at least Distinguished Status by reaching at least 5 of the 10 Distinguished Club Program goals as well as obtained the required number of active members. If either of those two criterions are not reached in the current program year, the assignment can be extended for an additional program year to June 30.

When is a Club Coach Officially Assigned?

After the club and Club Coach candidate(s) agree to work together, the club submits the completed Club Coach Appointment form to the district’s Club Growth Director ([email protected]) for further processing to World Headquarters (WHQ). WHQ replies to all either confirming the coach assignment start date or identifying why the assignment was denied.

In the event the assignment ends before Jun 30 (club coach is inactive, club coach relocates, etc.) the Club President or the Club Coach must notify WHQ ([email protected]) and the district Club Growth Director ([email protected]) at once of the assignment termination.

Why would I Serve as a Club Coach?

The experience allows all to develop team building skills, expand leadership experiences, increase facilitator and negotiation proficiencies and develop diplomacy skills for not only yourself, but the club members as well.

Where can I find Additional Training Material for being a Club Coach?

On the Toastmasters International website there are the following resources:
There are also tools available for the club coach as well:

Club Coach Troubleshooting Guide You can use this as an initial assessment guide​.

Moments of Truth – An analysis for the club to help identify their current strengths and areas of improvement

How do I get Credit for being a Club Coach?

Note: Credit is not received until after year-end results are final.

After successfully completing the assignment, WHQ will send you a certificate of accomplishment, apply your leadership credit to your personal educational profile to apply towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) accolade, and you will receive acknowledgement from the District Team.

If your Club Coach role is successfully completed on or before June 30, 2022, your Club Coach credit can count toward both the club support and the district leadership requirements, if it meets the Toastmaster International incentive. For more details on how to apply this role for an education award, you can contact the Education Services team at [email protected].

If your Club Coach role is successfully completed after June 30, 2022, you submit the club name, club number, and date appointed on the DTM award application.

The Vice-President Education will approve your award application.  The application is then forwarded to WHQ for you to receive credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster accolade.

Club Retention Chair Contact Info

Club Sponsor, Club Mentor, and Club Coach Volunteer Request Form​



A Club Sponsor is appointed to help get a new club through the chartering process.



A Club Mentor is an appointed advisor for a newly formed club.



A Speechcraft is a great opportunity to introduce the fundamentals of public speaking to non-members under the age of 18.


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