Leading on Sports Plus is extremely rewarding. It's great to see young people improving in their sport and understanding more about what Jesus has done for them. When you are not coaching or leading your team there are opportunities to receive sports ministry training and make great connections with like-minded Christians.
Sports Plus leaders and coaches must have a passion to follow Jesus and love sport. We want leaders who are faithful to the Gospel, willing to serve God, the young people and each other.
There is also a trainee stream for those coming to Sports Plus for the first time or transitioning from Young Athlete. Leaders/Coaches/Trainees need to be aged 18 or over by the time of camp.
To download the pdf about the trainee stream and coaches, leaders and support staff responsibilities please click here.
Inspire a generation of young sports people to live life to the full for Jesus
Receive sports ministry training when you are not leading your team or coaching
Hang out with like-minded coaches and young adults that love Jesus and are competitive sports people
Be inspired to represent Christ in your sports clubs as a coach, player, umpire or administrator
Full residential camp with professionally catered food.
As a Sports Plus leadership team we all have different responsibilities and gifts. Each role has equal value in helping Sports Plus run smoothly in order to serve the young athletes. You can serve at Sports Plus as a team leader, trainee, coach or support staff. All Sport Plus leaders will be required to attend pre-camp training events, including arriving at camp a day early to allow time to prepare as a team. Dates for Sports Plus Perth 2020 are Sunday 12th July to Friday 17th July.
Leader - Each team will be assigned two Team Leaders. Team Leaders will be responsible for a small group of young people, encouraging them in their sport and understanding of Christ. The Team Leader role includes the delivery of a daily bible study and spending time with young athletes when they’re not getting coaching in sport (e.g. meal times, evening/morning meetings, free time, team challenge, 1-2-1s).
Coach - At Sports Plus we aim to provide high quality coaching to help the young athletes improve in their sport across the week. Coaches will be expected to take 1-2 x 2 hour coaching sessions each day. Our desire is for all coaches to be NCAS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) qualified.
Trainees - As a potential future leader at Sports Plus (you need to be 18 or over) the trainee stream is designed to help you to develop a grounding in understanding the Gospel, provide training on what it means to be a Christian in the sports culture and to help run team challenge at Sports Plus.
Support Staff - Support Staff help make Sports Plus run smoothly and provide specialist support in key areas. Support Staff roles are wide ranging and include the following: General Support Staff, Childcare Team, Tech Team, Admin Team
The cost of Sports Plus for leaders and coaches is $380 (Student discount - $295) and includes 6 days accommodation and three, professionally catered meals per day at Swan Valley Adventure Centre. We understand that you are giving up valuable time but guarantee that you will leave Sports Plus with far more than you put in. Sports ministry training will also be run for leaders and coaches throughout the Sports Plus week. Our desire is to inspire the next generation to follow Jesus in their sport and, as such, trust you will be excited to invest with us in this vision. By having our leaders and coaches pay to come to Sports Plus it helps keep the cost down for the young athletes.