A balanced attitude towards the highs and lows which a child will experience through participation in sport is essential for the child to experience the many benefits therein.
Athletically gifted children who have difficulty dealing with success and failure often drop out of sport altogether. The same happens to children who may find themselves out fo their depth among their peers. They label themselves as "not sporty", create a disempowering association and drop out.
As educators, we must try our best to coach children through the numerous pitfalls which may result in children missing the opportunity to experience achievement within the limits of their body's physical capabilities.
Our Sports Skills Expert
Scott is our lead Expert for Sports Development during this Life Skills Academy Course.
Scott has amassed over a decade of coaching experience in several sports earning a Master’s degree in Sports Coaching & Exercise Science along the way. Currently working in the sports department in St Andrew’s College Junior and Senior school, Scott has been educated under the guidance of the Scottish FA’s coach education pathway and the English FA’s CPD programme.
Our desired outcomes for your child
• Develop an appreciation for the capabilities of their physical body irrespective of ability or interest levels in organised sport.
• Take part in team challenges designed to give experience playing leadership and team member roles.
• The opportunity to experience success and failure and be coached through how to deal with both eventualities.
• Experience fun small-sided coordination games that are designed to challenge all ability levels.