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Summer Holiday 2017 sports coaching courses

10 courses at various venues across the North East 

"Thanks for looking into booking one of our 2017 summer holiday coaching courses. SHAPE Performance continue to grow and this year we will once again be providing a first-class range of coaching courses, making it as much fun as possible, and I am sure your kids are in for an amazing time if you decide to book them on with us. All staff have: recent DBS (police checks), first aid qualifications and relevant coaching qualifications for the sports they will be coaching. I select responsible, reliable and enthusiastic staff, and having taught PE to most of them, I can personally vouch for the great way they can interact and coach your child, if you give us the opportunity to coach them. But don’t just take my word for it… check out the 5* reviews we have on Facebook, some of which are shown below. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the SHAPE Performance Facebook page to stay up-to-date with all the courses we offer." Tony Dowson, SHAPE Performance Owner

Our courses typically run from 10am until 3pm and for children in Year 1 to Year 7.

We can accept children in reception but you need to read through the relevant section on our FAQs before booking them on, as we have certain conditions to whether they can attend or not.

Prices are typically £45 for a full week (5 days), and £40 for siblings. If you are booking them on for a few days then it’s £12 per child per day, £11 for siblings.

At all venues, we offer 2 courses: multi-sport activities and football coaching. At larger schools (usually comprehensive or secondary schools) we often have a dance, gymnastics and trampolining group, who spend the full week participating in these activities.

Venues & Dates

Early drop off is available at all courses from 9am at a cost of £2 per day (£7.50 per week)

Week Date Venue Booking Option 1 Multisport Option 2 Football Option 3 Dance etc.. Full Week Full Week (2nd 3rd sibling) Day Price Sibling Day Price
1 Monday 24th July - Friday 28th July St Thomas More, Blaydon BOOK NOW Y Y Y £45 £40 £12 £11
2 Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August Barmoor Hub, Ryton BOOK NOW Y Y - £45 £40 £12 £11
3 Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August Cardinal Hume School, Gateshead & St Thomas More, Blaydon

BOOK NOW - Thomas More

BOOK NOW - Cardinal Hume

Y Y Y £45 £40 £12 £11
4 Monday 14th August - Friday 18th August Whickham Sports College & Barmoor Hub, Ryton

BOOK NOW - Whickham

BOOK NOW - Barmoor

Y Y N/A at Barmoor Hub £45 £40 £12 £11
5 Monday 21st August - Friday 25th August Whickham Sports College & Barmoor Hub, Ryton

BOOK NOW - Whickham

BOOK NOW - Barmoor

Y Y N/A at Barmoor Hub £45 £40 £12 £11
6 Tuesday 29th August - Friday 1st September Whickham Sports College & Thomas More, Blaydon

BOOK NOW - Whickham

BOOK NOW - St Thomas More


Y Y Y £40 £36 £12 £11

Multi-sport activities

Children normally take part in 4 activities each day, approximately 50 minutes on each activity.

The sessions involve a bit of coaching, but are mostly playing matches/games, and fun and enjoyment are our top priority so we choose activities which we know children of all abilities can enjoy. We pride ourselves on differentiating by ability, offering activities, which all children enjoy.

Depending on the facilities available at the venue, we have offered the following sports. Football, trampolining, cricket, basketball, tag rugby, table tennis, hockey, ultimate frisbee, tennis, gymnastics, dance, netball, climbing/bouldering. Dodgeball is a favourite amongst the children and we usually play this daily. We also play a few fun games like capture the flag, Danish longball and have one day where we will have a water fight (when the weather is hot enough)… Two days, if we can fit this in! We also invite the children to bring in their bikes or scooters on one day, and have fun challenges, competitions and races, but please ensure they have a helmet and other protective gear, as we will not let them join in unless they have this.

Football coaching

Players will receive high quality coaching to improve their footballing ability. The major emphasis is on having fun, whilst developing skills (passing, dribbling, shooting, turning, control of the ball, heading etc.), game awareness (tactical knowledge), football fitness and mental aspects of football (e.g. determination, team work etc.). At the end of each session children play matches to put into practise what they have been working on.

Dance, gymnastics and trampolining

In the dance sessions we teach some hip-hop and street dance moves, then put these together into a dance to a current chart song. We usually invite the parents in on Friday afternoon so the children can perform their work. Gymnastics & Trampolining – Developing basic and advanced skills, putting these together into routines.

Early drop off and late pick ups

At St Thomas More School, Cardinal Hume School and Whickham Sports College we offer an early drop-off facility; you can drop your children off at 9:00am at a cost of £2 per child per day. There is also a late pick-up facility, until 4:00pm, again for £2 per child per day. At Barmoor Hub in week 2 (Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August) we have an early drop-off from 9:00am, at a cost of £2 per hour per child per day. There is also a late pick-up until 5:00pm, at a cost of £2 per child per day.

7:30am drop-off and 5:30pm pick-ups available at Barmoor Hub (with transport available to St Thomas More)

In weeks 1, 3, 4 & 5 of the holidays we are offering a 7:30am drop-off at Barmoor Hub, which should be helpful for those of you who need to be at work early! This is £2 per hour per child (up to a maximum of £6) and breakfast is also available at a cost of £1 per child per day. We have a late pick up facility until 5:30pm, with evening meal. Again, it's £2 per hour and £1 for food. This service is also available in week 1 and week 3, where we will be transporting the children up to St Thomas More for the coaching courses and bringing them back to the Hub after. If spaces are available, we can transport some children who are not using the early drop-off or late pick-up facility, between the venues. All staff who are serving food, have passed a recent food safety certification. This service is not available in weeks 2 or 6 due to staff holidays.

Medical Form

Once you have booked a place on the course, you will need to complete a medical/enrolment for each child attending. Please use the following link to complete the online form


What People Say

We pride ourselves on offering high quality courses and this is reflected by the comments we receive from parents. We have over thirty-five '5 star' ratings on Facebook.

Here are a few of the comments we have received; check out the SHAPE Performance Facebook page for more. www.facebook.com/shapeperform

"Great value for money. Children are active in a safe environment with professional staff having fun but also learning lots of skills. Would definitely recommend to others" Stephen, Dad of Matthew, aged 5, St Agnes School.

"They both had a super fun few days at St. Agnes and St. Thomas More summer sports camp. They had a blast! Highly recommend - great club, Thank you" Virginia, Mum of Sonny, aged 8 and Patrick, aged 13.

"My 6yr old has just participated in the dance, gymnastics and trampolining course. She absolutely loved it and has come home happy and confident each night. She can be very shy in new situations but performed in front of parents today with a smile! Thank you to everybody involved- she will definitely come again!" Helen Stott - her daughter attended the Cardinal Hume course in 2016.

"My daughter and my nephews regularly attend holiday sports camps ran by Tony and the guys, They love it! They literally have a ball and the coaches are professional and approachable. There is a wide range of activities available to suit all kids and it really is fantastic value for money! Particular favourite of my lot is water fight day! 5 stars from me!" Lisa - mum of Cerys, aged 6

"Ethan has had a fab time and was really enthusiastic about coming every single day… he had actually been asking "is it a football day today?" Every morning!" Helen, mum of Ethan, aged 5

  • Fun water fights
  • Prize for best attitude
  • Multi-sport Activities
  • Football Coaching
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Trampolining
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For further information contact:
Tony Dowson
0771 324 4023 (call or txt)