Upcoming Sports Courses at Clifton College

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CLIFTON COLLEGE GIRLS & BOYS HOCKEY COURSES, FOR 5 – 14 YEAR OLDS

New course dates for 2016/17 now available!

These intensive courses are aimed at ambitious girls & boys at a variety of playing levels, from beginners, to those who are 1st XI school and club players, right up to county players and those who are on the fringe of regional and JRPC selection. The courses are run with an excellent balance of fun and hard work, whilst improving individual core skills and match play.

Course Outline

The courses will be led by Louise Catchpole, Head of Hockey at Clifton College, with her excellent group of highly qualified and enthusiastic coaches. Louise has coached the school teams to great success over recent years – the school has reached the National Finals for its fourth consecutive year, the school U18, U16, U14 teams have regularly been County champions, and players have represented England and Wales at U16, U18 and U21 level. Louise has played international hockey, played Premier league for 10 years and is an ongoing Level 3 coach.

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The courses will include:

  • Attacking play
  • Defensive play
  • Speed Agility Quickness (SAQ) techniques and training
  • Match situations
  • Advanced stick work

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Course Age Groups

We split the courses in to 3 distinct age groups, ages 5 – 7 years, 8 – 11 years and 12 – 14 years. Coaching within these groups is delivered by experienced hockey coaches, on approximately a 1:10 basis, ensuring quality training is received by each attendee. Based on the experiences of the Head Coach throughout the course, players may be moved between age groups depending on their improvement and abilities throughout the course, and numbers attending.

All groups will be nurtured in a positive and creative environment, ensuring all boys & girls reach their maximum potential. Players will work on all aspects of their game and will be introduced to drills and skills used by top-class players, with tactical play developed to National League standard. The aim of the courses are to fully develop each player from day 1, helping them to achieve their maximum playing potential.

 

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SPECIALIST GOALKEEPING COACHING!

Individual coaching during the SUMMER COURSE from International Coach, Amanda Ferebee:

CCC England hockey Contracted goalkeeping coach
England Hockey Masters goalkeeper
European silver medalist, World Cup bronze medalist
National League goalkeeper

In a small group, Mandy will be delivering intensive coaching and highlighting specific areas for improvement. Mandy has worked with goalkeepers of all ages at International level, so is in the best possible position to be able to offer top-level coaching and advice to aspiring goalkeepers. This will be completely separate from the main outfield group, but players will be placed into the main outfield group during matches to work on their core skills and to be observed in real match play.

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Facilities

Coaching will take place at the Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh, a regular venue for county tournaments, with registration at the Sports Ground each day (transport provided by coach during the summer course ONLY from the main Clifton College site). The players will also get to experience the different playing surfaces with training on the new International standard water based pitch.

Coaching will take place in all-weather conditions, with the main pavilion being used for drying off and warming-up when the weather gets too extreme!

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COURSE DATES & INFORMATION

THURSDAY 27TH & FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2016 – 2 DAY COURSE FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGED 5 – 14 YEARS

  • arrival @ 0800 – 0900, finish time @ 1600, pick up available through to 1800
  • 2 day masterclass course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Matches and match situation practice
  • Fun learning environment allows players of all abilities to develop their skills
  • Coaches all qualified & DBS checked, with First Aid qualified staff on site
  • Coaching taking place at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, BS8 3QD
  • hot lunch included for all attendees

Kit requirements: Kit should include t-shirts, shorts/skirt, socks, tracksuit and trainers. Wet weather gear should also be brought along. SHINPADS must be worn at all times during training. The coaching will take place on astroturf pitches and as such astroturf trainers can be used. There is no need for players to bring any valuables for these 2 days, although a mobile phone may be brought if necessary and left with staff during the day. MOUTHGUARDS MUST BE WORN FOR ALL HOCKEY SESSIONS.

Course price = £100 for 2 day intensive course

(full balance due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

MONDAY 19TH & TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2016 – 2 DAY COURSE FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGED 5 – 14 YEARS

  • arrival @ 0800 – 0900, finish time @ 1600, pick up available through to 1800
  • 2 day masterclass course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Matches and match situation practice
  • Fun learning environment allows players of all abilities to develop their skills
  • Coaches all qualified & DBS checked, with First Aid qualified staff on site
  • Coaching taking place at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, BS8 3QD

Kit requirements: Kit should include t-shirts, shorts/skirt, socks, tracksuit and trainers. Wet weather gear should also be brought along. SHINPADS must be worn at all times during training. The coaching will take place on astroturf pitches and as such astroturf trainers can be used. There is no need for players to bring any valuables for these 2 days, although a mobile phone may be brought if necessary and left with staff during the day. MOUTHGUARDS MUST BE WORN FOR ALL HOCKEY SESSIONS.

