The project sees FA Level 3 Sky Blues coaches deliver free curricular activities for children in Key Stage 1 and 2...
The Sky Blues in the Community team ran a teacher training day at the Alan Higgs Centre last Saturday, as part of the Premier League funded Gifted and Talented project.
The project sees FA Level 3 Sky Blues coaches deliver free curricular and extra-curricular activities for children in Key Stage 1 and 2 at schools across Coventry and Warwickshire. The Gifted and Talented programme is set to see the community team offer free coaching to over 3,000 pupils across Coventry and Warwickshire in 30 schools this academic year.
Those players identified as talented are invited to attend a number of additional events, including holiday coaching clinics and school festivals at the Coventry City Ryton training ground, delivered in partnership with the football club Academy. The overriding aim of the project is to encourage participation in sport amongst primary school pupils, as well as ensuring that the best local young players can be fed in to the Coventry City talent identification system.
The training day last Saturday saw six teachers from five different schools observe a session delivered by Sky Blues in the Community Level 3 coaches, whilst they were talked through the drills and the principles of advanced coaching and technique progressions. The clinics were offered to the schools in order to allow teachers to feel more confident in delivering high quality football activities in their lessons.
The Gifted and Talented project will be running again in local schools from September 2015 and any teachers interested in working with Sky Blues in the Community on the project should contact Lucy Rhodes on 024 7678 6349.