Active Leaders 4 Day course (Years 7 to 9)

The first step to becoming a qualified sports coach

Shine are proud to launch our exciting new 4 day Active Leaders workshop which provides a positive introduction for children in Years 7,8 and 9 into sports coaching. This course provides an ideal opportunity for children of secondary school age to make good use of 4 days within their Easter Holiday to develop their leadership and life skills through activity, leading to improved employability and self-confidence.

The course will enhance their personal statements, help them discover new abilities and be more active when they have had so long in Lockdown.

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. 

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

  • FA Youth Award and UEFA B qualified coach.
  • MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • BSC Science and Football
  • Accomplished coach with 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. 

Coombe Dingle Sports ComplexCoombe Dingle Sports Complex View on map
Tue 6 Apr 2021 - Fri 9 Apr 2021
09.30 - 16.30
Age range:
Years 7 to 9
Open to children from any school
Essential kit:
  • 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 Yr 7, 8, and 9, boys and girls 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 -

  • 10:00 - Introduction and Ice breakers
  • 10:20 - Practical activities, group discussions & delivery
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:45 - Practical activities, group discussions & delivery
  • 16:30 - End
Working Day Options

Shine's extended hours service is called 'Working Day Option'. The service allows working parents/carers the option of an early arrival time from 08.00 and/or a late departure time before 18.00. Children attending the extended hours will be supervised by Shine staff and offered a variety of free play outdoor and indoor activities. The cost and time details are as follows:

Morning only
08.00 to 10.00
Evening only
16.00 to 18.00
Morning & Evening
08.00 to 10.00
16.00 to 18.00
Travelling to Shine

Shine recommends its customers consider environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as cycling, public transport and walking – when customers are travelling to/from a Shine activity. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, Shine is committed to ensuring that each activity location provides a covered bike shed where children and adults can safely store their bicycles on arrival. For customers choosing public transport, please click on the 'bus' icon below to find further details on local bus routes.

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