Course price = £100 for 2 day intensive course

(full balance due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

MONDAY 10th & TUESDAY 11th APRIL 2017 – 2 DAY COURSE FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGED 5 – 14 YEARS

  • arrival @ 0800 – 0900, finish time @ 1600, pick up available through to 1800
  • 2 day masterclass course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Matches and match situation practice
  • Fun learning environment allows players of all abilities to develop their skills
  • Coaches all qualified & DBS checked, with First Aid qualified staff on site
  • Coaching taking place at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, BS8 3QD

Kit requirements: Kit should include t-shirts, shorts/skirt, socks, tracksuit and trainers. Wet weather gear should also be brought along. SHINPADS must be worn at all times during training. The coaching will take place on astroturf pitches and as such astroturf trainers can be used. There is no need for players to bring any valuables for these 2 days, although a mobile phone may be brought if necessary and left with staff during the day. MOUTHGUARDS MUST BE WORN FOR ALL HOCKEY SESSIONS.

Course price = £100 for 2 day intensive course

(full balance due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

MONDAY 7TH TO FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017 – 5 DAY COURSE FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGED 5 – 14 YEARS

  • Week-long masterclass course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Matches and match situation practice
  • Fun learning environment allows players of all abilities to develop their skills
  • Coaches all qualified & DBS checked, with First Aid qualified staff on site
  • Free course hockey shirt
  • Personal player profile upon course completion
  • Coaching taking place at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, BS8 3QD, with hot lunch provided each day

Course price = £350 for 5 day intensive course (non-residential)

(£250 due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

 

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CLIFTON COLLEGE BOYS RUGBY COURSE, FOR 8 – 14 YEAR OLDS

New course dates for 2017 now available!

Clifton College Rugby has gone from strength to strength over recent years and it is now recognised as one of the strongest rugby playing schools in the South West. This residential / non-residential course will give you the opportunity to live like a professional player for a week and give yourself the ideal preparation for the new season!

Course Outline

The aim of the courses are to improve the player in four aspects: technical, physical, mental, tactical:

Technically the courses will aim to improve the player’s generic skills, such as tackling & passing, but also the courses will provide specialist positional technical coaching, provided through course-based coaches and guest coaches with specific skill sets focused on the players needs.

Physically the players, depending on age, will be tested and measured against Premiership Academy fitness criteria. They will be educated on the use of strength and conditioning to improve their rugby ability going forward.

Tactically the players will be taken through game understanding sessions on the field and in the classroom. They will be set tasks of preparing their own groups to tactically outwit the opposition. They will be shown how video analysis has become part of the modern game and set homework on analysing matches using the skills they have learnt.

Mentally they will be put in situations where their concentration is tested, and asked to perform their core skills under external pressures. This area is probably the least coached in the game, but is where players can make the most gains. The players will undertake goal setting long and short term, and leave the course having discussed specific key performance indicators and goals for the forthcoming season.

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The courses will take on a unique structure, based around a pre-season camp of a professional club, culminating at the end of the week in a conditioned game that parents are invited to attend and view the improvement the players have made.

Coach Profiles

Leading the course each Summer will be Matt Salter, current Director of Rugby at Clifton College. He will be assisted by Rob Higgitt, current Rugby Coach within the Upper School. Between them they have a great deal of experience both playing and coaching, and will look to bring these experiences in to the course week.

We look to have guest coaches attending each course to offer their experiences and take training sessions. In previous years, we have had guest coaches Ryan Jones, Dave Lemi, Mark Regan, Freddie Burns & Josh Lewsey attend during the week to coach and offer guidance to the players. They hosted question and answer sessions and talked about their many experiences from their unique rugby careers.

We look to confirm guest coaches for each course a little nearer the time, but please see below for some of our coach profiles:

matt salter

  • Played professional rugby 10 years with Bristol Rugby and captain for 4 years.
  • Captain of 2004/5 ‘Guinness Premiership Dream Team’
  • Assistant Academy Manger at Bristol Rugby RFU Academy
  • Bristol Rugby forwards coach 2009/10
  • Level 3 RFU Coach
  • Currently Head Coach of Bristol University rugby & Sports Performance Manager
  • Head Coach of Clifton Rugby
  • Head Coach of Gloucestershire Rugby
rob higgit

  • Played professional rugby for 12 years with Bristol, Scarlets and Worcester Warriors.
  • Currently embarking on RFC Level 4 coaching qualification
  • Back Coach at Bristol University
  • Assistant coach at Thornbury RFC

  • 131 appearances for Ospreys
  • one of a small group of Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams
  • 3 British & Irish Lions appearances
  • Wales most capped captain having led the team on 33 occasions

    Dave Lemi

  • 2nd highest Premiership try scorer for the 2005-06 season; and top scorer in the 2006-07 season
  • 39 caps for Samoa
  • his skills and leadership made him one of the best ever 7s players for his country. As well as representing the 7s side, he has played for the senior 15-a-side team, representing his nation at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups
andrew petts

  • Former Head Conditioner of Bristol Premiership Academy and now Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach with Bristol Rugby 1st XV
  • Andrew graduated from UWIC with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Health. He is also a certified by the NSCA

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The courses will offer a totally unique experience that will improve the individual as a rugby player and a person. The courses will prepare the players for the season ahead, and give them all an outstanding head start in helping them to achieve their rugby goals.

