Performance Sports Courses

Clifton College is one of the UK’s leading independent schools, with over 150 years of history and tradition. Clifton College is particularly renowned for its sporting excellence across a range of sports, for both boys and girls. The school also has an unrivalled reputation for its pastoral care and welfare of pupils. Set in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, the school offers ideal surroundings and excellent facilities in which to develop your skills in your chosen sport.

That is why we strive to bring you a great range of high-quality Performance Sports Courses, for children and young people aged between 5 – 14 years old. Our highly qualified team of Clifton College professional coaches have years of experience in the delivery of high-quality Performance Sports Courses, and are able to offer programmes to players from beginners, to school & club standard, right up to county & in frequent cases, national representatives.

Our team of coaches will work with all children and young people of all ages and abilities, with the aim of helping them to improve their skills throughout their time with us. All children and young people will be nurtured in a positive and creative environment, ensuring all attendees 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. The aim of the courses are to fully develop each player from the first day helping them to achieve their maximum playing potential.

Our very own Head of Girls’ Hockey, Louise Catchpole, continues to head up our Performance Hockey Courses throughout the year, offering what we believe are some of the best courses in the South-West! She has coached the school teams to great success over recent years – the school have been County champions for a number of consecutive years, with countless players representing a variety of England teams. Louise herself has played International Hockey, played Premier League for 10 years, along with being a fully-qualified level 3 coach. She is also the current coach of the West of England U15 squad.

Our Director of Rugby, Matt Salter, previously a Bristol Rugby player, has delivered some fantastic Performance Rugby Courses over the last few years, and we are continuing to develop these. With years of professional playing experience at the highest level, our team of coaches are in a position to show players how to achieve their maximum potential.

Why people love our courses…

Would you please pass our thanks to all the teachers and support staff on the Performance Hockey Course? Catherine thoroughly enjoyed the course and had a marvellous time! She is set for the up and coming hockey season and has made some new friends into the bargain. I hope all involved have the chance for a rest after what were an absolutely great 5 days!

John Symons, Summer 2018

I would like to pass on the positive feedback from my son regarding this years Performance Rugby Course. The timetable & coaches involved were fantastic, the sessions were hard, but enjoyable, with a great mix of physical & technical skills. All round it was a great week for rugby mad boys!! I really hope that this course will give my son the confidence he needs to progress to the next level.

Michelle Wood, Summer 2018

I thought I would just write a few quick words, to say thank you for yet another great summer camp. My son really enjoyed the course, gaining lots of experience and meeting up with some familiar faces, it really helps to get ready for the next season and improve fitness and rugby skills!

Stuart Edwards, Summer 2018

Brad, just to say that Cameron enjoyed the Performance Rugby Course week enormously. He has had a couple of years out of rugby but thoroughly enjoyed returning to it. It was an excellent course (as was the Performance Hockey COurse for my daughter) and he is keen to do the next one if the coaching and guests are of the same high-standard. Well done for running two excellent courses!

Mr Thomas, Summer 2018

Clifton College also have their very own team of former professional cricketers putting players through their paces during each course. All courses will be led by Jim Williams, with assistance from some of our other highly-qualified coaches. All the coaches have first-hand experience in the life of professional cricketers, and can pass on their knowledge to the students.

When you attend our Performance Sports Courses, you will develop your skills, as well as learning new ones, and you will make lots of new friends, whilst training at one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Our priority is to ensure that you have a fantastic time with us, in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment.

All players will leave our courses with a wealth of constructive feedback from our coaches about how to keep improving their game, so they can go back to their clubs and schools having learnt from some of the very best coaches.

Clifton College has some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, so what better place to come and spend time improving your game on top-quality pitches with coaches who truly believe that with practice, every young person can release their sporting potential.