What is sports hub

transforming from natural movement into competent playing

Sports Incubation

Most children love to play, but poor coaching which focuses on inappropriate outcomes often interrupts this spontaneous interest. Sports Incubation facilities the transformation from natural movement into competent playing of a variety of sports.

The movement sciences show clearly defined stages of development. Each stage is unique with specific windows of opportunity to achieve stage objectives:

Active Start

(0 – 6 Years)
Movement Skills

Fundamental phase

(5 – 9 Years)
Sports Incubation

Learn to Train

(8 – 11 Years)
Structured Sports

There are soft barriers between each stage allowing for the  flexibility which is required when working with children. Competence in the preceding stage objectives facilitates a smooth transition into the next stage.

The best way to approach coaching is to do what is “right” for that particular age/stage. Sports Hub equips and prepares each child for the next phase of coaching.


The key outcomes of Sports Incubation:

  • The development of competent players with the ability to cross the stage barriers seamlessly
  • Students that can transfer their skill sets to any chosen activity/sport
  • More students that continue to play sport after the Foundation Phase
  • Socially and emotionally secure boys/girls
  • Healthy, energized children

combination of best practice in both science and coaching


The Sports Hub program is underscored by two essential elements:

Sports Sciences:

We use Canadian Sport 4 Life program, which provides clear data to support the different stages of development. Sports Hub reports under the FUNdamental stage where players are exposed to the fundamentals of the various sports.

During the foundation phase all children have to master a wide range of sport skills, drills and match play components. The final outcome of the FUNdamental stage is a student who has transformed skill-wise from “Component mover” to “FUNdamental Sports Player”.


Visit Canadian Sports for Life for more info.

Coaching Program Methodology:

Sports Hub deliberately uses a child-centered coaching methodology that places the students best interest at the centre of lessons. Sports Hub creates a safe learning environment where mistakes are accepted and managed as a natural part of the learning process. Each component of the lesson is taught, then coached and then implemented.

Through a combination of best practice in both science and coaching, our Sports Hub program ensures that students will not only improve their skill level in each sport, but also grow as confident, competent individuals.


Program and Content

Yearly Overview

Five Progressive Year-Long Programs

Sports Hub consists of 5 progressive year-long programs. Each program has clearly defined term and lesson specific outcomes to continuously move closer to our goal of developing confident, competent sports players.

Six Popular Sports

We coach six popular South African school sporting disciplines, including Tag Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Netball, Hockey and Tennis.

These sports have been specifically selected as they are skill intensive and played by both genders.

Three Evaluations per Year

Evaluation is a key component of the Sports Hub program. Each student is evaluated 3 times per year to track progress and provide feedback.

Tag Rugby






Program and COntent


There are 4 terms each with a minimum of 8 lessons. Each is designed to complement the stage objective but also to achieve a lesson specific objective.

The lessons are comprehensive and contain three key components, namely, Skills, Drills and Match Simulation






Skills are always sports specific and are taught in a manner that ensures progression. Skills are reduced to their basic components and then re-assembled to create a functional whole.

The effective coaching of skills hinges on teaching the:

  • Set up – starting position of skill
  • Movement – all movements required to do the skill correctly
  • Finish – the correct finish of the skill


Drills are sequences of skills that are used in sport. The effective coaching of drills hinges on teaching the:

  • Sequence – ensures correct sequence of skills
  • Flow – seamless transaction from skill to skill
  • Timing – correct and timeous execution in match conditions


Drills are sequences of skills that are used in sport. The effective coaching of drills hinges on teaching the:

  • Sequence – ensures correct sequence of skills
  • Flow – seamless transaction from skill to skill
  • Timing – correct and timeous execution in match conditions

Match Simulations

The mini match component incorporates a match simulation where students can practice playing the game. Here the coach’s focus shifts from individual to team directed outcomes.

Matches consist of various components but emphasize the one specific match skill that needs to be taught in a controlled, safe environment before it can be applied while playing a match.

These include: Competition – Win or Loose, Decision making, Coping with pressure, Spatial awareness, Vision, Set pieces, Positional play and Attacking and defensive play

What makes us Different

Coaching Code


Qualified coaches


Child-centered teaching but sport specific coaching (LTPD)


Maximum of 10.1 student to coach ratio


School sports as a base for skill development


Results orientated coaching with the aim to develop each student


Age appropriate and stage specific coaching program


Age specific sports equipment

We believe that high performance is built upon, and must co-exist with, recreation and participation. We see a continuum of stages of human and athletic development, not a division between “the best” and “the rest”. 

Sports for Life - Philosophy

Everybody wins!

Circle of Winners

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