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Benefits of Using Qualified Sports Coaches in School

Posted on 25th March 2019 by Ashleigh Jones

PE and School Sport have two very different outcomes.

High quality PE focuses on developing a child's physical literacy to encourage a lifelong participation, Whilst teaching pupils how to move effectively, the ultimate goal is for children to progress further, and reach their full potential in a variety of activities.

School sport will improve sport specific skills through increased opportunities in school and the wider community, providing a better physical, technical, tactical and mental understanding. This will also develop fundamental life skills through sport, including; communication, teamwork, fair play and leadership.

Qualified sports coaches can make a valuable contribution to the quality and range of PE and sport delivered in schools, but other than the above, what are the benefits of implementing a sports coach within your school?

Upskilling Teachers

Implementing a sports coach will enable your Teachers to upskill by working alongside the coach during lesson. This can help the Teacher to improve their knowledge around development of core skills in students such as: movement, control, stability, balance and coordination as well as developing their own confidence within various areas of PE and School Sport.

Raising the Achievement Agenda

Sports coaches can also contribute to raising the achievement agenda in school by developing  the confidence and self esteem in children through sport, whilst educating them on the importance and value that sport has.

Promotes Participation

Developing a child's enjoyment of physical activity and sport at a young age is key to promoting a lifelong participation, so introducing a sports coach into school who is passionate about physical activity and sport themselves will automatically provide children with a positive role model, motivating them to have more involvement within various activities linked to PE and sport.

Monitoring and Evaluating

Due to the fact that sports coaches have relevant experience, knowledge and qualifications within the subject of PE and sport, it ultimately means that the monitoring and evaluation of student progress will be far more in depth and accurate for each individual student based on their capabilities.

The coach can then highlight various improvements that students need to make in order to enable progression, and devise a plan of action within lessons to implement improvement.

At Active Superstars, we deliver PE lessons in a way that is fun and engaging, whilst being educational, so that every child understands the benefits that physical activity has on their body. Holding the interests of each individual child as paramount importance to what we do, Active Superstars believe that everyone has the right to be active and participate in PE and sport regardless of ability.

With a reputation of excellence, we work in conjunction with schools, to implement high quality PE and school sport to enhance opportunity for all children to hone in on vital skills that sport provides, enabling each individual to reach their full potential.





Active Superstars provides high-quality Sports Coaching activities to get children active. If you want to engage children in fun, energising activities, contact us today on 0121 792 2643 or email info@activesuperstars.co.uk

Ashleigh Jones

By Ashleigh Jones

Our Sports Development Officer, Ashleigh, and is a previous member of the World Class Equestrian Team.

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