This qualification is designed to support the development of youth leadership skills within high school age athletes. The qualification has been developed with sports leaders and university professors.
This qualification ensures that the knowledge, skills and understanding provided are relevant, current and useful for both elite athletes and learners in terms of future college placement and employment.
The course is classed as a hybrid course. Hybrid courses meet in both the traditional and the virtual (online) classroom according to a predefined schedule. In other words, there are face-to-face class time(s) and times where you are completing course work online without coming to the classroom.
Students learn to collaborate, exchange thoughts, perspectives, and plans in groups. That the world really needs guiding figures who will lead society in the right direction, who will influence and listen to them and their problems. You are able to practice your leadership skills and get a better understanding of your position in the group.
Increase your self esteem while working with your teammates and group members. You will have the opportunity to share their successes, even the pain, time and time again, you gain experience and expertise and begin to understand leadership.
Imagine after this course you have mastered the elements of youth leadership for a moment, and you can now make your team, your school, your college, and the world, a better place as we continue to grow and learn.
The Edspora Level 1 Award in Sport Youth Leadership is a qualification that consists of eight core units and an elective – Game Strategy.
Leadership reflection - what have you done? The purpose of this unit is for learners to understand how to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, attributes and abilities in order to set manageable, achievable long-term and short-term work and personal life goals.
This unit presents the essential skills of leadership and how learners can develop these skills. The material covers the core features of leadership, how to direct, make decisions, and provide advice and input.
There are many ways to lead and the session will focus on the learner identifying the style that best fits them.
The purpose of this unit is to give students the opportunity to exercise and analyze leadership skills in group activities.
The unit enables learners to develop their skills both orally and in writing in communicating solutions. The effectiveness of their contact will be tested by learners.
This unit looks at how successful members of a team can be learners. Learners can understand the skills, duties and responsibilities necessary to complete the task of the team and match their skills accordingly; engage in team activities and evaluate their contribution.
This unit supports learners both inside and outside the workplace to acquire expertise and understanding from a number of experienced individuals. Learners can focus on their learning and explore how their new skills and abilities can be implemented
Discussion of different environments of sport industry, eg. professional sport, college athletics, sport marketing agency etc.
Immerse yourself in to a soccer tournament and see your new found leadership skills unfold. The games take place most of the days.
For younger leaders, two points must be made: first, that they are important for the growth of a country; and second, that they inspire more young leaders.
The program is directed at the high school age athletes and individuals who are interested in learning more about leadership. In fact, there is great opportunities for sharing across sports in the sessions. This leadership can be in form of individuals serving as CEOs, executive directors, directors of coaching, business officers or those who serve as leaders on the boards of sport clubs and organizations.
Format: Participants will be asked to view presentations in advance of the course and the workshop will be an interactive experience of sharing amongst club leaders from various sports in breakout rooms under the direction of the Workshop Faculty.
This is a schedule from one of our recent courses.
|Time||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|9am - 9.30am||Classroom - Introduction & Course Overview & Team Info - MR & AD||Reflection||Reflection|
|9.30am - 10.45am||Classroom - Unit 2. Leadership Skills - MR||Classroom - Unit 4. Practising Leadership|
Skills with Others - MR
|Classroom - Unit 6. Leading a Team - AD|
|11am - 12.15pm||Classroom - Unit 3. Identifying Your Leadership Style - AD||Classroom - Unit 5. Group Work in Teams - Communicating Solutions to Others - MR & AD||Classroom - Unit 7. Learning from More Experienced People - MR|
|12.15pm - 1.30pm||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1.30pm - 2.45pm||Group Presentations - Your Team Setup - 5 minute presentation||Group Presentations - Scouting Report - 5 minute presentation||Group Presentations - Scouting Report & Your Team Setup - Review|
|2.45pm - 4pm||Field - 6v6 Games - Time to Scout Your Opposition - AD||Field - 6v6 Games - Tournament - AD||Classroom - Unit 8. Careers in Sport - MR|
We have collaborated with the following
All Sport Leaders contributing to development and increased participation
Our current dates are listed, if no dates are listed, please contact us as we are in the process of setting up our new classes.
Due to current restrictions we suggest you either bring your own lunch or get lunch off campus during your lunch hour.
We have created the schedule to allow you time to return home to get a shower after the games before going to the classroom.
The two main instructors are Dr. Matt Robinson and Andrew Donnery.
Please check the schedule on this page. For the field sessions (they are labeled) – you need your usual sports kit/water etc and for the classroom sessions – please bring something to take notes (computer/phone/tablet/pad).
Yes, you get a certificate from EDSPORA.
All units of the course need to be completed to get your certificate.