Activator workshops provide community sports and youth workers with the skills to introduce new activities to the groups they work with. The workshops draw on the principles of teaching games for understanding, and they provide numerous activities to enable coaches to interact with the young people and understand their motivations.
The Parks Activator has been developed in order to provide volunteers, young people, youth and community workers with a multi-skill approach to delivering activities for young people in their local community. The workshop focuses on fundamental sports skills, games for fitness, outdoor games and play activities. All activities and games are designed to be played with a variety of bats, balls, Frisbees and equipment making them adaptable to the space and equipment available.
The workshop will:
Introduce the fundamental sports skill categories of striking & fielding, net & wall, invasion games and athletics and explore principles of play within these categories
Explore traditional playground games such as tag
Enable the learner to deliver a range of adapted games and fitness activities for delivery in parks and outdoor spaces
Provide top tips for organising events in local parks and spaces
Minimum age: 16 years