If you would like to volunteer in Cape Town, and teaching in a primary school is not really your thing, you might want to think about joining our Cape Town Sports Coaching & Physical Education, South Africa Project. This project offers you the opportunity to get a qualification and training experience alongside professional sports coaches while in the stunning surroundings of Cape Town. This exciting project is being offered in cooperation with Goodsport. Goodsport is currently working in 7 schools in our local community. At each of these schools there is a team of coaches, supervised by a Lead Coach, who will facilitate the physical education lessons. Your role as a volunteer will be to help the team of coaches, and not to run the physical education lessons yourself. At the beginning of your project you will participate in the Fundamental Movement Training Course. This course is based on the SAQ Continuum (speed, agility and quickness) and ultimately helps you during your volunteering experience and in your future. It gives teachers, coaches and trainers skills guaranteed to develop and improve performance, fundamental and inclusive movement, based on movement and coordination from an early age onwards and is often acquired by sports coaches, nurses, psychologists, teachers etc. to help them in their daily work. The aim of the Fundamental Movements Training is:
To help prepare teachers, coaches and those involved in sport, recreational health and fitness with knowledge and practical skills in SAQ® Training used with children. To assist practitioners working with school age children, so as to develop their movement skills. To provide knowledge of important issues that can affect children's development. To ensure that important safety points are considered when using the programme. To introduce the SAQ Continuum and show how it can structure the development of balance and co-ordination, efficient movement mechanics, agility and multi-directional explosive speed and reactions. To demonstrate how SAQ Training can assist in evaluating Fundamental Movement. To engage attendees in understanding how SAQ Training can be applied to the development of sports skills in physical education lessons and sports training sessions.
At the end of the one day course you receive a qualification that is valid for eighteen months and can easily be updated all over the world. This additional qualification may prove very valuable on your CV when applying for universities or jobs in a related field. The advantage of doing the initial training in South Africa is that Goodsport ensures that you train alongside qualified and trained SAQ coaches. In addition to this, to see underprivileged children benefiting from Fundamental Movement training first-hand is a unique and gratifying experience. The advantage of cooperation with Goodsport is that volunteers can participate in additional courses in several different disciplines at a small extra cost. These courses include: The Performance Sports Movement Award, The Special Education Movement Award, The Early Development Award and the International Diploma and they can really boost your work in other fields. Finally, Goodsport also offers a great platform with the SAQ community where volunteer can participate before and after volunteering. If you are interested in volunteering in the sports field and obtaining a qualification at the same time, take a look at our website or give us a call at 0027 (0)87 751 3977.