Australia, Coaching Sports

Company : Budget Volunteering
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Tours
Country: Australia
Location : Perth, Australia
Duration: 4 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 1250 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Combine coaching sports with teaching to children in Primary Schools in Perth. The majority of schools are Intensive English Centres, where you'll coach refugee children, helping them to adjust to their new home country.

We work with a variety of schools in Perth that each differ in terms of the ages of the children and their sporting abilities. Your day will usually be made up of a mixture of teaching in class plus coaching the children in a sport or a number of sports during Physical Education (PE) lessons. The sports that you can usually coach are Football and Cricket.

The children's ages range from 5 to 10 years-old and thus sport is part time and to a “playground” standard only, but the schools usually have excellent facilities. The combination of coaching and teaching will give you great diversity on the project. You’ll also help with sports lesson plans.

School lessons last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from around 8:45 - 2:45 pm. You'll spend about 4 to 5 hours a day helping the children at the school.

The sports are generally coached by season. Different sports have different seasons and the main sports are as follows:

  • February - April: Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics
  • May - July: Rugby Union & League, Football (soccer) , Hockey, Netball, Australian football
  • August – October: Football, Netball. AFL
  • October - December: Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country & Football.

When you are working on the sports side, you'll act as an assistant to the sports teacher during school hours.

FREE COACHING MANUALS:

You'll be given access to a large number of coaching manuals which we've put together for each sport. They are generally very useful if you have to plan coaching sessions for your students.

Regarding your teaching lessons, as well as teaching English, you can get involved with teaching a number of other subjects with the children from the IEC centre. The subjects that may be available for you to teach are: Art Maths Music Science Sports. 

The schools employ a number of teachers to work in the IEC Centre who speak the children's native language and this helps tremendously when the children start to learn English. As well as teaching English, you'll be able to get involved in a number of other subjects within the IEC Centre, such as:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Maths
  • Art
  • ... and possibly other academic subjects.

SCHOOL TERM TIMES AND PROJECT DATES:

This project runs during the school terms. The school terms are as follows:

2014

 

Term 1 Term Dates

Monday  3 February 2014 to Friday  111 April 2014

Term 2 Term Dates

Monday 28 April 2014 to Friday 4 July 2014

Term 3 Term Dates

Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014

Term 4 Term Dates

Monday 13 October 2014 to Thursday 18 December 2014

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation is a lovely Hostel located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth - very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. The Hostel is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays.

You'll most likely have your own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities!

You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs, or you can head over to Northbridge for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine.

You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your accommodation.

FOOD: 

Not included but that we recommend a weekly budget of AUD$70We work with a variety of schools in Perth that each differ in terms of the ages of the children and their sporting abilities. Your day will usually be made up of a mixture of teaching in class plus coaching the children in a sport or a number of sports during Physical Education (PE) lessons. The sports that you can usually coach are Football and Cricket.

The children's ages range from 5 to 10 years-old and thus sport is part time and to a “playground” standard only, but the schools usually have excellent facilities. The combination of coaching and teaching will give you great diversity on the project. You’ll also help with sports lesson plans.

School lessons last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from around 8:45 - 2:45 pm. You'll spend about 4 to 5 hours a day helping the children at the school.

The sports are generally coached by season. Different sports have different seasons and the main sports are as follows:

  • February - April: Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics
  • May - July: Rugby Union & League, Football (soccer) , Hockey, Netball, Australian football
  • August – October: Football, Netball. AFL
  • October - December: Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country & Football.

When you are working on the sports side, you'll act as an assistant to the sports teacher during school hours.

FREE COACHING MANUALS:

You'll be given access to a large number of coaching manuals which we've put together for each sport. They are generally very useful if you have to plan coaching sessions for your students.

Regarding your teaching lessons, as well as teaching English, you can get involved with teaching a number of other subjects with the children from the IEC centre. The subjects that may be available for you to teach are: Art Maths Music Science Sports. 

The schools employ a number of teachers to work in the IEC Centre who speak the children's native language and this helps tremendously when the children start to learn English. As well as teaching English, you'll be able to get involved in a number of other subjects within the IEC Centre, such as:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Maths
  • Art
  • ... and possibly other academic subjects.

SCHOOL TERM TIMES AND PROJECT DATES:

This project runs during the school terms. The school terms are as follows:

2014

 

Term 1 Term Dates

Monday  3 February 2014 to Friday  111 April 2014

Term 2 Term Dates

Monday 28 April 2014 to Friday 4 July 2014

Term 3 Term Dates

Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014

Term 4 Term Dates

Monday 13 October 2014 to Thursday 18 December 2014

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation is a lovely Hostel located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth - very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. The Hostel is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays.

You'll most likely have your own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities!

You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs, or you can head over to Northbridge for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine.

You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your accommodation.

FOOD: 

Not included but that we recommend a weekly budget of AUD$70

Start Dates

All year round - Subject to term times !

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1395 for four weeks. You may be able to participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive an information pack about your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a BVOL programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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