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Community Sports Leaders Course
Level Two

Our Community Sports Leaders Level Two (CSL2) course will run through the school summer holidays from 25 July to 29 July 2022 between 09:00 – 14:30 at our Jersey Sport office at FB Fields.  The course is designed for budding young sports coaches and young people who are interested in increasing their confidence and leadership skills through the power of sport.

The course is a nationally recognised qualification which will enable successful learners to be able to lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sport/physical activity, under indirect supervision. Learners will be taught by qualified and experienced Jersey Sport officers and coaches who will guide students through four units of work (outlined below) over the course of the week:

  • Unit 1 – Building Leadership Skills
  • Unit 2 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport / physical activity sessions
  • Unit 3 – Assist in planning and leading a sports / physical activity event
  • Unit 4 – Lead sport / physical activity sessions in your community

Students will work amongst their cohort of peers and also experience the opportunity to deliver to younger children within Jersey Sport provision.

This course has been run since 2017 and Jersey Sport have demonstrated, and remain committed to, ensuring all learners are able to access a coaching pathway of their desire following the completion of the course – whether that be opportunities for voluntary work, paid employment and / or further coach education opportunities.

We caught up with Jersey Sport coaches Kirsty Ludlam and Callum Gilmour and who participated in this course and are now embarking their careers in sport:

 

     

Name: Kirsty Ludlam
Age: 19 years
Role at Jersey Sport: Move More Jersey Coach

Did you enjoy the Sports Leaders Course and what were your key learnings?
I really enjoyed the course as it gave me a key insight into the work that happens in order to provide a sports session. I was taught how to adapt my delivery and the sessions themselves in order to cater to all participants of different needs and abilities. I was also shadowed by other Jersey Sport qualified coaches whilst taking my own sessions which allowed me to gain invaluable feedback from other experienced coaches.

How has completing the course helped you to progress your career in sport?
The course gave me a really good foundation for my sports coaching. I have gone on to work for Jersey Sport as a Move More Jersey Coach, which has allowed me to build up my confidence. I have also been able to work as netball coach for my local club and coach on the Jersey Netball camps.

Do you have any advice for anyone who may be considering a career in sport?
My advice would be to get as much experience as you can. I think that being exposed to a variety of situations and learning how to deal with them helps to shape your future responses. I’d definitely say that I’ve become a lot more confident from just getting loads of experience under my belt.

What are your future career ambitions?
I’m currently studying Geography with Business at the University of Nottingham, whilst playing netball on the side and coaching for Jersey Sport in the holidays. I’m not too sure as to what my future career is going to be but I’ve got two more years at university to hopefully figure that out.

Name: Callum Gilmour
Age: 18 years
Role at Jersey Sport: Assistant Coach

Did you enjoy the Sports Leaders Course and what were your key learnings?
I really enjoyed the course as I completed at the same time as a few of my other mates and we had a good laugh. The course itself was good fun and I learnt a lot of good tips to be able to become a better coach. The course focuses on the basics of coaching, which you are able to adapt to suit your own way.

How has completing the course helped you to progress your career in sport?
The course has allowed me to really understand the basics and the reasons for sport coaching which I have then been able to develop over the recent years whilst working at Jersey Sport. Completing the course was the a reason I applied for a job as a coach. I also have progressed further as a coach not only at Jersey sport, but also at local basketball as part of the U’17s coaching team.

Do you have any advice for anyone who may be considering a career in sport?
My advice would be to take the opportunities that Jersey Sport can give you. The course was the way forward in my coaching career and helped me get the job in sport and a foothold in a sporting career.

What are your future career ambitions?
I am hoping to go to Newcastle University to study Psychology. I plan to continue coaching with Jersey Sport when I return on holidays and hope to specialise in sports psychology and continue my career in the sporting world.

Spaces are now full for the July 2022 course, however if your child would be interested in attending a future course please register your interest by contacting Elliot Powell, Children and Schools Manager, at Elliot.Powell@jerseysport.je

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