Hub Schools

YST Hub Schools
National examples of best practice and innovative approaches, which can demonstrate and develop the impact on participation in non-traditional school sports in both school and community settings.

Working closely with Youth Sport Trust, the schools work with a specific target group of non-engaged participants to provide them with a non-traditional sporting offer that meets their personal demands. The programme measures success through the impact on aspirations, participation and achievement of students in school.

Through establishing the project using insight directly from young people, schools select to embed a theme of activity into their extra-curricular offer and promote participation in a variety sporting roles including Participant, Coach, Leader, Official, Competition Organiser, Social Media Manager, Photographer and many more of relevance to each sport.

Themes include:

  • Discipline & Self Control Sport Hubs
  • Wind & Wave Sport Hubs
  • Extreme/Park Sport Hubs
  • Outdoor Adventure Hubs
  • Wheelchair Sport Hubs
  • Team Sport Hubs

Schools within the project promote transition of young people into community settings in a variety of roles and develop their links with local sports infrastructure to maximise engagement and support available to young people. As part of the innovative Hub School network, schools gather  and share insight through monitoring tools and informal development opportunities across the academic year.

As part of the programme offer, schools receive:

  • Development funding
  • Resources to support in school delivery including equipment
  • Access to resources and training for delivery staff and leaders as appropriate to each theme
  • Additional support including NGB staff and YST staff support
  • Networking opportunities to share and learn about best practice across the network

Our Hub Schools network featured in the Youth Sport Trust's 2017/18 Impact Report (published February 2019) - which you can see here.

For further information, please contact:

Roman Neveykin 
Development Officer - Leadership Programmes
07701 007432