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.
On completion of each level, Rookies receive a certificate. Once Level 3 is completed, an accredited 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma certificate is available. This can be added to their CV and included in any college or university applications.
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.