The Young Sports Professional Programme

The Young Sports Professional Programme

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Sports Professional Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of the world of professional sport, through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions. The programme will be led by a group of professionals from the world of sport - athletes, managers, trainers and agents - who will coach you on how to build your career.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and jobs in sport, as well as providing a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications. 

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Experiences of Professional Sports:

  • Top professionals from across the sports industry will coach you through live, interactive experiences including:

  • Analysing an athlete's performance to supercharge their success
  • Delivering an athlete from injury crisis to gold medal performance 
  • Salvaging an athlete's career from the depths of a PR nightmare
  • Negotiating the best deals of simulated transfer deadline day

Career Coaching for Future Sports Professionals:

  • Training on how to fulfil your ambitions of securing a career in professional sports

  • An action plan of how to break into the industry, starting now

  • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Top Sports Professionals

  • Q&A time with leading sports professionals from a large range of disciplines

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resumé:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as team work, negotiation,  commercial awareness and perseverance

  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    'Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

    Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Day 1: Shaping a Sports Professional

    Day 2: The Sports Industry

    Day 1: Shaping a Sports Professional

    11.00amThe World of Professional Sports

    - Beyond football: the lucrative world of professional sports
    - Shaping an athlete: behind the scenes
    - Your future career: how to knock it out of the park

    11.30amCoaching an Athlete: Fitness and Nutrition

    - The fundamentals of sport, health and exercise science
    - How to turn an athlete’s body into a sporting machine
    - Carve out the best fitness and nutritional path for your athlete
    - A full plate: plan diets to meet a variety of professional athletes’ needs

    12.30pmCoaching an Athlete: Training and Technology

    - Study the training regimes of sports professionals and give live feedback
    - Know your metrics: speed, distance and heartrate
    -Innovative training tools: incorporating athletic vests to give performance data on fitness metric measurements

    1.30pmLunch break

    2.30pmCoaching an Athlete: Mentality and Mindset

    - The importance of psychology in sports and how it can influence performance
    - Mastering the mind: perseverance, initiative and the leadership skills needed to win
    - Tweaking your mindset: examine how attitude reflects on performance
    - Ice water in their veins: take on the role of a sports psychologist and advise an athlete with a debilitating injury

    4:00pmFair Play: Gender & Sport

    - Develop the skills you’ll need to be a successful, forward-thinking sports professional: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more
    - Examine how these attitudes affect the real-life work of a sports professional
    - Using teamwork, take on a (realistic EDI) contemporary issue in the industry and work together to come up with key considerations and risks

    4:45pmPanel Q&A

    - Live panel Q&A with sports professionals from a variety of backgrounds
    - Get your key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day 2: The Sports Industry

    11:00amThe Business of Sport

    - The wider team in sport: teammates, agents and executives
    - Representing your athlete and supercharging their success
    - Success off the field: endorsements, negotiations and commercial awareness

    11.45amSports in the News

    - The roles of reporter, broadcaster and commentator
    - The love-hate relationship between mainstream media and professional sports
    - The reporter challenge: prepare and perform a bespoke ‘live’ commentary on a historic sporting event

    12.30pmSport Scandal

    - You have received word of your client saying something controversial on record
    - Prepare an action plan for damage control
    - Contact your client and draft a statement to be released to the press

    1.30pmLunch break

    2.30pmTransfer Deadline Day

    - Enter a live simulation and take on the role of sports club management, agent or reporter
    - Analyse the current make-up of your team and identify the shortfalls
    - Broker the best deal for your client to join the club of their dreams
    - Access exclusive information as the deals are unfolding and keep everyone informed

    4.30pmCareer Coaching

    - Routes into the industry
    - Your path to becoming a successful sports professional
    - A Level/IB/college subject choices
    - Apprenticeships & work experience
    - Building your network

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Dates & Locations

    Live Online

    In-Person

    29th - 30th January 2022

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    Online

    29th - 30th January 2022

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

    COVID-19 Group

    This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.

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