At Clifton College, we recognise as a priority our responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of all participants on this course. There will be a designated medical professional on hand at all times with responsibility for first aid and dealing with any injuries that may occur.

COURSE INFORMATION & DATES

MONDAY 7TH to FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017 – 5 DAY INTENSIVE COURSE FOR BOYS AGED 8 – 14 YEARS

The scene will be set early on Monday morning when all players will be briefed on the make-up of the week, and its outcomes and goals. The players will be encouraged to work within their teams to improve as individuals but also to create their own team ethos and culture and to positively embrace the team environment.

The players will be taken to a professional rugby club during the week (club training schedule depending) to view how it is done at the top level, and will be encouraged to make comparisons on what they are doing on the course in relation to what they have seen.

As the week builds, the course will turn from coach-led to player-led, with the responsibility for rugby decision making becoming the players responsibility, and ultimately empowering them to think for themselves.

  • Course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Train like a professional, with the course taking the form of a premiership clubs pre-season camp
  • Rugby and Strength and Conditioning assessment by RFU academy coaches with written feedback
  • Coaching and Q&A with current professional Rugby players (in 2015 our Guest Coach was Josh Lewsey)
  • Team and individual specialist coaching
  • Off-field skills development through leadership activities, rugby analysis, & team building
  • Half day visit to professional clubs pre-season training (club training schedule depending)
  • Short term and long term goal setting with the longevity to improve the player
  • Free course Rugby shirt
  • Coaching taking place at the New Fields pitches off College Fields, Clifton, with 3 meals provided each day

Click here to view our ‘Boys Rugby Course Sample Programme

Course price = £350 for 5 day intensive course (non-residential)

(£250 due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

 

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CLIFTON COLLEGE BOYS CRICKET COURSE, FOR 8 – 14 YEAR OLDS

New course dates for 2017 now available!

Clifton College has a long tradition of producing excellent cricketers and also has one of the finest school grounds in the country. Former pupils include Sussex & England bowler James Kirtley and Gloucestershire & England ‘A’ batsman Matt Windows.

Course Outline

These courses have been specifically designed by the Clifton College cricket coaches, with the aim of quickly identifying the needs of each individual player, and then developing a programme to suit the needs of each individual. The coaches will work throughout the course to ensure that players leave with a better understanding of their skills and personal attributes, and what to work on when returning to their schools/clubs.

The Clifton College Cricket Course programme has been designed by Head Coach, Jim Williams, and he will be supported by a team of qualified and enthusiastic coaches. We understand what is required at every level and age to have fun and deliver a stimulating, challenging and exciting Cricket coaching programme. Each day on the Boys Cricket Course is different and varied, but all boys will experience tactical and game-play based sessions throughout the 3 days, including middle practices, net scenarios,  and small sided matches. Each group’s programme is age/ability related, and players may be moved to different groups to be challenged appropriately.

Coach profile

Jim represented Glamorgan CCC from 1990-96.  An opening batsman, he also played for England U19 in 1992 and was captain of Durham University in 1995.  From 1998-2002 he coached Glamorgan U17, U19 and 2nd XI and now works at Clifton College as a Personal Trainer, PE teacher and cricket coach.

Coach Profile

After gaining blues in both cricket and rugby at Oxford University, James played professional cricket for Gloucestershire CCC from 1996-2006 as an opening bowler.  James played an integral role in the club’s one-day success during this period, after which he began teaching geography in Clifton College’s Preparatory School and running the school’s 1st XI Cricket.

Coach Profile

Reggie was on the playing staff at Gloucestershire CCC for 11 seasons and for a number of those was reserve wicket-keeper to England’s Jack Russell.  Highly regarded as a ‘keeper and lower order batsman, Reggie played in 44 first class games up until 2001, since when he has worked at Clifton College as the school’s Rackets Professional and cricket coach.

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Coaching will be delivered outdoors at Clifton College whenever possible, on the fantastic 1st XI pitch on ‘the Close’, and in the newly refurbished cricket nets. When the weather prevents outdoor practice, coaching will take place inside the Clifton College Sports Hall.

