Courses and Academies 2019
Abingdon Swim School Sports Centre
Times: Saturday’s 9.00am - 12.00pm Sunday’s 9.00am - 11.00am Enrolment dates: Date
Sat 5 Jan – Sat 6 Apr 2019
Sun 6 Jan – Sun 7 Apr 2019
Sat 27 Apr - Sat 20 Jul 2019
Sun 28 Apr - Sun 21 Jul 2019
Sat 7 Sep – Sat 21 Dec 2019
Sun 8 Sep – Sun 22 Dec 2019
Girls and boys: Aged 4+
Street Cardio Sports Centre
Price: £37.50 per 5-week course (1 hour sessions) Adults: Aged 16+ ■ Burn
fat, lose weight and get fit fun and funky Street Dance routines ■ Groove to the latest tunes! ■ Tone muscles and define abs ■ Learn
An action-packed session to include an aerobic warm-up, body toning exercises and the opportunity to learn hip-hop routines from an internationally recognised choreographer. Please see our website for course dates.
Abingdon Swim School aims to provide quality swimming lessons in a fun and safe environment, delivered by enthusiastic and passionate swim teachers. We are a friendly and caring swimming school situated in Abingdon School Sports Centre. Our class sizes are small, with no more than six children in each class. We are a Swim England registered Swimming School and we teach all four competitive strokes within Swim England’s Learn to Swim framework (stages 1-10). Assessments are carried out in the final few weeks of term. Badges and Certificates are awarded at the end.
Price: £37.50 per 5-week course (1 hour sessions) Adults: Aged 16+ ■ Sculpt,
tone and lengthen muscles core strength, balance and posture ■ Increase flexibility ■ Burn fat ■ Improve
Continuous graceful exercises based on the principles of ballet technique, set to a soundtrack of classical music with huge benefits to body, mind and soul. Please see our website for course dates.
Climbing Courses Sports Centre
Junior Courses: Saturday’s - £81.25 per five weeks Girls and boys: Aged 5-15 years
Boost flexibility and sprint speed, improve hand-eye coordination, develop the strength and power of muscles, and help with concentration and mental strength on this fully instructed six-week course. Courses are offered for both beginners and improvers, depending on your child’s current ability.
Our junior courses are group-based activities, designed to give an introduction into the world of climbing. Whilst focusing on enjoyment, your instructor will teach climbing techniques and basic safety skills required to progress in this sport. Based over a five-week course, there are beginners and improvers courses designed to target those new to the sport, or those wanting to brush up on their technique.
Please see our website for course dates and taster sessions.
Please see our website for course dates and taster sessions.
Junior Courses: Sunday’s - £40 per six weeks Girls and boys: Aged 5-15 years
Summer and Holiday Courses Fin2Fit - Become a Mermaid or Shark Sports Centre
Times: 45-minute sessions between 9.00am-10.30am Dates: 8 - 12 April (5-day) Girls and boys: Aged 8+ years *Must be Learn to Swim Stage 5+ (£60)
The Mermaid and Shark awards are a great way for children to learn how to swim with a mono-fin (both feet in one fin), whilst improving their fitness and safety in the water. Children can progress through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards, as well as achieve distance badges as they learn to swim like mermaids and sharks. The classes are energetic, fun, and a great way to keep your child active. All classes are delivered by qualified Fin2Fit instructors, accredited by Swim England and part of an RLSS UK Water Safety Partnership. Please see our website for further course dates.
Hockey Camp Tilsley Park
Times: 9.00am - 3.00pm Dates: 15 - 16 April (2-day) (£96) Girls and boys: Aged 9-16 years
Key areas of the course: 1 v 1 skill development, game play and movement, short corner skills, passing and techniques. This is a high-quality coaching course led by professional players and current premier league and regional coaches. Learn and develop core skills, such as hitting and slapping, tackling, movement, short corner skills and overall game play. These will be covered in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. This camp is aimed at all levels.
Abingdon Swim School Swimming Intensive Course Sports Centre
Times: 30 minute lessons between 9.00am - 10.30am Dates: 8 - 12 April (5-day) Girls and boys: Aged 4-11 years (£46.25)
Our five-day swim courses are aimed at speeding up children’s swimming progress and development. These courses are ideal for boosting children’s swimming skills and increase their confidence in and around the water - as well as being a fun and productive way of filling up holiday time! Please see our website for further course dates.
