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Children are grouped with others of a similar age, see below for a typical structure of how the day and activities vary by age.
Younger members love Multi-Active. It enables them to try lots of new activities such as parachute games, circle games, swimming and other sports and active games. Coaches focus on developing core skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination.
8-11s benefit from 45 minute sports and activity sessions. Designed to encourage learning and progression in a variety of sports, and giving them the chance to develop their appreciation for teamwork. Inter-group challenges offer the opportunity to participate alongside older children too.
Teens enjoy a challenge, so we channel their energy into hour-long sessions focusing on technique and positive competition. Teens develop confidence and life-skills such as teamwork, leadership and co-operation, giving 12 – 14s the opportunity to be active and hang-out with friends!
Activity, fun & leadership skills for 15-17s
From 15, teens attending the <strong>Rookie Academy</strong> learn and play alongside our Red Tops. Rookies enjoy activities, develop leadership skills, improve confidence levels and often progress to work as part of our team.
Rookie Academy has three levels, each level takes at least two weeks to complete, and a minimum number of hours to be logged. A maximum of one level can be completed each season. The Rookie Academy, specifically Level 3, has been quality assured and endorsed by 1st4sport – a recognised and regulated awarding body.
Develop confidence and leadership skills such as planning, organisation, self-reflection and problem solving.
Rookie Academy is proven to help teens considering a career in sport, coaching and education. After completing the programme and turning 18, many Rookies return and work for us.
Using the Rookie Academy workbook, and supported by Red Tops, teens complete tasks and learn about activity coaching and topics such as health and safety (we make it more interesting than it sounds!), activity-session planning and delivery, techniques for managing child behaviour, assessing and analysing performance and target setting.
The programme links practical experience and activities with theory. A Level 3 Diploma Certificate is available on completion of all 3 levels, and certificates can be added to CVs and higher education applications.
- Level 1 – Log minimum 5 hours practical work
- Level 2 – Log minimum 10 hours practical work
- Level 3 – Log minimum 15 hours practical work
- 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma Certificate on completion of all levels.
All teens attending the Rookie Academy will receive a Rookie pack at the start of each level. This includes a welcome letter, workbook, t-shirt and wristband and will arrive in the post, the week prior to camp starting.
Rookies progress to lead their own sessions under the supervision of our professional team.