We offer a variety of sports & a wide range of sessions covering all ages ranges

Sports

Below are some of the sports we currently offer, we are always looking to add to and develop our selection. If there is a particular sport you are interested in please don’t hesitate to say!

RUGBY

This sport is a personal favourite for our coaching staff, given their strong rugby back grounds. Their passion for the game is reflected in their coaching, making it a favourite with the children too! The introduction of Tag rugby has now made the game accessible for boys and girls of all ages, allowing children to work on their passing running and kicking from an early age!

FOOTBALL

One of the most popular sports in the world, football is a great game to play and also to coach. The many individual and team skills can be broken down and developed through drills and mini games. Football is a very popular sport amongst our children and our coaches, with Freddie being able to draw on contacts from within professional football to help plan and deliver sessions.

HOCKEY

A little known and underrated sport, particularly within primary school and early year’s settings. Hockey is a challenging and rewarding sport, placing an emphasis on hand eye co-ordination and the use of different equipment. We even have mini hockey sticks and goals for the nursery sessions!

BASKETBALL

This is a hugely popular sport throughout Europe and a rapidly growing sport in the UK. Basketball is a great sport for when outdoor space is an issue, allowing us to develop skills which are readily transferable to other sports (netball and handball). Shooting hoops always proves popular during our sessions!

TENNIS

Another great sport for boys and girls of all ages, our tennis sessions can be delivered inside or outside at any time of the year. Low compression tennis balls, pop up nets and 19inch rackets are some of the specialist equipment we use to ensure children get the most out of the sessions. Whilst traditionally a solo or doubles game, we have adapted our tennis sessions for large groups. We place the focus on the key skills of volleying, serving and striking the ball; our children think tennis is ACE!

Type of session

The Small Sports Club provide a wide range of sessions for all types of setting. With children of all ages finding something to enjoy

NURSERY SESSION

With Early Years sessions being a particularly enjoyable area for our founder Freddie, it is here where TSSC really sets itself apart as a specialist early years sports coaching service. Our sessions are split evenly between 3 areas; Sport specific skill work, major motor skill development and educational activities and games. Numbers, letters, colours and shapes are a few of the educational aspects we include in the sessions. Our sessions will always put the main emphasis on fun, leaving children happy and energised for the rest of their day!

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Our after schools clubs are a great way to get children active during the week. We work on a whole-part-whole coaching style during for the most part, with lots of gameplay scenarios and small sided matches. We then look at skills and areas which occur, work on these skills then go straight back into the games. It’s this gradual movement toward team based games which ensures children are comfortable when competing. Sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play are some of the important values we like to promote during the clubs.

PPA

Does your setting require some assistance in delivering PE sessions? If so, we could help! We work with a number of different schools, delivering PE lessons in line with the National Curriculum. We also strive to ensure that the same coach will deliver the sessions each week; we know that building relationships with children and staff is key to the success of the programme.

Age Ranges

As children grow and develop their needs change, we ensure they continue to be challenged during our sessions by adapting to their needs.

2-3 Years

Our main focus at this very early stage is fun. Creating a positive relationship between children and sport is our main objective. This coupled with basic colour recognition, skill work and gross motor development is the order of the day for the 2-3s. Lots of help from teachers and coaches is essential.

3-4 Years

We will begin to play more skill based games, working with friends as a class and independently rather than with teachers. Still we put the main focus on motor skills and sport specific skills. We start to introduce more challenging educational activities, ensuring children are engaged throughout.

4-5 Years

We can now start to limit the participation of teachers and carers; they will help organise games and aid children in making decisions. Sport specific skill work is now fairly technical, with children performing skills in a variety of situations. More complex games are played, with children assuming different roles within these games. Quantities, letter recognition and basic numeracy can be integrated into the sessions.

6-7 Years

We will now shift the focus towards basic gameplay. Lots of skill games, small sided matches and mini games will take place. A big emphasis is placed on team work, fair play, sportsmanship and social skills during this period. Implementing the skills they have been developing into games will lead to further development.

8-11 Years

As children move toward the end of junior school they will be well versed in a variety of sports. At this stage the focus will be on refining skills and techniques they have developed in previous years and how they translate into match play. Sportsmanship and the additional values of sport will be reiterated during this stage.