Step into Sport Inclusive Youth Leadership

Step into Sport Inclusive Youth Leadership focuses on the development of leadership skills in young people with SEND, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles.

This leadership programme, which engages over 1,500 young leaders each year, is part of the Youth Sport Trust's Leadership Framework and supports young people to 'Learn to Lead' - an introduction to Leadership. The YST Leadership Framework can be downloaded here.

Young Sports Leaders will develop skills such as: Creativity, Communication, Planning, Organisation and Decision-Making. 

Step into Sport will give young people the opportunity to develop behaviours such as: Aspirations, Enthusiasm, Responsibility, Curiosity and Confidence.

To support the delivery of the programme and ensure it is flexible and accessible for as many schools and young people as possible, the Youth Sport Trust (in partnership with Lead Inclusion Schools) have developed a range of delivery approaches which are outlined below. Please find summaries of these approaches along with links to all the content and support materials you will need to deliver Step into Sport in your schools and across your counties. All of this information can also be found in the Lead Inclusion School One Drive.

Face to Face

Traditional delivery either in a central venue where two or more schools come together or in a single school. This approach is Athlete Mentor led, working alongside a Young Role Model and school staff to deliver the camp. 

Click here for the support material and resources you will need to deliver Step into Sport Face to Face.

Virtual Pre-recorded

In this approach all modules have been pre-recorded allowing schools to complete the sessions at a time that suits them. This can be over one day or broken up over multiple days. Activities have been adapted so they can be delivered both in a sports hall or classroom if space is tight. To ensure Athlete Mentor involvement, schools can choose to host a summer term celebration event to bring their Step into Sport leaders together from across the county. 

Click here for the support material and resources you will to deliver Step into Sport virtually.