COURSE INFORMATION

TUESDAY 11TH to THURSDAY 13TH APRIL 2017 – 3 DAY COURSE

  • arrival @ 0830 – 0900, finish time @ 1600 (registration @ the Clifton College Cricket Pavilion)
  • Indoor and outdoor programme
  • Matches and match situation practice (weather permitting)
  • Course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Individual specialist coaching
  • Short term and long term goal setting with the longevity to improve the player
  • Coaching taking place at the main Clifton College site, within the brand new outdoor net facilities, and indoors when necessary

 

Kit requirements: Clothing for the course should include t-shirt & jumper, tracksuit and trainers. Warm wet-weather gear should also be brought along. Whites can of course be worn but are not essential. Boys are encouraged to bring their own cricket equipment if they have it, but we will have some bats/pads etc which can be loaned to boys for the duration of the course. There is no need for boys to bring any valuables for these 3 days, although a mobile phone may be brought and left with staff during the day.

Meal requirements: a variety of hot lunch choices will be available in our dining halls, please inform us of any special dietary requirements. The boys should bring water bottles to fill up during the day.

Course price = £150 for 3 day intensive course

(full balance due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

 

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CLIFTON COLLEGE GIRLS NETBALL COURSE, FOR 8 – 14 YEAR OLDS

New course dates for 2016/17 now available!

This fun and unique 2-day programme has been designed for different ages and abilities, from beginner through to representative level.

The coaches will work with their groups and individuals during the course aiming to improve game play and technical ability. All girls who attend the course will go home having received continuous feedback over the 2 days from the coaches on their performances during the week, with areas to improve and ideas on how to develop further.

The course will be led by Kirsty Parnell, Head of Netball at Clifton College. The school are and have regularly been County Champions at U14 & U16 and are competitive at the South West Regional Finals. The course aims not only to improve individual skills and match play but give each individual something to takeaway to continue to improve their netball skills.
The course will include:
  • Precise shooting techniques
  • A range of attacking & defensive skills
  • Speed Agility Quickness
  • Core and strength and conditioning
  • Match situations- getting the most out of centre passes, backline passes etc

 

Click here to view our Girls Netball Course ‘Sample Programme’

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Course Age Groups

We split the courses in to 2 distinct age groups, ages 8 – 11 years and 12 – 14 years. Coaching within these groups is delivered by experienced netball coaches, on approximately a 1:10 basis, ensuring quality training is received by each attendee. Based on the experiences of the Head Coach throughout the course, attendees may be moved between age groups depending on their improvement and abilities throughout the course, and numbers attending.

All groups will be nurtured in a positive and creative environment, ensuring all girls reach their maximum potential. Players will work on all aspects of their game and will be introduced to drills and skills used by top-class players, with tactical play developed to National League standard. The aim of the courses are to fully develop each player from day 1, helping them to achieve their maximum playing potential.

Facilities

Coaching will take place at the Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh, a regular venue for county tournaments. The girls will be training outside (weather depending) and inside within our fantastic Indoor Dome facility.

Coaching will take place in all-weather conditions, with the main pavilion being used for drying off and warming-up when the weather gets too extreme!

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COURSE INFORMATION

MONDAY 24TH & TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2016 – 2 DAY COURSE

  • arrival @ 0830 – 0900, finish time @ 1600
  • 2 day masterclass course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Matches and match situation practice
  • Fun learning environment allows players of all abilities to develop their skills
  • Coaches all qualified & DBS checked, with First Aid qualified staff on site
  • Coaching taking place at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, BS8 3QD

Kit requirements: Kit should include t-shirts, shorts/skirt, socks, tracksuit and non-marking trainers. Wet weather gear should also be brought along. There is no need for attendees to bring any valuables for these 2 days, although a mobile phone may be brought and left with staff during the day.

Course price = £100 for 2 day intensive course

(full balance due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**

WEDNESDAY 21st & THURSDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2016 – 2 DAY COURSE

  • arrival @ 0830 – 0900, finish time @ 1600
  • 2 day masterclass course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
  • Matches and match situation practice
  • Fun learning environment allows players of all abilities to develop their skills
  • Coaches all qualified & DBS checked, with First Aid qualified staff on site
  • Coaching taking place at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, BS8 3QD

Kit requirements: Kit should include t-shirts, shorts/skirt, socks, tracksuit and non-marking trainers. Wet weather gear should also be brought along. There is no need for attendees to bring any valuables for these 2 days, although a mobile phone may be brought and left with staff during the day.

Course price = £100 for 2 day intensive course

(full balance due upon booking)

**10% discount for Clifton College students, previous bookers, & 10% discount if you refer someone who has never booked with us before!**
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