Lions Sports Academy would like to formally welcome Edward Hansell to our coaching team. We are throughouly looking forward to working with him and we are excited to see what he can do when given the chance. Lions conducted a brief interview with Edward to get to know him a bit better as he joins the team and see why he got into coaching and what he's passionate about. Full name: Edward Hansell How long have you been coaching? Has been coaching for 2 years beginning at Seaford College working with the junior School. Edward hopes to be able to help othe..
Lions Sports Academy Coaches Leanne Riley (England & Harlequins Womens) and Holly Myers (Harlequins Womens) performed a coaching session at Pulborough RFC on Sunday for some of the clubs girls teams. It was a fantastic turnout by the girls and being coached by two amazing players was a massive thing for some of the girls. Leanne and Holly put the girls through their paces, working on handling and movement by implementing different rules into a variety of touch rugby games. The girls really bought into what Leanne and Holly were trying to teach them and this was highlighting b..
Lions Sports Academy, lead by CEO Andy Jones, performed a coaching masterclass at Wimbledonian Warriors on Wednesday evening. All coaches from Wimbledonian Warriors and other clubs were invitied along to learn about new drills that they could use when coaching or improve already existing drills that they are using. It was a fantastic evening and all the coaches responded positivley to the session put on by Andy. The masterclass was centred around coaches for U11-U13 and each of them was required to bring along a drill and perform it to the rest of the group. Every person who attended ..
Introducing our latest coaching addition..... Samuel Packham!! We conducted an interview with Samuel to find out more about himself and how he managed to get into coaching. We are really pleased that he has joined Lions Sports Academy and cannot wait to work closely with him in the foreseeable future. Full name: Samuel Packham How long have you been coaching, how did you get into it and why coaching? I’ve been coaching on and off for 7 years (because I was studying for my degree). I started my coaching journey in college when I was offere..
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally introduce Myles Nesbeth as our latest coach. We are very eager to be working with Myles and can’t wait to see him in action. We did a brief interview with Myles in order to get to know him a bit better and understand what exactly coaching means to him! How long have you been coaching? Basketball & multisport coaching: two years S&C coaching: 1 year How did you get into it and why coaching? I have been involved in sport from a young age and have had some inspirational coaches around me during that time and I feel that younger..
DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR AMAZING DEAL! In preparation of Black Friday on Friday 23rd November, Lions Sports Academy are offering a 10% off deal on everything including future camps and courses. The deal includes everything from masterclasses, camps, courses (ADP) and will run for a whole week from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd November. Be sure to act quick and take advantage of this fanstastic deal! ..
Three of Lions Sports Academy’s top coaches performed four days of coaching masterclasses at St Thomas’ School in Clapham this week. Harlequins and England Scrum Half Leanne Riley, Wasps and England International Katie Mason and Harlequins winger Holly Myers each coached two specific skills blocks that focused on the pupils needs and the key areas affected by the rules for their age. Leanne focused on 2 on 1 switches, dummy switches and the draw and pass, whilst Katie and Holly looked to get the pupils engaged in developing their tackling techniques as well as their co..
Last Friday, Lions Sports Academy attended an ISA U11 Schools Rugby Tournament at Bedford Athletic RFC. The tournament was hosted by Rushmoor School, who we had previously encountered at a similar tournament at Littlegarth School on the Wednesday and we were honoured to have been asked to perform a skills workshop throughout the tournament. Including Rushmoor School, there were 10 teams from all over the country that attended and the skills shown by all of the teams were fantastic and the entire tournament was played to a very high standard. Lions were given the opportunity to pe..
Lions Sports Academy were pleased to have been invited to the ISA contact and Touch Rugby Tournament at Littlegarth School near Colchester on Wednesday 7th November. The tournament had 8 teams involved from Littlegarth, Quinton House, Finborough, St Margarets, Colchester High School, Rushmoor and Faraday House with 4 teams each participating in the touch and contact events. Lions CEO Andy Jones was invited to perform a 10 minute coaching masterclass to each of the teams that attended the event. Andy got the kids involved in some fun handling activities as well as practicing their footwo..
Lions Sports Academy attended this year’s 2018 Active Schools Conference at Surrey Sports Park on the 6th November. It was a fantastic day out with the conference being run to support schools in their everyday PE and sport provisions, with this year’s event specifically focusing on helping teachers appreciate their influence over pupil’s long term well-being. It was a great opportunity to talk to a large number of teachers, that attended from schools all across the county, and to hear their stories and how they have been using sport within their schools to help improve th..
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