Our bespoke delivery covers modules from five key areas of Sport Education: physical, physiological, psychological, emotional and social aspects of sporting performance.
These core areas have evolved to become the foundations of each Kelly Holmes Education Programme, based on the challenges Dame Kelly Holmes faced on her long journey to becoming double Olympic champion. The modules reflect her experiences throughout her transition from junior athlete to Army champion before breaking through on the world stage and ultimately achieving her childhood dreams.
Our wide range of modules has been developed over the past nine years since the launch of our first Sport Education programme, ‘On Camp with Kelly’. We also deliver bespoke Coach Education and Parental Support workshops developed by national leaders in these fields.
The team work closely with our experts to continuously improve our modules and add new content to reflect new ideas and research. Each module is delivered either as a Workshop or as part of a Sport Education Programme, or in some cases both, as indicated. The key also marks those modules that have been accredited by one of our Awarding Bodies.
These modules relate to maximising a sporting performer’s training, either sports specific or a training method which is generic across performance sport.Physical Modules
The laws of mechanics are applied to the body to gain a greater understanding of athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury. In this workshop participants learn a series of exercises and tests to improve their posture and movement.
An important part of training across all sports. This workshop teaches a series of fundamental exercises, explores how a full circuit can be put together and also covers safety tips.
This workshop looks at the physical preparation that should take place prior to competition to enable sports people to perform at their best.
A strong core is important for all sports people. This workshop takes participants through a range of exercises to develop improved core stability and provides an understanding of the long term benefits.
This workshop covers alternative training techniques that can be used when a sports person is injured and assists them to rehabilitate from injuries as quickly as possible.
This workshop teaches participants the correct techniques and a range of exercises that can be completed using kettlebells.
This workshop teaches participants the correct technique to use when completing medicine ball exercises. A range of exercises are demonstrated and practiced by participants.
A complete exercise method developed to improve reflexes, balance, co-ordination, strength, stamina and body awareness. This workshop teaches participants a variety of exercises to incorporate into their own training programme.
Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) provides a range of drills and activities designed to improve fast motion and footwork in a range of directions and levels and is an important part of any performer’s preparation.
These master classes provide technical expertise, skill development and guide better overall performance in sport specific sessions across a variety of sports including athletics, boxing, cricket, football, hockey, netball and swimming.
A crucial part of any sports training programme, this workshop teaches participants a range of strength and conditioning exercises they can incorporate into their individual programmes.
A non-weight bearing form of exercise and an excellent way for sports people with lower limb injuries to maintain a good aerobic base. This workshop teaches participants the basic techniques of water running in the pool.
These modules explore the long and short term effects of training and conditions on athletes to maximise performance, exploring how athletes can introduce new methods to stay injury free.Physiological Modules
This workshop looks at ways of helping individuals to adjust to changes in climate/environment (such as going to altitude, a change in temperature and/or humidity) in order for them to tolerate specific climatic conditions and perform at their optimum level.
Refers to the harmful effects of low energy availability on the reproductive and skeletal health of physically active women. This workshop explains what the Triad is and how to diagnose, manage and treat it.
This workshop explores the various ways of minimising the risk of injury and identifying problems earlier, to avoid long-term injury.
This workshop explains the importance of ensuring a sports person remains well hydrated and provides the opportunity to learn how to make specific sports drinks.
This workshop provide a greater understanding of the importance nutrition plays in a successful sporting career, regardless of age and sport.
This workshop explains the benefits of focussing on nutrition to maximise sporting performance, taking into account training intensity, frequency and duration.
This workshop looks at nutritional planning for performers preparing to travel long distances and overseas to events.
This module looks at nutritional planning for competition days, including before, during and after the event.
This workshop takes participants through a series of tests to assess their muscle balance and movement patterns. Once assessed participants will be taught key exercises to assist with any weaknesses identified.
Sports massage is one of the most natural and easy ways to maintain overall sporting health and well-being. This workshop teaches how sports people can relieve aches, pains and tension by using their own hands and a foam roller.
This workshop looks at how sports people can keep themselves in physical peak condition to be able to perform at their full potential.
This workshop looks at the potential benefits and pitfalls of using supplements to meet the nutritional requirements for the diet of a sports performer.
