Trainees

sports plus trainees

Sports Plus is a week of specialist sports coaching and team competitions for young people who are serious about sport and play regularly in a club or team. Sports Plus is the perfect way for young people to improve in their sport, while exploring more about the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian sports player.

The Trainee programme is a two-stage training programme aimed at those either transitioning from being a young person at Sports Plus or young leaders who want to serve at Sports Plus for the first time. Both stages have been designed for those playing sport regularly in a club or team; to help develop their leadership potential at Sports Plus (as future Team Leaders or Coaches) and help them to live out being a Christian in their sport.


Trainees (Stage one)

There is no requirement for a Trainee to be a Christian but they must be in sympathy with the Christians in Sport Statement of Faith.

Course content:
- Biblical teaching and grounding in the basics of the Christian faith
- Training in how to be a Christian in sport
- 1-1 discussions to enable you to think and apply the teaching and training
- Help on transitioning between life stages within Christians in Sport
- Serving within various elements of Sports Plus
- Playing sport together as a Trainee team

 

Trainee Leader/Coach (Stage Two)
The second stage of the programme is split into two focus areas – Trainee Leader and Trainee Coach - and is for individuals who have previously attended Sports Plus as a Trainee and are now returning for further training. There is a requirement for those in the second stage of the programme to be a Christian.

Trainee Leaders will shadow a Team Leader through involvement with a team of young people and Trainee Coaches will be linked to a first sport to learn and gain experience from the respective coaching team. Please note the Trainee Coach option is only available at Belfast 1, Monkton and Repton. 

Course content:
- Biblical teaching and grounding in the basics of the Christian faith
- Training in how to be a Christian in sport
- 1-1 discussions to enable you to think and apply the teaching and training
- Help on transitioning between life stages within Christians in Sport
- Serving within various elements of Sports Plus
- Involvement with a team of young people or first sport coaching team

 

Before applying please click here for further details on the aims and responsibilites of each stage. Please note references will be required for everyone applying for the Trainee programme to determine their suitability for the role.

 

Sports Plus 2019 Dates and Venues

Dublin (Ireland)

Dates: Sat 29th June – Fri 5th July

Venue: St Columba’s College, Whitechurch, Dublin 16

 

 

Perth (Scotland)

Dates: Sat 6th – Fri 12th July

Venue: Glenalmond College, Perth, PH1 3RY

 

 

Belfast 1 (Northern Ireland) - WAITING LIST
Dates: Sat 27th Jul – Fri 2nd Aug

Venue: Campbell College, Belfast, BT4 2ND

 

 

Belfast 2 (Northern Ireland) - LIMITED PLACES
Dates: Sat 3rd – Fri 9th Aug 

Venue: Campbell College, Belfast, BT4 2ND

 

 

Brecon (Wales) - LIMITED PLACES
Dates: Fri 26th Jul – Fri 2nd Aug

Venue: Christ College, Brecon, LD3 8AF


Monkton (England)
Dates: Sat 3rd – Fri 9th Aug 

Venue: Monkton Combe School, Bath, BA2 7HG


Repton (England)
Dates: Fri 9th – Fri 16th Aug

Venue: Repton School, Repton, DE65 6FH

 

Please note: these dates include compulsory Trainees’ training.

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Safeguarding
Christians in Sport take seriously the responsibility to the young people in their care. All Trainees will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Check and attend a compulsory safeguarding session before joining the team. All Criminal Records Check forms must be submitted at least a month prior to the start of Sports Plus. Our Safeguarding Policy, policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders and policy statement on the secure storage of information are available on request. Click here to request any of these policies.


Cost

Sports Plus costs £185 for leaders but a reduced rate of £135 is also available for students, unemployed and those who wish to access the Bursary Fund. Dublin Sports Plus costs €210; with a reduced rate of €150. During the application process you will be asked to select which rate you plan to pay.

Please note all Trainee applications must be submitted no later than six weeks prior to the start of the camp you are applying for.


Further questions?

Should you have any questions, please contact the Sports Plus Team using the details below:

UK: sportspluscamp@christiansinsport.org.uk or 01869 255630
Ireland: sportsplus@christiansinsport.ie or (01) 442 9223