The specially developed programme has been designed to work with children from 6-18 years old of all abilities. SDP focuses on building core stability, speed, agility and reaction time as well as eye, foot and hand co-ordination. All the key components you need to develop children/young adults both as individuals and budding athletes.
Using a variety of activities and sports our aim is to promote basic physical literacy in a fun and enjoyable environment. We use multiple sports and activities to achieve this, ranging from Tag Rugby, athletics, netball and core skills exercises including running, jumping and evasion – so all the key components for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and beyond are achieved.
The school programmes are based on the principal of SMARTS:
- Specific aims to achieve from the course
- Measurable, in terms of the impact the coaching programmes have on the development of the children
- Adjustable, in terms of how the children respond to the coaching programmes
- Realistic, in terms of what is achievable for the children
- Time specific in that we set milestones that we want and expect the children and young adults to achieve on the course
- Strategy which is clearly defined in advance to achieve these goals
All children and young adults are given a Record of Achievement which they keep as a diary of their progress through their sports education.
Courses can be run either on an individual basis or group level and normally run from 8-12 weeks (2 lessons of one hour duration per week).
The benefits of the courses are that they can provide the first stepping stones for a child’s long term athletic development in a fun and, where appropriate, challenging environment. It can also give young adults an opportunity to discover the fun of sport and give them the potential to do and achieve something they didn’t know they could do.
A key component of SDP is that it can also be delivered to children with special needs – physical, learning or emotional.
Our courses can give them the opportunity to express themselves physically through sporting activities.