Youth Sport Leadership 2020/21
Youth can lead NOW...
We are passionate about growing leaders and we believe that youth can lead right now If they are given an opportunity and empowered to do so! Youth Sport Leadership (YSL) is an annual course for children in year eight, to and including year thirteen, who want to develop their leadership skills through sport.
Over the last few years, the YSL process has flourished and we have seen young people grow tremendously in their confidence, maturing into leaders who could help change this and the next generation!
“YSL has been fantastic for our boys, both have loved the friendly encouraging atmosphere and it has really enabled them to grow and develop into leadership roles.” - YSL Parent
WHAT TO EXPECT:
YSL helps young people to identify, understand and develop their unique gifts and leadership qualities, using them to help and impact others in their community and sphere of influence.
The course is built on 4 key elements in which the core modules aim to explore various leadership qualities deeper. Leadership modules such as creativity, humility and integrity are covered on the course.
We are serious about developing great leaders, so we expect a high level of commitment on the course.
Upon completion, each participant will receive a certification in ‘Youth Sports Leadership’ (YSL).
"It is the positive development and self-confidence in my children that has been most impressively noticeable." - YSL Parent
The course is built on 4 key elements in which the core modules aim to explore various leadership qualities deeper. Leadership modules such as creativity, humility, integrity are covered on the course.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE?
Our first session on Thursday 7th January at Kingswood School, Bath where young people will get a taste of how our sessions work, including lots of sport and team building activities.
*New course dates going live in term 1 once our venue and content are confirmed*
10 MONTHLY HUDDLES
Each session will have a similar format of fun games, sports activities, coaching/leading opportunities, Discovery Bible Study (DBS) all linked to a relevant leadership module.
2 DEVELOPMENT DAYS
A full day of fun and learning during the school holidays to help develop coaching skills, team building and be empowered to take leadership positions.
Feb & Apr from 10-4pm (see YSL calendar below)
TEAM TIME SOCIALS
A key part of YSL is getting to know one another, working alongside others, and building life-long friendships. These can be over an activity such as mini golf, pizza, games night, bowling night, a meal out together or watching some sport. These are optional and dates will be confirmed during the course and dependent on COVID guidelines. There may be an additional fee, depending on the activity.
A whole weekend of team building, challenging activities, and fun to enjoy. Previous groups have done high ropes, blindfolded courses, abseiling, archery, and a mixture of sports. This is optional and there will be an additional fee. This will be subject to current COVID guidelines and restrictions.
The YL’s will decide, design, and deliver community projects that impact the local area. Some previous examples include a homeless outreach with gift bags and hot chocolate, helping volunteer on the Bath Half Marathon, litter picking, leading a sports session at a local Primary school, as well as leading on our GET Sported and GET Serious camps.
Each young leader will be assigned an adult mentor who will be available to meet occasionally throughout the year.
We will also be providing the YL’s with some key essential items for YSL likely to include a sports Climacool t-shirt, whistle and bible.
GET SPORTED CAMPS
[Optional BUT recommended] Putting your skills to the test on our Multi-Sport or Cricket camps during school holidays.
Assisting other leaders and coaches, growing in confidence and leadership skills whilst also inspiring younger children.
[Optional BUT recommended] A chance to coach alongside some of our top coaches, gaining valuable coaching experience and learning how to coach in specific sports and skills needed to work with children, during after school clubs in the city.
There are two options for payment:
1. Split the cost across the year with 7 monthly instalments of £13 (by standing order)
2. Or pay the full course fee in advance (£85) and save £6.
BURSARY PLACES AVAILABLE for families who require financial assistance - please enquire (Contact page
CALENDAR 2020/2021 (shorted planned program due to COVID restrictions)
Thursday January 7th - Free Taster
Thursday February 4th - Huddle 1
Development Day 1: Monday 15th February
Thursday March 11th - Huddle 2
Thursday April 1st – Huddle 3
Development Day 2: Monday 5th April
Thursday 4th May - Huddle 4
Thursday 10th June - Huddle 5
Thursday 22nd July - Summer social – sport and food
VENUE INFORMATION HUDDLE VENUES:
Kingswood Secondary School
January to March (Free taster & huddles 1,2,3): 6.30-8pm
Address: Kingswood Secondary School, Lansdown Rd, Bath, BA1 5RG
May to July (Huddles 4,5): (7:30-9:15pm)
Address: Alice park, Bath, BA1 6EW
Monday 15th February and Monday 5th April: 10-4pm
Address: Ralph Allen School, Claverton Down Rd, Avon, Bath, BA2 7AD
HOW TO REGISTER
To register for the course, click here