Through a range of leadership experiences, young people can gain vital skills and gain experiences that have significant benefits in terms of personal development, confidence and employability.
Developing a leadership academy has always been central to the work of Sport Impact.. We have witnessed how opportunities to lead through sport can have a profound impact on all young people providing a safe environment for them to develop new essential life skills.
Through the provision of leadership training and deployment opportunities young people can develop new skills to help them prepare for their next stage of development:
In addition to this their contribution can have on the development of others as well as providing a very positive impact on participation rates, contributing to the Chief Medical Officers 60 minutes a day physical activity target.
“Through leadership development young people can become an extension of the workforce, acting to influence and improve the wellbeing of their peers. As such there is an inherent responsibility for us as professionals to ensure that young people receive effective training and support to succeed as young leaders” (Youth Sport Trust)
Sport Impact take this responsibility seriously and are delighted that a significant number of young people who experienced our commitment to this have gone on to pursue a career in coaching and teaching.
Please find a list of our services below.
Secondary Sports Leadership Training
School based ‘Leadership for Life’ module- This can be delivered during
PSHE or curriculum time.
Learning to Lead Competitions- This can be a Secondary Inter-house
Competition or Primary School Games competition.
Learning to Lead a Multi skills Festival- in their own school or a local
Delivering an official Leadership Qualification- through Sports Leaders
UK, YST or the FA.
Primary Sports Leadership Training
We offer Sports Leadership training to primary schools across Hounslow in
the following formats:
Year 5 or 6 Schools Leadership Training and Life skills- Can be delivered
in curriculum time or extra curricular. This course has been designed with the
help of Skills Builder to teach the children invaluable life skills. Once the
leaders have been trained they can support their school develop their PE and
Sport provision in a variety of ways (Clubs, Lunchtime activities,
Competitions, Sports Day, Active breaks, PE Warm-ups)
Sports Crews Training- We believe in the power of pupil voice. We have
successfully set up virtual and live PE and Sports Crews in our schools. We
support schools in delivering regular meeting where children get the chance to
shape their PE and school sport provision.
Girls Active- Sport Impact can offer support in running a girl’s active scheme
in your school. This can run as an enrichment opportunity at lunchtime, or as
a breakfast or after school club. These clubs make sport more relevant to girls
lives and give them the freedom that normal PE lessons don’t provide. The
positive relationships developed increase the self confidence of the pupils and
develop positive role models for the future.
Sports Leaders UK- Playmaker Award
Breakfast Clubs- We train up Year 6 Leaders to support with the running of an
active breakfast club.
Benefits of our leadership programme include:
- Links forged between primary and secondary schools
- Give primary and secondary pupils opportunities outside the curriculum to be engaged in PA programmes.
- Give children opportunities to use leadership skills through our extensive competitions programme.
- Opportunities to foster good relationships within the community.