Social Development Pathway

Vista Sports Development’s social development pathway engages with young people from the age of 11 years old, through various workshops and programmes focused on addressing issues which affect young people. We also work with NEETs, ex-offenders, and young people by helping them find opportunities to work in a sports, media or arts-related environments.

Please see the information below on a number of programmes and workshops that VISTA Sports Development is either in the process of delivering or currently in development.

School Workshops

Vista Resolve Programme

– Conflict Resolution workshop to help young people with the transition from primary school.

Vista SPORT:LIFE Programme

– helps young people identify how to improve their behaviour, academic progress and attendance/punctuality; by relating life to sport-related scenarios.

VISTA Drama Intervention – Currently in development

We currently have more secondary school workshops in the development and/or pilot stage

Community Engagement

Introduction to Coaching Workshop – short 2 day workshop for people from 15-25 years old helping them to learn training methods, philosophy and player-centred approach to coaching children from 5-11 years old. The young people targeted are NEETs, Youth Offenders, Leaving Care and BME groups.

Coach volunteers – offering coaches the chance to volunteer their time working with young people from the age of 5 years old.

Alternative Sports Provision

Vista Sport Provision

VISTA Sports Development is developing an alternative provision for young people that find themselves disengaged from mainstream education. We work with young people who have been excluded, school refusers, have medical issues or generally unable to cope in a normal educational setting. VISTA offers a specialised curriculum which focuses on Sports, Media and Arts. Our main focus is that education and training are delivered to a high standard. The courses offered include the following;

Level 2 Vocational Qualifications

  • Coaching Sports
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Media / Life Skills

GCSE Qualifications

  • Home Economics: Child Development
  • Leisure and Tourism
Benefits of VISTA’s Social Development Pathway
School Workshops
  • Reduced low level disruption / improved behaviour logs
  • Improved attainment and student motivation
  • Improved attendance and punctuality
  • More engaged students
  • Young people are able develop their social skills
Community Engagement
  • Young people are able to build positive relationships with volunteers
  • Allows volunteers to gain necessary experience / coaching hours working with young people, which may help them find employment
Alternative Sports Provision
  • Allows young people to enhance their skills within the Sports, Media and Arts sectors
  • Young people benefit from gaining a qualification that will help them go on to further education or access further training or employment within a specific area
  • Young people can gain specialist support