Summer Sports Academy 2019

July 22nd - August 16th August

The Summer Sports Academy at Christ College  is a fantastic opportunity for children aged between 8 and 14 to enjoy a number of sports, led by sports coaches, on a daily basis over four weeks during the summer holidays.

Football, athletics, cricket, netball, rugby, hockey, tennis, basketball and yoga will all be on offer so that children can enjoy and improve in a number of different sports and have fun at the same time.

Prices are £25 per day and parents can book any number of days for their children.  There is a weekly discount price of £110.

To book a place, please follow the link:

Summer Sports Academy Bookings

FAQ'S

Is this available to anyone?

As long as your child is between the ages of 8 - 14 they are able to attend and students from all schools are very welcome. 

What will my children need?

  • A packed lunch and snacks for break times in a container or lunch box

  • A refillable water bottle with your child’s name on it

  • Clothing for sporting activities

  • Trainers or shoes for general sports + sport specific shoes if you have them (rugby / football boots, hockey shoes)

  • Sport specific protection, shinpads, gumshields.

  • Sun cream and a hat for warm weather, a coat for wet or cold weather

  • Swimming kit

Things your children will not need:

  • Mobile phone – they can be brought but will be left in bags and only used if essential

  • Sports equipment

  • Gadgets

  • Valuables

 

Can my child choose the activities?

Each day is planned and as such, although you child will be unable to choose individual activities, they will have the opportunity to rotate sports regularly so that we may get the best out of every child.  The daily structure will support this.  We believe that many skills, both mental and technical can be transferred between sports therefore your child will be able to benefit from each activity whilst having fun.Swimming will be scheduled at the camp. We aim for every child to swim at least 2-3 times per week.  Due to weather variation, we recommend that your child brings swimming kit every day.

What about outdoor activities?

As long as the weather is dry and warm, we’ll be outside as much as possible.  Please can you ensure that your child has clothing and shoes for both indoor and outdoor activities. Arrival / collection?

If your child is coming for breakfast, please drop off at 8:30am at St Nicolas House (the entrance nearest the bridge/opposite Brecon GP surgery).  If your child is coming for a 10am start then it will be a 9:40 - 9:50 drop off time at the same location of St Nicolas house.  Each child will need to be signed in by one of our coaches and registered.  Similarly, each child will need to be signed out by a parent or guardian at the end of each day at 4pm.

 

What is a typical day?

The objective for each day is for children to enjoy and rotate between a number of different sports ranging from athletics, cricket, basketball football, hockey, netball, rugby, swimming, tennis and yoga.  Children will have the opportunity to take part in four different sports each day.

Although each day will be planned and structured, no two days on the camp will be the same.  Coaches will plan sessions based on weather, facilities and number of children on the camp each particular day.

First thing: 8:30 - for those who would like breakfast (an extra cost of £2.50), along with some morning activation (this ranges from warm up drills to co-ordination skills). 

Morning: 10:00 - after morning registration which will take place from 09:40 - 09:50 and warm up for the day, children will be divided into age / ability groups to begin a morning of two activities.  There will be a short break in between each activity.  

Lunch: 12:15 - as well as enjoying a home-packed lunch, this will be a time to relax, rejuvenate and recover in preparation for the afternoon activities.

Afternoon 13:15 - this session will again consist of two different sports activities, mainly game-based and then winding down towards the end of the day.End of the day: 15:45-16:00 - This will be time for coaches to debrief the day, share notices and for parents to collect their children.