Opportunities for young people

Active Schools - Opportunities for Young People

The Perth and Kinross School Sport Planning Group, with funding from the Gannochy Trust, are launching the School Sport Coaching Project. If you are interested in developing your leadership skills through sport, we would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a range of sports coaching courses. The aim of the School Sport Coaching Project is that you would use your newly acquired skills to volunteer at extra-curricular sports clubs in your school, local primary school, sports club or with Live Active Leisure.

Terms & conditions

· As part of the project, you will be expected to volunteer at least 20 hours.

· All applications must be received by Friday 30th June

· You must be in S4-S5 during this current academic year (S5/6 next year).

· School staff will not be present during the coaching week.

· It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements to and from courses.

· All courses are FREE.

To apply:

Simply choose the courses that are of interest to you and complete the application form. Please ensure a parent/guardian has signed your completed application form before posting it to Steven Rice, School Sport Coaching Project, NICC, Gowans Terrace, Perth PH1 5BF or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application form available to download here.

Applications must be received by Friday 30th June. You will receive e-mail notification a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the course. Your school will also be informed.

Summer Course Descriptions

Certificated Courses: These courses will allow you to gain recognised coaching qualifications; there is likely to be an element of theory (classroom) work involved but all courses are designed to be interactive and a fun learning experience.

• Hockey Leaders

Monday 31st July 9:45am – 4pm @ NICC

The 6-hour Leaders' Award is aimed at hockey players, teachers, youth workers and sports coaches who wish to introduce the game to juniors and beginners. This is the first level coaching award in the Scottish Hockey coaching pathway and is a prerequisite for anyone who may wish to progress to higher level awards. Course participants should have a basic knowledge of hockey.

• Badminton Basics Module Package

Monday 31st July 9:45am – 4pm @ NICC

3 basic modules in one: The first module covers the basic skills and techniques of badminton and how to deliver this safely to large numbers of pupils in a one court hall setting. The second module will cover introducing simple footwork and movement patterns. The final module offers a collection of fun games to provide you with a bank of ideas to keep your players motivated and enjoying badminton.

• Getting Started Netball Course

Monday 31st July 9:45am – 4pm @ Perth High

This course covers the transition from primary to secondary netball. It is aimed at young coaches who will be working with young players and provide them an introduction to netball. The course is presented in a way that encourages individual-centered learning for young people.

• Football Development Activities

Tuesday 1st August 9:45am to 4pm @ NICC

This 6 hour course is designed to assist young coaches with the planning, preparation, organisation and evaluation of their coaching sessions for secondary school age participants.

• Basketball Getting Started Coaching Award

Tuesday 1st August 9:45am to 4pm @ NICC

The 6 hour Getting Started Award is the introductory level leadership award. The award focuses on coaching beginners and young players, with a view to introducing them to basketball. Candidates will be continually assessed and given feedback on their knowledge of introducing individual skills.

• Introduction to Coaching Volleyball Fundamentals

Wednesday 2nd August 9:45am – 4pm @ NICC

This award introduces the fundamentals of movement in the game of volleyball. The course covers basic small sided games, how to organise warm-ups and developing the different basic skills of volleyball. This is a 6 hour introductory level course.

• Football Early Touches

Thursday 3rd August 9:45am to 4pm @ NICC

This 6 hour course is open to all interested parties, experienced or otherwise, who wish to work with children of primary school age. The course will assist young coaches to develop their coaching technique, skill development and will explore the best age specific activities for developing young players.

• Gymnastics Introduction to Coaching

Friday 4th August 9:00am to 5pm @ NICC

The Scottish Gymnastics Learn to Coach Award is designed as a first step introduction to basic coaching techniques for anyone who might be interested in helping a qualified coach work with children in a gymnastics setting. This award will allow someone to work under the direct supervision of a qualified coach. The candidate will be observed throughout the course and will be asked to demonstrate practically and orally an understanding of the role of a helper in a club.

• Boccia Leader

Friday 4th August 9:30 to 12:30 @ NICC

The Boccia Leaders Award will provide coaches, teachers and volunteers with a brief overview of some knowledge, skill and abilities to introduce the game to all children, young people and individuals with an interest in sport.

• Activity First Aid

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August 10am to 4pm

This SCQF Level 5 qualification is made up of two units including First Aid Essentials. It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of activity, including sports, leisure and recreation. Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are also covered, making the full qualification very comprehensive.

• Basic First Aid

Friday 11th August 10am to 2:00pm @ NICC

This 4 hour award in basic first aid covers the administration of CPR and management of casualties who are choking, bleeding or in shock. In addition, the treatment of minor injuries will be covered.

• Dance Leader Award

Monday 17th to Friday 21st July 9:00am to 5:00pm @ NICC

The SCQF Level 4 Award in Dance Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead a small group in simple dance activities whilst under supervision. The qualification teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork. Full attendance at the course is required by candidates.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on: 01738 477864.