By providing disadvantaged young people with new skills and opportunities, StreetGames helps to create a positive cycle of involvement, attainment, and emulation by younger members of a community.
These key skills can be taught in any number of ways, and tailored to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. Through Doorstep Sport and the residentials programme, StreetGames’ teaches a whole host of valuable skills – including teamwork, patience and improved self-confidence. The organisation's successful volunteering programme further develops these traits into winning leadership skills – emboldening young people to develop their peers, organise social activities, and speak confidently in large groups.
Through the StreetGames Training Academy, aspiring coaches gain industry-recognised qualifications from sector-leading tutors. These include the latest apprenticeship qualifications – created in consultation with StreetGames – and delivered by tutors in a highly-engaging format. We’ve already helped more than 11,000 coaches to earn their qualifications so far!
Together with Mental Health First Aid we’re also offering the MHFA Youth programme – which empowers coaches to address young participants’ mental health concerns with insight, compassion, and clarity.
Sport clubs in the UK are run by all sorts of people. Whether they’re coaching the team, counting the membership forms or making the sandwiches, they all have one thing in common: they’re volunteers. In fact, sports volunteering is the largest single volunteering sector in the UK, with around 2 million sports volunteers being active each year.
StreetGames' industry-leading apprenticeships are a mix of on-the-job, workplace learning and off-site conventional study - typically revolving around youth, community or sports-based coaching techniques. The employer pays the apprentice a wage and in return the government pays for most or all of their training.