Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 27-03-2018

Sports coaches to be taught 'superheroes' method

by TH

Sports coaches to be taught 'superheroes' method

Sports coaches on the Isle of Man are being given the chance to learn more about teaching children to become superheroes.

Isle of Man Sport is hosting a visit from Simon Brundish – he has developed the 'superheroes' approach to teaching children about movement.  

The method involves 120 exercises across 24 gradually increasing levels - a workshop will teach Island coaches how to implement the training into their coaching sessions.

Five superheroes are used to represent different movement patterns – young people are encouraged to dress up to make the training more fun.

Simon says: "Movement confidence and competence are crucial in helping young people to develop physically active habits that will stay with them into adulthood.

"Kids love the superheroes format because it is fun and keeping sport fun keeps kids in sport."

Sports Coaching Coordinator Trevor Christian says: "Following the popularity and feedback from the 2017 Isle of Man Sport Lecture – which was delivered by Phil Moreland and focussed on physical literacy – there is clearly appetite from coaches for new and practical ideas on how they can develop fundamental movement skills in their coaching sessions. 

"This workshop will support coaches in enhancing the delivery of their coaching sessions and improving technique for the Island's up and coming sports men and women."

The workshop takes place on Saturday, April 21st at St Ninian’s Lower School from 9am to 11.30am.  

Anyone interested in attending the workshop can book online at  


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