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School Sports Coaching in Retford

In today's modern era dominated by advancing technology, where children immerse themselves in thrilling virtual adventures at push of a button, it's easy to overlook other activities crucial to a child's development. While video games offer excitement, they lack the ability to develop physical and mental well-being, motor skills, cognitive abilities and social skills, or instil discipline, resilience and self-esteem, all of which are benefits from participation in team sports and group activities.


Grade A Sports stands out as a premier provider of school sports coaching in Retford, boasting over a decade of experience in primary and secondary schools. We are committed to delivering top-notch physical education to pupils of all ages. We firmly believe no child should face barriers to achieving their dreams, regardless of their abilities or background. Through our extensive network of professional and grassroots clubs, we offer opportunities to propel children toward their career aspirations.


Reach out to our knowledgeable team and explore the sports coaching sessions that can help your little Mary Earps or Jude Bellingham reach new heights.

Benefits of Sport for Children

While we briefly discussed the benefits of child development through school sports coaching in Nottingham, we want to emphasise the full benefits participation in sports and group activities can bring to children, encompassing both physical and social aspects.

  • Physical Health
    Engaging in sports promotes regular exercise, strengthens muscles, improves cardiovascular health and helps maintain a healthy weight.

  • Social Skills
    Participation in group activities fosters teamwork, communication and leadership, essential for success in various aspects of life.

  • Sense of Belonging
    Sports cultivate camaraderie and a sense of belonging, reducing feelings of loneliness, enhancing social integration and nurturing empathy.

  • Discipline and Perseverance
    Through sports, children learn discipline, perseverance and resilience as they set goals, work hard and overcome challenges. They learn the value of effort and persistence to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Self-Confidence
    Achievements in sports boost children's self-confidence and self-esteem as they recognise their capabilities and accomplishments. Additionally, working as a team helps develop a supportive nature to others.

  • Healthy Competition
    Engaging in sports teaches children about healthy competition, promoting fair play, respect for opponents and graciousness in victory or defeat.

  • Stress Relief
    Participation in physical activities serves as an outlet for stress and pent-up energy, promoting mental well-being and reducing anxiety.

  • Life Skills
    Sports impart valuable life lessons such as time management, responsibility and the importance of dedication and commitment.


Overall, sports and group activities significantly contribute to children's holistic development, enhancing their physical, social and emotional well-being while equipping them with essential life skills for future success.

Nottingham Sport in Education 


When it comes to Nottingham school sports coaching, Grade A Sports has emerged as the leading choice for delivering a well-rounded offering of physical activity and sports theory. With extensive experience spanning over a decade and having served numerous schools in Nottingham, we have crafted a variety of packages tailored to accommodate the demanding schedules of schools.

Morning Packages

Our morning package includes a breakfast sports club and morning physical education sessions, including three lessons with incorporated knowledge focus. A lunch time sports club can be provided too at an additional cost.

Afternoon Packages

A lunch time sports club, afternoon physical education sessions and an after school sports club. Three more lessons are provided with this package and include the specific knowledge focus.

All-Day Packages

Our full-day packages include all six lessons with knowledge focus, the morning breakfast club, the lunch time sports club and the after school activities. This package provides an opportunity for many children of different ages to participate throughout the day and represents our best value for money.

Wrap Around Care

A weekly breakfast and after school club to help with all the children whose parents need to drop them off a little earlier or pick them up a little later.

After School Clubs

A sports after school club available for one or two hours. A wide range of mainstream and

alternative sports to choose from aimed at all abilities.

Bespoke Packages

A package designed to fit your school’s needs. Tailor your timetable to fit with your school schedule.


School Holiday Sports Activities

We Help Parents Too

“Mum, Dad, I’m bored.”

Does this ring a bell? Parents often face a significant challenge during school holidays: juggling work commitments while ensuring their children remain engaged. Securing suitable childcare or arranging activities can quickly turn into a logistical nightmare or an unwelcome financial strain.


During the summer of 2023, Grade A Sports stepped in to alleviate this burden by delivering more than 600 hours of high-quality sports and developmental activities to children in Retford and the neighbouring Nottingham areas as part of the HAF (Holiday Activity and Food) program. The primary goal of the HAF initiative is to help children from local schools during holiday periods, including offering free places to those who would typically receive free school meals.


We passionately believe that the HAF program is a vital initiative, enabling children from disadvantaged backgrounds to access the same opportunities and essential social development as their peers. Throughout the summer of 2023, we served over 2000 hot meals to children from more than 30 different schools, alongside hosting engaging holiday activities brimming with laughter, camaraderie and enjoyment.


Contact us to find out about our upcoming school holiday sports programme in Retford.

It's clear that Grade A Sports realise the positive difference sport and physical education can make to a pupil. They are highly skilled providers that act as a vital tool for schools.




Jason Lee
Equalities Education Executive

Professional Footballers' Association


Let’s Get Active Together

Sports serve as the ultimate means of connecting with others. If you meet someone who doesn’t share your language, what better way to communicate than by simply kicking a ball to them? Chances are, they'll kick it right back, highlighting the universal language and bond sports create.


At Grade A Sports, we wholeheartedly embrace this philosophy and provide unparalleled sports education to children through our Retford school sports coaching. Our mission revolves around aiding children in achieving personal growth and development through active participation in sports, thereby shaping a brighter future and improving their happiness today.


Have a chat with one of our helpful team and discover how one of our packages could make all the difference to your school, your pupils or your child.

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