One of our biggest successes at BPS Sports has been our Young Leaders. At the beginning of each school year we choose 6 Year 6 children based on the behaviour, sporting ability and how they work with others to become a Young Leader. They are also chosen because of the potential we believe they have as future coaches. We have been doing the Young Leader programme over 2 years now and they make a huge difference for the children and the coaches at our camps. Their main role is to be in sessions and help the children to understand and play the games. They also help the coaches with setting up sessions and any other jobs that may need doing. We are also training them to lead sessions themselves which they always do a fantastic job of. We are very lucky to have them and it is great to see the relationships they have built with the younger children.
This year our Young Leaders are Zaynab, Ben, Tia, Malachi, Alex, Anyah & Luca. They are all doing a fantastic job justifying their selection as a Young Leader. We have been working with them to help them lead sessions. Where to stand and how to communicate are key things for a coach and helping the Young Leaders to understand how and why is really helping them improve.