Football Skills Camp Abingdon Prep School
Times: 09.00am - 3.00pm Dates: 15-16 April (2-day) (£80) 28 - 29 May (2-day) (£80) 29 July - 2 August (5-day) (£200) 27-28 August (2 days) (£80) Girls and boys: Aged 6-13 years
An exciting new football course led by FA Level 2 qualified coaches. You will develop individual and teamwork skills and gain valuable footballing experience. Available to girls and boys of all abilities, the emphasis will be on having fun in a safe and nurturing environment.
Dance Academy Amey Theatre
Juniors: 9.30am-12.30pm Seniors: 1.30pm-4.30pm Dates: 23- 24 August (2-day) (£40) Girls and boys: Aged 7-11 and 12-18
Dance Academy taught by ex-professional
dancer and now Principal of the renowned Abingdon based Marsh Tompsett School of Dance. Be active this Summer! Learn a variety of Modern and Street Dance skills in a fun and friendly environment. No previous experience needed.
Rugby Skills Camp
Sports Centre & School Fields
Times: 9.00 am – 3.00pm Dates: 29 July – 2 August (5-day) (£195) 23 - 25 October (3-day) (£120) Boys: Aged 8-16 years
This is a high-quality course led by exprofessional coaches and current academy and county level coaches. Learn and develop existing and new skills whilst experiencing the day to day life of a professional. Core skills, such as catch and pass, tackle, breakdown, support, back play and set piece play will be covered in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. Activities include: ■ Skills
workshop an elite player ■ Injury prevention ■ Sports nutrition ■ Rugby specific physical conditioning ■ Daily post-training hydrotherapy ■ Becoming
The programme includes a range of sports such as:
Times: 9.00am – 3.00pm Dates: 27 - 29 August (£125) Girls and boys: Aged 9-12 years
Sports Centre & School Fields
Enjoy and experience a wide range of different sports throughout the week, led by qualified sports specialists. Each day will comprise of a range of different sports, activities, games and competitions to keep children active throughout the day.
■ Climbing ■ Cricket
■ Football ■ Hockey ■ Rugby
Climbing – Taster Sessions Sports Centre
Girls and boys: Aged 5-15 years Price: (£11 per 1 hour session)
Our taster sessions are group-based activities, designed to give an introduction into the world of climbing. Whilst focusing on enjoyment, your instructor will teach climbing techniques and basic safety skills required to progress in this sport. There are beginners and improvers sessions designed to target those new to the sport, or those wanting to brush up on their technique. Please see our website to book available holiday dates and times.
and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes. Established by a team with over 25 years’ experience of running high quality Ofstedaccredited holiday camps, children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.
Ultimate Activity Camps
We are delighted to let you know that Ultimate Activity Camps are returning to run their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Abingdon School Sports Centre and now also at Abingdon Prep School this Easter and Summer. They work with some of the best independent schools in the country
Academy of Sport
Academy of Sport have high quality coaches delivering progressive courses designed to
Their activities will be delivered by engaging and enthusiastic staff who will instruct and encourage children to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun! For more information or to book, please visit the Ultimate Activity Camps website. improve players. Their star coaches work with every group, teaching the skills they have perfected, adding another layer of inspiration and an insight into performing at the highest level. Children will learn their chosen academies with new skills and a new enthusiasm for their chosen sport. Academies are run at Tilsley Park. For more information or to book, please visit the Academy of Sport website.
Qualifications and Training National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (with AED) Sports Centre
Times: 9.00am - 6.00pm Dates: 8-13 April 2019 19-24 August 2019 Adults: Aged 16+ years (£220)
The NPLQ is an internationally recognised qualification and will cover vital lifesaving skills, CPR, first aid and pool rescue techniques. The day is split into two sessions; theoretical/classroom-based activity sessions and a two-hour pool session. Upon the successful completion of the exam, candidates may be considered for lifeguarding opportunities at the Abingdon School Sports Centre. Please see our website for further course dates.
We are committed
to offering extensive, high quality courses and qualifications for both adults and juniors to enjoy. We have extended our programme this year, to include a more varied range of activities. This includes: ■ Adult Street Cardio and Ballet Fit courses at the Sports Centre; ■ Junior Dance Academy in the impressive Amey Theatre, led by Selina Marsh, Principal of the renowned Abingdon based Marsh Tompsett School of Dance; ■ Hockey Camp at Tilsley Park, led by international hockey players; ■ Football Academy at Abingdon Prep School, using the new football facilities; ■ Fin2Fit- Become a Mermaid or Shark at Abingdon School Sports Centre. Fin2Fit offers something completely unique. All of our courses and academies are run by qualified, experienced and DBS checked coaches and staff.
course dates, duration and to book online: www.sportsandleisure.abingdon.org.uk/courses Course and booking enquiries: email@example.com Abingdon School, Park Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1DE Tel: 01235 849 062