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From core strength training to basketball, we at Simply Sports believe that each Learner would benefit most from tailor-made sessions. This could range from sports to sensory activity depending on the Learner’s abilities. Typically we find the upper potential of the Learner’s innate ability and create activities based on what interests them to challenge and help them develop.
You may be unsure whether our classes are suitable for your Learner. We offer a 1-hour private session free trial for new Learners that allows us to better gauge our new learner, begin to build a relationship and formulate plans for their development. Parents and Guardians are welcome to observe during this trial.
Please contact us to find out more about our free trial session.
We are happy to provide lessons to any Learners aged 5+. Typically we will try to arrange our Learner’s in appropriate age groups. However, our group classes are organised dependent on the Learner’s ability and not their age.
This is highly dependent on the Learner’s ability and Parent’s preference. Group and private classes range from 60 - 120 minutes.
Parents and guardians are welcome to be present during class however they are not required. If your Learner may experience some anxiety or discomfort without a familiar face nearby, we recommend that a guardian is present for the first few sessions. Generally, we encourage parents or guardians to join in on some activities to promote socialization further.
At Simply Sports, we believe that the bond built between our Guides and Learners is important for the Learner’s development. Therefore we would try our best to allocate the same coach to Learners on a weekly basis. Except for in unforeseen circumstances, the same coach will be provided.
Classes can be held at private locations of the Learner, parent or institute's choice. Depending on the ability of the Learner and the facilities required, we are able to host lessons at schools, institutes, private residences, private facilities or the public sports facilities.
As we offer a wide array of classes which vary in group size, length and facility requirement we need to adopt a flexible pricing based on the above factors.
Please contact us for pricing information.
We follow current Hong Kong Government social restrictions and continue to hold sessions with 7 Learners max, along with 1 Guide.
Our guides are all vaccinated (3 or above vaccinations).
All of our classes have and will continue to operate within the scope of the restrictions in place at the time. All of our Guides are regularly tested for COVID-19 and we adhere to CDC’s 6 steps COVID-prevention guidelines in all our sessions.
SEND Learner Research
For all children, the benefits of engaging in regular physical activity are well-established. Focus is often cast on physical benefits such as improved cardio-vascular fitness, reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese, and increased bone and muscle strength. These are especially important for Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who, in general, experience poorer physical health outcomes than other children of the same age. According to Sport England only one in 10 disabled young people over 16 are engaging in more than 90 minutes of physical activity each week – as opposed to the 60 minutes a day recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.
There is clear evidence pointing towards a relationship between physical activity and improved mental well-being, the development of problem solving skills, and increased concentration and academic achievement among Learners with SEND. When Learners with SEND engage in physical activity in groups, especially when those groups include children without SEND, they have been found to develop important life skills like verbal and non-verbal communication, sharing and the ability to make and keep friends. These skills are crucial in later life for developing strong and supportive social networks, gaining employment and living independently.
Regular physical activities for SEND Learners can bring about the following benefits:
-Improvements in muscle strength, coordination, and flexibility.
-Improve exercise endurance, cardiovascular efficiency, and possibly increased life expectancy.
-Experience better balance, motor skills and body awareness. Improvement in behaviour, academics, self-confidence and ability to build friendships.
-Overall boost to their health, quality of life and their self-esteem.
-Experiencing a sense of accomplishment, winning or personal satisfaction. Increases in attention span, on-task behaviour, and level of correct responding.
-Increase in appetite and improve quality of sleep.
-Will see a decrease in secondary health complications like obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol and diabetes.
-Will find an outlet for their physical energy, will help them cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
D'Elia, Francesca. "Inclusion in physical and sport education for special movement needs." (2021).
Everybody Here? Play and leisure for disabled children and young people (Contact a Family, 2002) Available to download from: www.cafamily.org.uk/leisure.pdf
Friend, Marilyn, and William D. Bursuck. Including students with special needs. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1999.
Improving the Life Chances of disabled People (2005) Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. www.strategy.gov.uk/work_areas/disability/
Moore, Lin, and Elaine Zweig. "Play Experiences in Early Childhood Education: Inclusion of Children With Special Needs." Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices. IGI Global, 2021. 1-22.
A programme for our Parents and Guardians.
These series of workshops are for Parents and Guardians to gain insights on how to help their children succeed; they will learn about effective and practical strategies such as affirmation and encouragement.
They will also explore some of the key issues in the area of SEN, e.g., anger management and integration, as well as help parents manage and deal with their own stress level through relaxation techniques. These workshops are also a great opportunity and platform for the Parents of Learners to share their views and advices.One of our more popular workshops is named Covid-19 and SEN - a course we specially designed to help our parents through these trying times.