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Welcome to PTC Sports

Kids, Health, Exercise and Wellbeing

PTC Sports was established in 2013 as a sports coaching service provider. We work with schools across the country to deliver the most current and exciting sports activities. Our programs are not only incredibly fulfilling, but also help children to maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.

We do this by providing:

  • Support to help schools achieve outstanding PE sessions
  • Continuous professional development for teachers and school staff

Extracurricular activities, including:

  • Before school
  • Lunchtime
  • After School
  • Holiday clubs
  • Inter-school competitions.

It’s wonderful to see children enjoying a sport they’re passionate about. As they get older, we strive to connect them with local sports and gymnastics clubs so that their skills can be developed even further.

Our Objective

At PTC, we aspire to create the best opportunities for children, regardless of their age, gender or status within the community. We provide activities that may not be accessible to everyone outside of school and ensure a fun and safe environment.

Our staff set themselves high standards, ensuring that every attendee is fully engaged with their sessions. They take pride in being qualified in their chosen sports; constantly developing their knowledge so that they can continue to advance the skills of their pupils.

 

School Services

Curriculum & Extra Curriculum

Sports Day

Fit Families

CPD Training

Holiday Clubs

Special Educational Need

When my business partner and I heard of the franchise opportunities with PTC Sports and what was to be offered, it was an easy decision!

What really set PTC apart from other franchises was the support on offer. They have a more personal approach due to being able to deal with the manager 1-2-1 rather than having information passed through numerous individuals which you find in more corporate companies.

Upon visiting PTC sessions, delivery was of a high standard and professional. This coincided with the good reputation I had heard from neighbouring areas.

Taskin, the director, has played a key role in the start-up of the franchise, setting up marketing strategies to reach new schools, attending and leading our first five appointments and supporting us on a daily basis with admin, coaches and courses.

I cannot wait to see what the future brings for myself and the PTC brand.

Brandon Martin

(Barking & Dagenham Franchisee)

Latest News

Teaching Children About Competition and Sportsmanship

Participating in sports goes beyond winning or losing, but we understand that with sporting activities comes a natural sense of competition. Not all feelings of competitiveness are necessarily negative but learning the importance of healthy competition and good sportsmanship is essential towards a child’s development in their sporting activity to become a respectable athlete. Below we explore how to encourage young athletes to navigate competition with good sportsmanship and integrity by promoting the importance of character-building, teamwork and a positive mental attitude.

 

EMPHASISE EFFORT OVER OUTCOME

Whilst winning will always be exciting, it’s essential to highlight that hard work, determination and improvement are of equal importance too. Instilling the value of effort over outcome will encourage children to focus on giving their best effort and to be proud of that, regardless of the result.

 

TEACH TO HAVE RESPECT FOR OPPONENTS

Especially in competitive sports such as football, dance or karate, it is essential to teach children to respect their opponents. Regardless of the skill level or even if they are part of a ‘rival’ team, it should be emphasised to children that every player deserves respect. Simple acts such as shaking hands after games, congratulating opponents and avoiding disrespectful behaviour are all parts of becoming a respectful athlete and individual.

 

SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

Whether it’s obvious or not, how coaches, parents and mentors act play a significant role in shaping a child’s attitude towards competition and sportsmanship. As a coach/parent/mentor, you should model the behaviours that you want to see in your young athletes. Showing grace in both victory and defeat, applauding good plays from opposing teams, remaining composed in challenging situations or even just acknowledging the efforts of all players will illustrate how to be a good sportsman to your aspiring athletes.

 

FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL GROWTH

Of course, when playing as part of a team, team success is important, but it is also important to focus on individual growth and development. You should encourage your young athletes to set personal goals, work on improving their skills and celebrate their progress along the way. It should also be emphasised that each player has their own unique journey and that success is measured not just by wins but also by personal growth and resilience.

 

TURN MISTAKES INTO LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Mistakes are inevitable, especially in the world of athleticism so it is beneficial to teach children how to embrace failure as a natural part of the learning process and as an opportunity for growth. Learning from mistakes, adjusting strategies and using failure as fuel for improvement are all ways to turn mistakes into learning opportunities. Remind them that even the most successful athletes have faced setbacks along their journey and that resilience is key to long-term success.

