Go Spike Activator Award (Volleyball)


Trinity School
Love Lane
RG14 2DU
Contact Name
Mekaya Gittens
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
01628 472 851
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 (11:00 - 13:00)
Team Berkshire
Activator, Berkshire, Newbury, Sports Education Week, Training, Volleyball, Volunteers
The Go Spike Activator is a new role, aimed at increasing the number of 16+ playing recreational volleyball on a regular basis. Sessions can run anywhere at any time; leisure centres, beach courts, parks, at work, youth centres, community groups and existing volleyball clubs. Where there is suitable space indoors or out - volleyball can be played. The Award aims to engage players of all abilities, keeping sessions fun and focusing on participation through challenges and adapted Games. The Activator may have a coaching background but the role is to facilitate activity not ‘coach’.

The Go Spike Activator Award is suitable for:

  • Upskilling a volunteer, current player or coach to become an Activator and faciliate Go Spike sessions
  • The Activator role can enhance what a club already offers to recruit new recreational members through providing a lower cost Award course to upskill workforce and offer a structure for recreational sessions that hasn't before been available through Volleyball England
  • The Activator may have a coaching background but the role is to facilitate activity not 'coach'
  • The Activator role offers a taster into what leading a volleyball session may involve. Activators may choose to step on to the coaching pathway to undertake a UKCC Level 1 course

What Will the Go Spike Award Course Cover?

The Go Spike Activator Award course will cover the following themes:

  • What makes a good Activator?
  • Activator Session Planning
  • STEPs Principle (Space, Task, Equipment, People)
  • Practical: Challenges and Adapted Games
  • Where next and participant retention
  • Understanding Marketing and Administration

By the end of the Award Activators will be able to:

  • Facilitate and lead volleyball activity with participants new to volleyball – or those already playing recreationally
  • Enthuse people to build confidence, engage them and sustain their participation
  • To set up and run regular sessions; meet and greet participants and provide a social and welcoming atmosphere
  • Introduce volleyball shots and rules
  • Use the STEPs principle to choose appropriate practices, games and equipment according to the playing level of the participants


Please select a date from the dropdown above to purchase tickets.

REFUNDS: A full refund will be provided for course booking cancellations received at least 1 week (5 full working days) before the course start date. Unfortunately, cancellations received after this date cannot be refunded. Bookings made within a week (5 full working days) of the course start date also are ineligible for refunds if cancelled.

This is one of many courses available as part of our Sports Education Week. To see what else is on, please have a look here Get Berkshire Active Website - www.getberkshireactive.org/sportsedweek

Register your interest


Register your interest with Get Berkshire to receive the course for a reduced rate of £35. Once registered you will will receive a link through to Volleyball England to register for your place!


Sales end 12th October 2018

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