About

About ydp

Youth Dreams Project: Inspiring and Motivating Young People through Sports Coaching.

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Luke Kennedy and Luke Steele founded Youth Dreams Project (YDP) in February 2014, to inspire and motivate all young people.

We work in over 36 schools in and around Peterborough and have 3 franchises in Cambridge, Oxford and Leicester. We aim to continue growing and reach even more young people nationwide. Our ethos is to deliver the highest standard of sports coaching, providing opportunities for as many young people as possible. We pride ourselves on our passionate delivery and commitment to positively impact the lives of the young people we get the privilege to coach.

Through sports, we can build self-esteem, give young people an outlet, encourage positive life choices and help them in every possible way to be happy and succeed in life. Through serious hard work, we have built an excellent reputation, enabling us to branch out across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. We are committed to delivering high levels of quality coaching, working closely with all our clients and adhering to safeguarding procedures.

Coaching is our passion, but when wearing YDP Blue, we aim to do so much more than just coach. We want to inspire, motivate and enthuse the young people we meet through fun sessions that leave a lasting impression.

Why Parents & Clients Choose YDP

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Meet Our FOUNDERS

Luke Kennedy

Owner

Luke Steele

Owner

Luke Kennedy

Job Title :- Founder

Favourite Sports :- Football

Hobbies :- Football, Tennis, Waterskiing

Favourite Song :- Next by Wifey

Star Sign :- Gemini

Favourite Quote :- Always deliver your best with maximum energy all the time

Luke Steele

Job Title :- Founder

Favourite Sports :- Golf

Hobbies :- Golf

Favourite Song :- Mmmย  Bop by Hanson

Star Sign :- Libra

Favourite Quote :- Go over , Go under, Go Around or Go through, but never give up

Boys Scholarship Programme at Stanground Academy

Level 3 Certificate Sport and Physical Activity

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport; it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto an Apprenticeship, a Level 3 Tech Level qualification or employment in the sport and physical activity sector. Apprenticeships learners could progress to include Community Sport and Health Officer. Job roles learners could progress to include Assistant Activity Leader.

What will I study?

The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications, GCSE resits or A-Levels. Learners will take four mandatory units: Physical activity, health and wellbeing Physical preparation and readiness for sport and physical activity Leading sport and physical activity sessions Inclusivity, diversity and equality in delivering sport and physical activity These units will give learners knowledge and understanding of the short and long term effects of sport and physical activity on the body systems and how participation can benefit health and wellbeing. Learners will also learn how to select appropriate sports or physical activities for people to participate in depending on their needs which includes their age; their ability; any disabilities, injuries or illnesses; their cultural background and their likes and dislikes before going on to develop skills in delivering safe, inclusive and enjoyable sport and physical activity sessions.

How is the course assessed?

Examinations and Coursework that is moderated.

What can I do with this course in the future?

Apprenticeships that this qualification can lead to include: Advanced Level apprenticeships in Coaching, and Personal Training. Job roles that this could help to prepare you for include Personal Trainer, Assistant Sports Coach, or Sports and Activity Coordinator. It could also provide a route into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science or Sport Coaching and Development.

Who is the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity for?

This qualification is for learners who are 16 years old or over and want to develop their skills in preparation for employment in the Sport and Physical Activity sector. This qualification is not just about being able to play sport or deal with elite athletes; employers need people who are able to develop sports skills for teams and individuals, work with clients and participants to improve their fitness and change their lifestyles and monitor progress and improvement over time, adapting practices and approaches to suit the needs of individuals. Therefore, this qualification will develop learnersโ€™ skills in preparation for employment in sports coaching or personal training either through an apprenticeship or directly into work. Apprenticeships that this qualification can lead to include: Advanced Level apprenticeships in Coaching, and Personal Training. Job roles that this could help to prepare you for include Personal Trainer, Assistant Sports Coach, or Sports and Activity Coordinator. It could also provide a route into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science or Sport Coaching and Development. Units: Learners will take 11 or 12 units, made up of mandatory and optional units. Everybody will study the following mandatory units: Body systems and the effects of physical activity Sports coaching and activity leadership Sports organisation and development Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure Physical activity for specific groups These units will give learners skills, knowledge and understanding related to key aspects which underpin how sport and physical activity is delivered and organised, such as anatomy and physiology in relation to physical performance, coaching skills, the structure of sport in the UK and the organisations involved, the target groups that would most benefit from participation in physical activity and why and safe practice in sport and leisure. Learners will also develop transferable skills that employers are looking for such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership. Learners will choose to follow at least one of two specialised pathways depending on the career they wish to pursue. Depending on the pathway chosen the units learners take will vary: Pathway – Sports Coaching Units include Performance analysis in sport and exercise, Sports injuries and rehabilitation and Organisation of sports events. The type of job roles this pathway could lead to are Multi-Sports Coach, Activity Leader or Sports and Activity Coordinator; the skills, knowledge and understanding learners will gain through this pathway will include how teams are formed and different leadership approaches to suit them, different types of practice methods that can be used within sport to improve performance and how to analyse performance and movement to support coaching methods and approaches. Other skills which will be developed include planning and organisation, communication and adaptability.