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Free Summer Taster Sessions

We will be delivering some free taster sessions for children from 18+ months at Clowne Sports Centre.  No need to pre book just turn up.  Details are as follows:

Thursday 3 September 1.15-2pm - Mini Dribblers for 3-4 years, session also repeated at 2.30-3.15pm

Check out our Super Tots video.

Our Super Tots Pre School programme is for children 4 years and under.

As a parent/guardian are you ensuring your child is active for at least 3 hours every day?

Check out the Sport Wales Physical Literacy video clip which highlights the importance of participating in physical activity at an early age.

Balanceability - Mini Bikers

Details of our next courses are as follows:

Starting on Sunday 20th September - Sunday 25th October (total of 6 weeks), option of 2 sessions 9-9.45am or 10-10.45am

Sessions take place at Clowne Sports Centre, S43 4JY in the sports hall

Cost £35 for 6 weeks which is required in full before first session.  Places allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information or to book a place please call 01246 242364.

Parents/guardians comments from our last course include:

  • My child loved attending sessions.
  • The changes in his confidence are amazing.  We would not be where we are without sessions - thank you so much.
  • 100% of parents/guardians rated coaches as either 9/10 or 10/10.
  • All parents/guardians whose child/ren completed courses in 2014 said they would recommend sessions to a family/friend with young children. 

Did you know that 43% of children cannot ride a bike by the age of 6?  (MORI 2011).

Balanceability is the UK's first and only progressive accredited 'learn to cycle' programme for children between 3 and 6 years.  Each session is constructed around games, challenges and new experiences using ergonomic balance bikes providing fun and physical activity for under 6's.  Children will be completing the Balanceability Level 1 course.  Please be aware that it is likely that after six weeks at Level 1 your child will not be able to ride a bike.  The Level 1 course feeds into the Level 2 course, which revolves around balance and core strength.  After the Level 2 course, children should be able to ride on their own without stabilisers.  Bikes and helmets are provided as well as medals and certificates on completion of the course.  Please be aware that from week 3 of the Level 2 course children are asked to bring along their own bike to ride.

Please ensure your child wears suitable clothing (no skirts or baggy shorts/trousers as they can get caught in the bike) as well as appropriate footwear (no open toe shoes or Crocs).

Sessions are led by DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified Balanceability instructors.

What is the difference between Level 1 and Level 2 Balanceability courses?

Level 1

Fundamental movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance are incorporated along with an introduction to the balance bike.  Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely.  The aim of the Level 1 course is to create the confidence to glide a balance bike with their feet off the ground and be able to stop in a controlled manner.

To secure a place please call 01246 242364.

Level 2

The course continues the development of gross motor skills, dynamic balance and co-ordination.  The main goal is to improve the child's gliding, stopping, braking and turning skills to enable them to ride solo on a pedal bike safely and confidently.  The art of riding a bicycle is dependent upon a good understanding and experience of balance and control and bringing all the new skills together.  Please be aware that from week 3 of the Level 2 course children are asked to bring along their own bike to ride.

To secure a place please call 01246 242364.

Super Tots Open Play

 

Please note our open play sessions have ceased for the summer holidays.  Sessions will recommence on 10 September 2015.

Open play sessions for girls and boys from 18 months to 4 years old.  Just turn up between 9.15-11.15am and play with the various pieces of equipment including tunnels, ladders, bean bags, hoops, balls, racquets, musical instruments and lots more! 

Sessions are supervised by DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified Fundamentals coaches.  Please note sessions are pay and play, no advance payment is needed.

Days: Thursday

Times: 9.15-11.15am

Venue: Clowne Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: First session free then £3 per session

For further information call 01246 242364.

Mini Dribblers

Please note our open play sessions have ceased for the summer holidays. Sessions will recommence on 10 September 2015.

Football based session for girls and boys aged 3-4 years.

Sessions are led by DBS checked, first aid trained and FA qualified coaches.  Please note sessions are pay and play, no advance payment is needed.

Days: Thursday

Times: 1.15-2pm 

Venue: Clowne Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: First session free then £3 per session

For further information call 01246 242364.

New

Mini Dribblers sessions will also be starting at Frederick Gent Sports Centre on 12th September.

Days: Saturday

Times: 10.30-11.15am

Venue: Frederick Gent Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: First session free then £3 per session

For further information call 01773 814150

We are always on the look out for new ideas for sessions.  Let us know by contacting 01246 242364.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is payment for sessions required in advance?

Our Super Tots Open Play and Mini Dribblers sessions are play and pay, so if you can't make it every week, you won't lose out, just pay £3 every time you attend, plus your first session is FREE!  To secure a place on our Balanceability Mini Bikers programme full payment is needed before the first session. 

Who delivers sessions?

Sessions are led by DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified coaches/instructors from Bolsover District Council.

How will my child/children benefit from the sessions?

Your child will be able to develop a number of skills whilst particiipating in our Super Tots sessions. Some of which include:

  • Developing their agility, balance and co-ordination
  • Developing their confidence, self esteem and self awareness
  • Developing their communication and social skills
  • Aiding their development of concepts such as identifying shapes, colours and numbers

Do sessions take place in the school holidays?

Sessions only take place during term time. No sessions take place in the school holidays.

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