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School holiday sports coaching courses

Various venues across the North East

"Thanks for showing an interest in our school holiday coaching courses. We continue to grow the number courses we run and are pleased to be adding Astley High School as a new venue for 2017. Our success is due to providing a first-class experience for the children attending." Tony Dowson, SHAPE Performance Owner

Why book with us?

The major aim for our courses is to make them a fun as possible, and should you book your children on to one, I am sure they will have an amazing time. Our coaches all have a DBS check, first aid, safeguarding and relevant coaching qualifications. They are also employed because of the way they interact with the children, make it fun, as well as their ability to develop the children’s skill levels.

But don’t just take my word for it… check out the 5* reviews we have on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SHAPEperform/reviews), 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."

Our courses typically run from 10am until 3pm and for children in Year 1 to Year 8.

Prices are typically £45 for a full week (5 days), but if you only need to book them in for a few days, then it’s £12 per child per day, or £10 for siblings.

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

Venues & Dates

We are running Easter 2021 camps at the following venues:

Week commencing 29th March (no courses run on Good Friday)
1. Seaton Sluice First School

Week commencing 6th April (No course on Easter Monday)
1. Seaton Sluice First School
2. Northburn Primary School
3. St Agnes Primary School, Crawcrook

Week commencing 12th April
1. Ryton Juniors



We are delighted that the government has allowed sports organisations to running during the holidays but we have put in strict policies and procedures, following government and Sports NGB advice. Please find above information for parents, our risk assessment and information for coaches. Any questions, please contact Tony Dowson (Company Owner) on 07713244023 or tonydowson@shapeperformance.co.uk


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. New for 2017 – we have invested a large sum of money into Nerf blasters, safety goggles and darts so we can play Nerf games. We have enough blasters for everyone, so don’t worry if your child doesn’t have one.

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 most venues we have an early drop-off from 9:00am, at a cost of £2 per hour per child per day. At some venues we offer a late pick-up, at a cost of £2 per child per day.

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 https://goo.gl/forms/eQN9a35nbhgf96uU2

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
Send us a message
For further information contact:
Tony Dowson
0771 324 4023 (call or txt)