Young leaders


Are you between 13 and 17 years old? Are you looking for your first steps into sports coaching? Do you want to gain some valuable leadership skills? The Activate Leaders Awards are ideal for anyone who has an interest in sport or activity instruction and would like a positive experience to help them on their way.

The Activate Leaders Awards give young people a first-hand experience of coaching and learning leadership skills through a combination of theory exercises and practical on-course experiences. As part of the awards, Leaders will complete workbooks and deliver a variety of coaching sessions, starting with warm-ups and building up to eventually leading their own planned sessions, all with the help of their on-site mentor.

There are 3 stages to the Activate Leaders Award which are Bronze, Silver and Gold. The courses are progressive and after completing a Gold Award, Leaders are then qualified to become paid assistant coaches on our camps (providing they are 16+ years old). It is a fantastic opportunity to improve your CV, University application or record of achievement to make sure you stand out from the crowd.

The Modules covered in each Award are listed below.


  • Communication Skills
  • Motivation Skills
  • Introduction to planning and reflection
  • At least 1 hour of coaching delivery


  • Safety while coaching
  • Inclusion while coaching
  • Planning a session
  • Reflection on coaching
  • At least 2 hours of coaching delivery


  • Detailed planning
  • Detailed reflection
  • Coaching methods
  • Coaching process
  • At least 5 hours of coaching delivery
  • 24 hours of voluntary assistant coaching

The Activate Leaders programme can be undertaken at any of our camps running nationwide. All you need to do is choose your venue/dates and call the office on 01785 711 572 in order to book. The Bronze and Silver awards are both £160 which includes a workbook, personal mentoring and certificate. The Gold award is £170 and must be undertaken across 10 days on camp.

In order to book or for more information please call the office on 01785 711 572.