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Secondary Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering

Young Coach Academy and GamesForce Events Volunteer Award

The Youth Sport Trust's Young Coach Academy -As a Leadership and Volunteering Lead School, Sport Impact deliver the Youth Sport Trust Young Coaches Academy across West London.  The Academy supports young sportsmen and women in KS4 and KS5, with an interest in coaching, to make the transition from coaching in school sports clubs to those which are satellite and community based.

Young coaches will develop skills which enable them to play a more pivotal role in their school, community/satellite clubs, with the support of a coach mentor.

A training programme of support is delivered to add value to national governing body qualifications, with particular focus on understanding and developing a coaching philosophy, as well as considering honesty and ethics when delivering sport.

The young coach will be supported by an appropriate mentor to support both their sporting expertise and knowledge, as well as providing guidance to develop their 'coach behaviour'.  Good communication skills and close liaison with the mentor are necessities for the success of the programme. 

As part of the Young Coach Academy in 2015-16, a Year 11 student from Isleworth and Syon School enrolled on the London Youth Games’ Cricket Introductory Umpires course (run in conjunction with England Cricket & Gamesforce).  He was interviewed by LYG as part of a promotional piece for GamesForce and first time umpires.  For the full interview please click here.

Hounslow schools should contact Sport Impact for further information. 


GamesForce Events Volunteer Award -GamesForce is the volunteer workforce that delivers the London Youth Games (part of the School Games).

Young people aged 14+ have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience and to be involved in the delivery of events across three specific areas; sports, events and media.

The 4 hour training course focuses on developing the core skills and qualities required to help deliver sport events (such as the London Youth Games), as well as local school and community events.

The course can stand alone or can be used as part credit for Sports Leaders UK Level 1 in Sports Volunteering.  The Sports Leaders Level 1 consists of 4 units. By completing the GamesForce Events Award the young volunteers have completed the requirements for Unit 1 and 2.