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Developing and Managing a Sports Scholarship Programme

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    The place of Sports Awards has changed considerably in recent years. Most schools have some type of programme, but they vary considerably in effectiveness. Many are unclear what they are trying to achieve. 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. 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.


    • 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


    1 place £199
    2 places £329
    4 places £499

    Excludes VAT.

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

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