At the age of 14, teens can either continue on the Teen Active programme or opt to join the Rookie Academy. In addition to all of the amazing benefits of the Teen Active Programme, the Rookie Academy gives teens the opportunity to get a little more out of their summer. Working alongside Red Tops, they learn coaching techniques and skills.
When they join the Rookie Academy they will be given a wordbook with three levels. Topics cover many areas of coaching including health and safety, engaging children, behavioural techniques, and delivery of sports activities. Their learning is varies and is made up of observation, feedback, planning and delivery, with support from their Red Tops. Rookies are recognised with a