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Face to Face Training

Developing and Managing a Sports Scholarship Programme

with Neil Rollings

Developing and Managing a Sports Scholarship Programme with Neil Rollings
Dates & Venues

    Sports Awards have become the norm for a great number of schools, and have grown enormously in popularity and scale in recent years. They have created a very competitive marketplace. The most able pupils are in great demand, and are often considering several possible schools. There has been a shift of emphasis away from simple fee discounting to supporting and developing performers. There is, however, a wide range of quality and effectiveness. This seminar looks at the entire process of building an industry-leading programme, encouraging applications, running a selection mechanism based on the science of talent identification and then optimising the contribution of Award holders once they are in the school. 

    This seminar is intended for schools who currently operate an Award programme, but wish to improve its impact - as well as those seeking to establish one for the first time.

    • What are you trying to achieve?
    • Advantages and disadvantages of sports awards
    • Overcoming objections
    • What are you offering?
    • How important is money? 
    • Promoting your awards 
    • Finding candidates: beating the competition
    • How many candidates should you have?
    • Generating publicity materials
    • Communicating with parents
    • Running the selection process
    • What does science say about Talent Identification
    • Managing disappointment
    • Optimising contribution and developing award holders
    • The Award programme in the school
    Programme
    • What are you trying to achieve?
    • Advantages and disadvantages of sports awards
    • Overcoming objections
    • What are you offering?
    • How important is money?
    • Promoting your awards
    • Finding candidates: beating the competition
    • How many candidates should you have?
    • Generating publicity materials
    • Communicating with parents
    • Running the selection process
    • What does science say about Talent Identification
    • Managing disappointment
    • Optimising contribution and developing award holders
    • The Award programme in the school
    Prices

    1 place £189
    2 places £319
    4 places £499

    Course runs 10am – 3.30pm. Prices include refreshments, lunch and resources. Excludes VAT.

    Tutors
    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings was Director of Sport in four HMC schools, over a 21 year career. He was an ISI Inspector and he now works with schools to develop and audit modern sports programmes and with Heads to appoint Directors of Sport. He is a regular conference speaker, influential blogger on school sport issues, and Chairman of PADSIS.

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