Course Detail

BSUK Activator Course - £0.00

3 hours taught, 0 hours of coursework

Dates and Times:Date: Monday 28th October
Time: 11am-2pm
Tutor:Liz Knight

Sobell Leisure Centre
Hornsey Road, Islington
N7 7NY

What is an Activator?

The Activator is a new role, aimed at increasing the number of 16+ playing recreational baseball and softball on a regular basis. Sessions can run anywhere, and at any time to meet the participants needs. At the park, in leisure centres, at work, in universities and further education colleges, youth centres, community groups and existing baseball and softball clubs or leagues. Wherever there is suitable space, indoor or out, baseball and softball can be played. The Award aims to engage players of all abilities, keeping sessions fun and focusing on participation through challenges, mini games as well as skill development and playing baseball and softball. The Activator may have a coaching background but the role is to facilitate activity not ‘coach’.

Who is the Activator Award suitable for?

Upskilling a volunteer, current player or coach to become an Activator and facilitate sessions
The Activator role can enhance what a club already offers to recruit new recreational members through providing a more affordable Award course to upskill workforce and offer a structure for recreational sessions that hasn’t been available through BaseballSoftballUK before.
The Activator may have a coaching background but the role is to facilitate activity, not ‘coach’.
The Activator role offers a taster into what leading a baseball or softball session may involve.

Why do the course?

•It will prepare you for deployment as an Activator in baseball and softball.
•If you would like to learn the rules and skills needed to introduce baseball and softball as a game to new participants, this is the course for you!
•On achieving the award, you will be able to facilitate extra-curricular activities in baseball and softball within educational settings such as schools, Further/Higher Education and community participation programmes.
•By attending and completing the course, you can gain a one-year membership of BSUK’s Activator Licence Scheme.

Learners need to be a minimum of 16 years of age
Be passionate about increasing participation and retaining the number of people playing recreations baseball and softball
Knowledge of baseball and/or softball is desirable

The cut off date for applications to this course has now passed.

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