The Rookie Academy, and specifically Level 3 has been quality assured and endorsed by 1st4sport. The programme links practical experience and activities into theory and helps each Rookie develop many skills that can be used later in life. These include leadership, organisation skills, confidence, self reflection and problem solving. A Level 3 Diploma certificate is available on completion of all 3 levels. This can be added to their CV and included in any college or university applications.
Using the workbook, Rookies will be supported by Red Tops to complete tasks and learn about the role. Topics include health & safety, planning & delivering sessions, managing child behaviour, assessing & analysing performance and setting targets. Rookies assist Red Tops in sessions and progress to lead their own sessions. All of this practical experience is recorded in their log book.
Rookie Academy is a great opportunity to kick start a coaching career and develop leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. After completing the programme and turning 18, many Rookies return to Kings and work for us as Red Tops. Read more about working for us here.