Coaching & Teaching

Coaching & Teaching


The Coaching and Teaching Education Academy offers students the opportunity to gain skills in planning, organisation, communication, leadership and team work through a structured 2 year progressive programme.

Throughout Year 12, students have a personalised teaching timetable devised, in which they are allocated to a member of PE staff, who will act as their mentor for the year. Year 12 students are expected to assist with and eventually lead full PE lessons at Balby Carr, in addition to taking a lead role in an extra-curricular club.

During Year 12 Coaching and Teaching students will also take part in Coaching Workshops, Delivered by the Coaching and Teaching Lead. These workshops follow a curriculum put together to increase confidence, knowledge and interpersonal skills to assist with their coaching development. There are both theory and practical aspects within the workshops delivered, ensuring an holistic approach to developing all aspects of Coaching and Teaching, including Roles of a sports coach, coaching styles, analysis of sports coaching, planning and organising sessions, behaviour management, differentiation of sessions, and organising opportunities in the community.

Along with this Year 12 students will work with the School Games Organiser on site, to plan, deliver and assist with Doncaster School Games competitions aimed at primary, secondary and Disability schools.

In year 13, Coaching and teaching students will follow a similar program of workshops, and practical opportunities, including going into local primary schools on mini placements. Along with this Balby Academy of Sport students have the opportunity to go into a local Special needs school, where they will be expected to plan, deliver and assess sessions throughout the year.

Along with this structured learning at Balby Academy of Sport, there are opportunities to gain Coaching qualifications throughout your time here, with students leaving Balby Academy of sport with qualifications in Rounders, TRI-golf, Football, Disability sports and more.