SPORTS DIRECTION SCHOOL COACHING
- After School Activities
- PPA/Supply Teaching
- One 2 One coaching
- Extended After School Coaching
- Table Tennis,
- Tag Rugby,
- Circuit Training,
- Olympic Sports,
- Cross Country,
- Ultimate Frisbee,
- American Football,
- Frisbee golf,
- Rock Climbing,
What do we require from the coaches?
We require professional references from all prospective coaching staff as well as a current CRB, first aid qualification and child protection certificate in addition to their qualifications. Sports Direction is developing a industry leading Continuous Professional Development programmes, and every member of staff is registered on this scheme which includes regular assessment, performance reviews and a personal development plan. Staff are trained in every programme they deliver to ensure that minimum operating standards are consistently maintained.
How is the provision funded?
There are several ways in which provision may be funded including school budgets, fundraising activities and external sources of funding such as Primary Care Trusts and Extended Services. Contact us to discuss costs for any Sports Direction activity.
What age groups are the activities suitable for?
Sports Direction provide a diverse range of activities to suit all age-groups and most programmes have been designed to include age-specific sessions. From foundation stage through to 17 years, Sports Direction have the expertise to meet your requirements.
What do Sports Direction require from the school?
Prior to commencing work with any school, we will always hold an exploratory meeting with the key stakeholders. We will need to discuss your requirements, desired outcomes and other deliverables, sanctions/rewards programme and other details specific to the provision. Clear expectations established at the outset is the best way to ensure a positive working relationship.
How are extra-curricular courses booked and who does the administration?
Sports Direction provides your school with a service and the last thing we want to do is increase your administrative burden. All of our programmes will be promoted, administrated and delivered professionally under the supervision of the Sports Direction Regional Manager. Parents book courses either via post/email or using a booking phone-line with the school issued a group register prior to the course commencing.
Do we only coach sporty children?
No! Children of all abilities are encouraged to participate, however a core part of our ethos is to provide high quality provision for those children who do not have access to the same opportunities that the most talented children enjoy. Therefore many of our activities are designed to be attractive to those children who may not usually be encouraged to participate in traditional sports.
Who manages the staff and provision?
Sports Direction head coach are responsible for managing our delivery staff and will ensure the smooth running our your provision.
Who provides the equipment?
Sports Direction provide equipment for all the activities we offer and this is included in the cost.
Important for our coaches
''The standard and success of a school’s sports programme is largely determined by the quality and relevance of the coaching that occurs within it. Developing suitably qualified coaches working within sustainable and effective coaching structures therefore must be a priority.”
''You may be the type of coach that can organise a practice off the top of your head and accomplish what you want in the desired time. For the other 99.8% of us a practice plan is a critical part of a successful practice. It may be written out on a napkin or your work stationary, it really doesn’t matter as long as it gives you enough detail to allow you to move through your practice in a structured and organised manner.''