Five half day sessions are experienced by participants. These explore the core and fundamental skills of movement, agility, balance and co-ordination. In addition the children explore a range of issues which are important to elite athlete development (nutrition, goal setting, fitness, life style & values).
The programme is currently in progress and is therefore closed for applications. Hopefully the programme will run again next year and new applications will be accepted in October / November 2019.
Year 5 Pupils are nominated and enrolled by their school to take part in the programme. Schools should consider Year 5 children who have all round sporting promise and are considered gifted and talented in this context. Children who are already a member of a community club will especially benefit from the programme however this should not exclude any child who shows potential but is not a member of a club.
Please see the documents below for more details;
The school is responsible for arranging transport to the sessions and making any due payments to Tees Valley Sport. There is a cost per pupil of £85 for the programme.
Each Young Champion graduates from the programme with an achievement certificate. Their achievements will be celebrated with press and media releases. All participants will be awarded a Young Champions TShirt.