Active Leaders 4 Day course(Ages 12 to 14)

The first step to becoming a qualified sports coach

£180.00 For all sessions

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Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, BS9 2BJ

Shine are proud to be running our new 4 days Active Leaders Workshop which provides a positive introduction for children aged 12-14 years into sports coaching.  This course provides an ideal opportunity for children of secondary school age to make good use of 4 days of their summer holiday to develop their leadership and life skills through activity, leading to improved employability and self-confidence.

The course has no pass/fail.  All evidence of approach, attitude, delivery, engagement and performance is collected during the sessions by the experienced trainer, to provide the participant with an individual written reference and enhance their personal statements.

The course will be run by Barry, an exceptional coach whos qualifications include:

  • FA Youth Award and UEFA B qualified coach
  • Bristol City Academy Coach
  • Tutor and assessor for sports education
  • Accomplished coach and focus on individual pathways and career development
  • Experienced in educational settings, mentoring children and young adults.

Shine are the Active Leaders Recognised Partner for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Children are allowed to bring phones but they will be restricted to use in breaks and lunchtime.

Mon 22 Aug '22 - Thu 25 Aug '22
09:30 - 16:30
Ages 12 to 14
  • Clothing that are appropriate for the chosen activity (based indoors and outdoors)
  • Lunch/snacks/drinks (excluding nut products)

Activity Information

This nationally recognised 4 day workshop is specifically designed to inspire children aged 12-14 years who wish to start out on the path to becoming a good coach, whether as a profession or a pastime. The assembled group will engage in a range of activities in theory and practically that simulate various coaching scenarios and settings from the perspective of the coach and also the participant.   An example of the content covered:

An energetic and practical week playing lots of new games and learning how to lead fun activity sessions. 

  • Becoming a Junior Active Leader; What makes a good leader? 
  • Why and how we warm up; create and deliver warm ups
  • Being safe; How to make sure there is a safe playing zone 
  • First Aid; How to help someone who gets hurt, calm and reassuring reactions
  • Preparing to Lead; Communicating.  How to give instructions 
  • Leading; What makes a good leader
  • Preparing to Lead: Engagement and inclusivity; How to make sure everyone is included and has fun 
  • Inventing a game or sport; Learning to make up your own game or sport 
  • Planning a mini event How to plan, lead and think about what could be improved 
  • Leading Running a mini event for younger pupils 
  • Setting up a sport or activity club Evaluating the success of the mini event and planning a regular sport or activity club.

Further Information

Delivering a varied programme in order to achieve the Active Leaders Award.  Based both inside in the Club house and outdoor areas at Coombe Dingle, the students will develop a range of new practical skills in a supportive sports coaching environment.  The format of the day will be -

  • 09:30 - Introduction and Ice breakers, practical activities and group discussions
  • 11:00 - Observe the coaches
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:45 - Practical activities, group discussions & delivery
  • 15:00 - Practical review

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