All the latest news and views from the Onside Coaching team, with details on new venues, courses, coaches, and much, much more.
We are looking to expand our team of Forest Schools Practitioners. Do you have the skills required to teach Forest School to primary children? If so please get in touch.
Introducing INSPIRE - a new holiday camp aimed at 12-14 year old pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9. The camp is held at Stratford Upon Avon School and focuses on skills like teamwork, communication and problem solving.
The Three Peaks Challenge has been conquered! We battled snow, 60mph winds, darkness, rain, fatigue and sleep deprivation to finish in a hugely respectable 27.5 hours. Thank you to everyone who donated. We managed to raise over £2,000 which is brilliant and was a massive motivation when we were tackling the peaks.
Onside would like to say a massive thank you to Mark Wood (www.markwoodexplorer.com) who came in to brief us on what to expect when we take on the mighty Three Peaks Challenge later this month. Mark is hugely experienced when it comes to expeditions and exploration and he took some time out of his busy schedule to come and talk to us.
On Sunday 30th April 2017 the Onside Coaching team will be attempting the highly revered Three Peaks Challenge, where the goal is to climb each of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales all within 24 hours! By attempting the challenge, we are hoping to raise over £1,000 for the KIDS team at the Birmingham Children's Hospital - a charity that is very close to our hearts.
It might surprise you to hear that we're not perfect all the time. Introducing a special episode of the Sixty Second Skill School we didn't want you to see - The Out-Takes!
We are looking for budding young writers to let us know about an experience they have enjoyed at one of our Onside Coaching Holiday Camps.
Onside Coaching show you how to master the forehand volley in tennis - all in the space of sixty seconds!
We are looking to expand our team of primary school sports coaches. If you think you've got what it takes, then we would love to hear from you.
Onside Coaching show you how to master the push pass in hockey - all in the space of sixty seconds!
Onside Coaching show you how to master the long pass in football - all in the space of sixty seconds!
Pete, from the Onside Coaching Forest School Team, shows you how to make a kazoo - all in the space of (roughly) sixty seconds!
The Onside Coaching Dance Team show you how to master a pirouette - all in the space of sixty seconds!
Onside Coaching show you how to master overarm bowling in cricket - all in the space of sixty seconds!
The Onside Dance Team are delighted to launch their new Dance Academy at Chase Meadow Community Centre, in Warwick. Classes run every Monday from 4pm and are open to children from 3-11 years of age.
Congratulations to Wellesbourne Primary School, who won the local cluster KS2 football tournament yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 26th April).
Holidays are coming, holidays are coming! Yes, the school holidays are not far away now, and next week the Onside Team will be spread across the county running 1 of our 5 holiday camps (Warwick, Stratford, Southam, Meon Vale and Coventry)
Happy Chinese New Year! To celebrate yesterday's big day, there was a special guest at one of our dance classes in the afternoon. Say hello to the Onside Dragon!
Did you know that Onside do dance classes at the weekends and during the school holidays too? We have Saturday morning classes running at Meon Vale Leisure Centre, and holiday dance classes at The Warwickshire during the school holidays too!
Nothing warms you up for the day like a bit of circuit training! This week a few of Onside's finest got together for a session on how to run a fun and appropriate circuit training session for primary aged boys and girls.
Planning gymnastics is never boring here at Onside! They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so to help with our new gymnastics planning we thought we'd do a bit of a photo-shoot.
The Onside team would like to say a massive CONGRATULATIONS to our hugely talented dance leader, Beth Whitehead, for recently passing her Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning.
At Onside Coaching we like to think of ourselves as more than just P.E. coaches. At the schools we work in we always try to offer a service above and beyond the expected 'come in for an afternoon and teach sport' approach (although we certainly feel we're pretty good at this part too!)
The Onside Team are delighted to announce that we will be starting an exciting new holiday camp at Caludon Castle Sports Centre, in Coventry, from this coming February Half Term 2016. The partnership marks our first foray into the city of Coventry and we can't wait to get started!
At this time of year the forest is awash with colour, so what better way to spend a Thursday afternoon than creating some autumnal collages. It might have been a wet and cold afternoon yesterday, but the Year 2 and Year 3 children produced a spot of sunshine with their woodland themed pictures of a sun and rainbow.
Yesterday morning the Onside Team were treated to a special futsal training session. Onside apprentice, Andy Cahill, who recently represented the England visually impaired futsal team at the Co-ordinations Cup, led the session and taught us about how futsal is different from regular football.
A few weeks ago we brought you news that Onside apprentice, Andy, would be representing England's Visually Impaired Futsal Team at the 'Co-ordinations' Tournament in Austria on the 28th October. Well, we're happy to report that Andy picked up a bronze medal as England came 3rd in the competition! And it could have been ever better, as they missed out on a silver on goal difference only.
Did you know that Onside Coaches provide excellent coaching not just in the UK, but in the USA too? Onside's very own 'soccer' specialist, Ella, has been coaching a girl's U12 soccer team in Glenview, Chicago. And it seems Ella has the midas touch with her girls unbeaten, winning every game by a clear 6 goals!
Here at Onside, we take first aid very seriously. On the morning of October 1st 2015 we all attended a specialist training course at Warwick Hospital on diabetes and how to care for children at schools who suffer from diabetes. Thoroughly interesting stuff and helping us all to be better coaches now and in the future!
A massive congratulations to Onside's latest apprentice, Andy Cahill, on being selected to play for the England Visually Impaired Futsal Team at the 'Co-ordinations' Tournament taking place in Steinbrunn, Austria, this coming 28th October. The prestigious 5-a-side tournament will see England pitted against teams from Russia, Ireland, Ukraine and the host nation, Austria.
Not only that, but on Saturday Mornings we run our Dance and Football Academys. For more information on these and for details of how to book, please call us on 01926 496406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org