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SPORT SCHOLARS PROGRAMME

Overview

Our Sport Scholars Programme is for pupils who have the potential to make an outstanding contribution to Sport at Wells. Candidates should already be playing sport both inside and outside of school, whether via the club or county route. Our Sport Programme helps Scholars to progress their sport by increasing their knowledge and understanding in:

  • Lifestyle Management
  • Skill Acquisition and Development
  • Postural Assessment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Personal Performance
  • Nutrition

Our Sport Scholars are placed in one of the following three tiers:

  • Elite: pupils who excel in sport and hit all of our Sport Scholar criteria; our Elite Scholars are currently performing at national level
  • Performance: pupils who excel in sport and hit most of our Sport Scholar criteria
  • Aspirational: pupils who wish to take part at an introductory level in order to understand how to become a Sport Scholar and to improve their baseline knowledge and ability before specialising.

All Sport Scholars receive a formal review of their progress and performance in November of Year 8 and November of Year 11. This involves a pupil one-to-one meeting with a member of the sports department and a written report to parents.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Benefits and Expectations


Opportunities



  Aspirational 



  Performance 



   Elite   



  Wells Pupil  



Access to excellent
coaching



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Ability to represent
the School at team level



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Guidance with goal
setting and reviewing



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Sport seminars



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Nutritional guidance
and advice



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Advanced fundamental
movement skills coaching



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Sport mentor



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Strength and conditioning
coaching



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Leadership training



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Sport specific mentor



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Access to external
coaches and expertise



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Performance analysis



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Opportunity to gain
coaching qualifications



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Join us

We are looking for athletes who:

  • Are coachable and willing to implement any feedback quickly
  • Demonstrate ambition and drive towards achieving a personal or team goal
  • Are able to make good decisions when under pressure
  • Are physically and mentally resilient
  • Are willing to take the lead
  • Have the potential to be a leader around the school
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are organised in their approach to all aspects of sport and school life
  • Have the discipline to follow an athlete’s training programme

Assessment will be through a fundamental movement task and performance in at least one of our core sports. Candidates will also have an interview and participate in a variety of sporting activities. Scholars typically enthttp://scholarshiper the programme at the aspirational level and aspire to progress through the levels throughout their time on the programme.

Please click here for details on how to apply for a Sport Scholarship as well as key dates and deadlines.

Contact Us

Please contact our admissions team if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a meeting with Tom Webley, our Director of Sport, or one of his team. We would be very happy to help!

Call us on 01749 834441

Email us

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