Monthly Archives January 2016

A great opportunity to receive training and experience as a squash referee:

England Squash are offering students an opportunity to volunteer as a squash referee at the National Schools Championships at Nottingham Squash Club from 7th to 9th March 2016. The event is open to every school and includes schools and squash players of all standards from across the country. The competition has 4 categories – Boys Under 19, Girls Under 19, Boys Under 15 & Girls Under 15.

England Squash are looking to recruit and train volunteers to work as markers and referees at this event. Volunteers will need to attend a FREE Referee Workshop prior to the event and complete the Club Referee Exam. Some knowledge of squash, scoring & basic rules will be required. A minimum of 8 people are needed to make the workshop viable.

The England Squash referee training workshop delivers essential knowledge and understanding of the rules of squash and racketball, providing practical decision making processes to help attendees officiate within a club environment. The workshop is 3 – 4 hours in duration, is delivered in a meeting room/area through interactive activities incorporating quizzes, pairs/group work, PowerPoint presentation and video clip analysis.

Volunteers for the National School Championships will be required across the 3 days, but if they are available for 1 day or even for half a day that would be fantastic! Experienced, qualified England Squash referees will be on hand to support all students and can provide opportunities to develop as a referee if desired. Lunch & refreshments will be provided and nominal expenses paid. We can also provide volunteering certificates as evidence of the work undertaken.

If you would like to sign up, or learn more, please contact Sandy Willmott.

The University of Lincoln Sports Centre will be offering the following coaching courses this Spring:

Bocchia Teaching Award: February 7th, 10am – 4pm, £75

Tchoukball Level 1: February 15th, 9.30am – 1.30pm, £TBC

Football Level 1: February 25th to March 11th (multiple dates), £150

Goalball: February 26th, 9am – 5pm, £75

Basketball Level 1: March 21st/22nd, 9am – 5pm, £TBC

Netball Level 1: 26th April/22nd May, 9am – 6pm, £150 (England Netball members), £180 (others)

For more information, please contact Sports Centre reception (01522 886688, sportscentre@lincoln.ac.uk) or see the TV screen in the Sports Centre lobby.

On Thursday 11th February we will be hosting a Careers in Sport LIVE event in the Sports Centre and Human Performance Centre. This is a careers roadshow that brings together exhibitors from across the sports spectrum with careers presentations, demonstrations and workshops. It was a very successful event last year and we think the programme is even better this time around!

Some highlights:

Opening Keynote: Dr Steve Ingham (Director of Science & Technical Development, English Institute of Sport)

Steve is a physiologist who has worked with many of the country’s most famous athletes, and will share his thoughts on careers in high performance sport.

Closing Keynote: Adam Housley (Sunderland AFC)

Adam is a Sport Development & Coaching graduate from Lincoln who was first team performance analyst at Rotherham United before becoming a technical scout at Sunderland.

Other alumni who will be speaking at the event include:

Leanne Woodhead – Nottinghamshire FA

Paul Cook – Frontier Physical Conditioning

Aaron Hall – Macmillan Cancer

Chris Turner –Table Tennis England

 

Tickets are free but do need to be booked in advance. Numbers are limited so reserve your ticket here now!

 

The full programme is available here: http://www.careers-in-sport.co.uk/conference_dates/view/16/Lincoln

(Note: the current version is a draft and not the final version)

 

The University of Lincoln Sports Centre will be offering the following coaching courses this Spring:

Bocchia Teaching Award: February 7th, 10am – 4pm, £75

Tchoukball Level 1: February 15th, 9.30am – 1.30pm, £TBC

Football Level 1: February 25th to March 11th (multiple dates), £150

Basketball Level 1: March 21st/22nd, 9am – 5pm, £TBC

Netball Level 1: 26th April/22nd May, 9am – 6pm, £150 (England Netball members), £180 (others)

For more information, please contact Helen Evans at the Sports Centre (01522 886635) or see the TV screen in the Sports Centre lobby.

 

Camp Counselors USA will be visiting the University of Lincoln on Tuesday 19th January to hold an information meeting about their summer camp programme, described as follows:

“We offer a 9 week placement to work with children aged 6-16 years old in a variety of roles ranging from sports coaching and outdoor education to arts and crafts, water sports and everything in between! Not only do you get to work in the USA for the whole summer, you get 30 days after your contract ends to travel wherever you want to go in America. This whole experience majorly boosts your CV and is a fantastic life experience.”

The session will be held in Junxion 003 at 5pm. If you are unable to attend then you can also speak with Emma Griffiths in the Atrium between 12 and 4pm that day, or email her at emma.griffiths@ccusa.co.uk