These modules recognise the importance of mental preparation, covering topics such as goal setting, preparation and how sports people and their support teams deal with success, failure and setbacks.Psychological Modules
This workshop looks at the mental preparation that should take place prior to competition to enable sports people to perform at their best.
This workshop puts participants through a simulated scenario to help them prepare effectively for competition.
This workshop explores training the mind to look at the use of positive yet realistic goals when dealing with injury.
Setting goals is important for all sports people and this workshop assists them in that process, explaining the different types of goals and how to set and adapt them over an identified period of time.
Mentoring can be beneficial to sports people, coaches and teachers. This workshop provides an introduction to some effective mentoring techniques.
Evaluating their performance is crucial for sports people to learn lessons and improve. This workshop teaches effective ways of doing this and giving and receiving feedback.
In this workshop performers examine and experiment with mind training techniques to achieve greater control and accountability of their psychological training.
Imagery includes using all your senses (seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting) to build an image of a real experience in your mind. This workshop teaches how to do this to assist sporting performance and rehabilitation from injury.
These modules assist and support sports performers to deal with complex issues and challenges in their lives and identifying their crucial support team.Emotional Modules
- Being an Effective Team Member (SE)
This workshop provides the knowledge, skills and support required to be able to create an environment where a talented individual can release their potential.
- My Team (SE)
This workshop helps participants identify their support group or ‘team’ around them and how they work together to achieve the best results.
- Team Building (SE)
This workshop uses fun and interactive tasks to challenge participants and teach them how to work as a team with the aim of helping them develop as people and within their sport.
- Understanding Sport Pathways (SE)
This workshop explores the transition a performer takes to move from a talented junior to a successful senior.
- What it takes to be World Class (SE)
This workshop provides an introduction to what ‘World Class’ means, how a performer can be ready to make the transition and the support required emotionally, physiologically and psychologically.
This workshop focuses on how the mind and body connection play a vital role in influencing sporting performance.
This workshop looks at ways in which sports performers can manage their nerves and prevent them from having a negative impact on their performance.
This workshop teaches a number of relaxation techniques that sports people can use in times of need.
This workshop looks at ways that sports people can manage stress and prevent it from becoming an inhibiting factor in their sporting career.
These modules teach sports performers important life skills, for example media training, to assist in their sporting and wider non-sporting development.Social Modules
This practical session provides participants with the opportunity to learn and create simple nutritional dishes under the guidance of trained chefs.
This workshop highlights the dos and don’ts of writing a good CV. Participants leave the workshop with an improved and updated CV.
This workshop teachs individuals how to manage their individual budget by calculating income and expenses and gives tips on how to save money.
In order to perform at their best it is important that a sports person’s whole lifestyle is built around their sport. This workshop helps participants analyse if this is the case and what changes they may need to make.
- Broadcast Interview Skills (W) (SE)
This workshop, led by an experienced broadcaster, builds the confidence of participants in front of a camera with the chance to learn from simulating a live interview within small groups.
- Introduction to Media (W) (SE)
This workshop gives an overview of working effectively with broadcast, online and print media and provides some top tips on developing an individual’s story.
- Social Media (W) (SE)
Using social media can be beneficial for sports people to build their profile but there are also pitfalls that need to be avoided. This workshop looks to maximise its benefits without running into trouble.
- Effective Communication (W) (SE)
This workshop gives tips on how to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people and how to make a good impression.
- Interview Techniques (W) (SE)
This workshop gives tips on how to impress on arrival and during interviews. It includes information on body language, dress code, popular questions and good responses.
- Presenting Yourself (W) (SE)
This workshop teaches individuals how to improve their presentation skills and to be more confident and successful in public speaking.
This workshop looks at the different ways of seeking sponsorship, including writing a presentation letter, phone interviews and creating a good impression when meeting to present a sponsorship proposal.
This workshop teaches techniques and strategies to help sports people manage their busy lives and juggle the demands of training, study and other commitments.
Anti-doping education is crucial for all elite sports people and their coaches. The UK Anti-Doping 100% me programme seeks to create a generation of sports people who understand the value of competing clean. We offer a range of UKAD workshops including taking participants through the testing procedure and interactive quizzes.