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Sports development and coaching

All Council sports centres and swimming pools offer a range of sports coaching programmes and swimming lessons.

For further information on any of the following sports coaching or sports development topics:

Please call 01268 533333

Sports development

All Basildon Council sports centres and swimming pools offer a  range of sports coaching programmes and swimming lessons.

This includes sessions for beginners and improvers, and most follow programmes developed by sports governing bodies.

Courses are run various times throughout the year.

The Sports Development Team

Basildon Council's Sports Development team works with

  • national governing bodies and Sport England,
  • regional sports organisations,
  • schools and local clubs

The team aims to provide every person in Basildon District the opportunity

  • to attain and improve their individual sports skills
  • to allow them to develop to their full potential

whether it be learning a new skill or competing at national or international level.

Sports Development involves a great deal of work with

  • primary and secondary schools
  • community groups
  • clubs and organisations

For assisting with development of training plans, advice on funding opportunities, coach education, etc.

The Sports Development Team also co-ordinate the local delivery of national initiatives including the National Junior Sport Programme, Active Sports and the Essex Youth Games.

Coach education courses 

In partnership with governing bodies of sport and other sporting agencies coach education courses are organised for a variety of sports and related subjects including:

  • football and netball
  • child protection
  • managing club finances

The Team are available in an advisory role for schools, clubs and organisations.

For assisting with development of training plans, advice on funding opportunities, coach education, etc.

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