 

A healthy sense of competition can be a powerful force for personal growth and development, especially when it is approached with the right mindset. Teaching children the importance of respect, good sportsmanship and a focused mindset not only helps them to become better athletes, but it also helps them to become better individuals too.

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BUILDING CONFIDENCE THROUGH SPORTS

Sports play a huge role in the overall development of children and offer far more benefits than just improved physical fitness. Participating in sports from a young age helps children to build essential life skills, encourages social connection and nurtures self-confidence. There are many more other ways in which participation in sports can positively impact children, but it is important that parents, coaches and educators are also aware of how to help further nurture this development with practical strategies that build their confidence through sport.

 

HOW DOES PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS IMPACT A CHILD’S CONFIDENCE?

  1. Skill development

Children acquire new skills and improve existing ones through regular training and practice. This will then lead to a greater sense of accomplishment which will be rewarding and encourage them to further push their skills. Whether it’s scoring a goal at football or perfecting a gymnastics routine, each achievement boosts a child’s confidence in their abilities which not only encourages them within their sport, but within their everyday lives too.

 

  1. Resilience and perseverance

It is only natural that children who participate in sports will learn to deal with challenges, setbacks and failures. Through this, they will discover the value of perseverance and resilience which will help them to tackle future challenges with confidence and existing knowledge. Furthermore, as they navigate through tough training, devastating losses and moments of frustration, they are overcoming obstacles which will only make them stronger in the future.

 

  1. Teamwork and learning to collaborate

Team sports provide children with opportunities to work with others toward common goals. Because of this, children learn to communicate more effectively, build trust in their teammates and contribute to the success of the group. This sense of feeling valued and supported within a team environment boosts their self-esteem and confidence.

 

  1. Self-expression and creativity

Sports offer a safe environment for children to explore self-expression and creativity, allowing children to showcase their unique talents and abilities. It may be that they choreograph a routine at dance or devise a new play on the pitch, but no matter what way they choose to express themselves, they will gain confidence in expressing themselves authentically and creatively.

 

 

6 HELPFUL TIPS FOR BUILDING CHILDREN’S CONFIDENCE THROUGH SPORT

  1. Practice positive reinforcement

Ensure that you encourage and praise children’s efforts, progress and achievements. Positive reinforcement builds their confidence and motivation to continue working hard and striving for their best. Whilst it is important to focus on both their strengths and areas of improvement, offering constructive feedback and support along the way rather than harsh criticism will help to nurture their motivation instead of making them want to give in.

 

  1. Set realistic goals together

It is important not to overwhelm children with goals that are essentially out of reach. Instead, you should set achievable goals together that challenge them to grow and improve without overwhelming them. Larger goals can be broken down into smaller, more manageable steps and then each smaller milestone achieved can be celebrated to maintain their motivation and sense of progress. This goal setting will help children to foster a sense of purpose and direction, empowering them to take ownership of their development and progress.

 

  1. Create a supportive environment

A positive and supportive atmosphere will make children feel safe, respected and valued. This will help you and the children to get the most out of their sporting activities which will boost their confidence and sense of belonging. Encourage open communication, teamwork and mutual support both in and out of their sports.

 

  1. Promote inclusivity and diversity

Children of all backgrounds abilities and skill levels should be welcomed into sports. Creating opportunities for children to interact with peers from diverse backgrounds shows the importance of acceptance and inclusion. This celebration of diversity improves children’s experience with sports and boosts children’s confidence in their unique identities and contributions.

 

  1. Focus on effort and improvement

Shift the focus from outcomes to effort and improvement. Celebrating effort and improvement, rather than just wins and losses will teach children the value of hard work, dedication and perseverance. By doing this, you will instil a growth mindset and resilience in children which boosts their confidence and self-esteem. Moreover, encourage them to set personal goals, challenge themselves and strive for continuous growth and development.

 

  1. Lead by example

Children will look up to their parents, coaches and educators therefore it is essential that they lead by example and demonstrate confidence, resilience and sportsmanship in their own behaviours.

 

Participating in sports provides children with several benefits, all of which extend beyond the field. These benefits contribute massively to a child’s sense of confidence and self-esteem which is a crucial aspect of their personal development.

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