Teaching (Sports) Personal Statement 2
Sport has always been a huge part of my life ever since I started playing competitive football at the age of nine. Playing for successful teams at club level and having a short stint at Saint ********* FC has allowed me to play under quality managers and obtain valuable coaching knowledge and learn from experience
Throughout my football career my leadership qualities have been recognised and commended by my mangers, resulting in captaincy at all the clubs I've been attached to. My approach is determined and I try to lead by example and encouragement. At present I am captain of **** ****** High school U18's and ******** Amateurs. Being given the chance to be a prefect and house captain of Douglas has also given me a valuable insight to taking responsibility for others which I see as being vital skill when teaching people.
In order to get a flavour of teaching first hand I have arranged a community placement within the P.E department of the school assisting the teachers in demonstrations, observations and absorbing valuable skills from persons of experience.
I am sure that being able to handle the pressure of a university course is one of the major factors in achieving success. My ability to handle pressure has grown considerably over the past seven months not least through my experience of working as a Commis chef. Having to work in an intense environment with trained professionals has given me a valuable insight into working life and having to handle the strains of maintaining a high pressure job. Hopefully this will also stand me in good stead for the pressures of a university degree.
I have chosen to do a sports orientated course as performing sport has always given me the highest satisfaction and ever since I can remember I have been envious of sports coaches and physical education teachers knowing when I grew up this is also what I wanted to do with my life.
Sport has so much to offer young and old alike. I hope that by qualifying in the field of sport coaching I can put something back into the system.
Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018
Whether watching or participating, Sport can be fun, exciting and at times rewarding. This is a personal view, but it is likely to be a view which is shared by other people of all ages. My enthusiasm for Sport first came to light when I was picked to try out for the County Trials, in Netball. Even though I was unsuccessful, it still didn't prevent me from furthering my performance in Sport.
From an early age, my passion for Sport has continued to grow, and it is these qualities that I wish to channel towards a successful teaching career within Physical Education.
My passion is and has always been to become a fully qualified Secondary School Physical Education teacher and in doing so will channel my energy throughout the course.
Having studied Physical Education as a GCSE option and then studying a Public Service course at College, I have been able to gain a vast amount of knowledge and feel that studying a degree course at University will help provide me with the necessary skills and qualities.
Whilst studying at College, I was awarded the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA). Leading up to this award, I completed numerous hours of voluntary work, which involved me taking part in after school clubs within a Secondary School. This provided me with experience and more of an insight into teaching at Secondary level. After completing my College course I was awarded the 'Best Sports Performance' award.
I am very fortunate at the moment, as I am currently assisting Physical Education teachers at a Secondary School during lesson time. This opportunity provides me with a chance to work alongside qualified Physical Education teachers, planning lessons and gaining valuable hands on experience with children at Secondary School level. This has been extremely rewarding for me, as the feedback given from not only the Physical Education teachers but the pupils has been beneficial for my confidence and my encouragement, especially when I can see the pupils enjoying Physical Education.
The majority of my interest is towards Sport, whether it's watching or playing. My favorite Sport is Hockey and I currently train and play for my local Hockey Club. Being a part of this club has been enjoyable, as there are people who are of all ages and abilities which I train alongside. In participating in this Sport, it will hopefully help enable me to widen my skills within this Sport and in time perform to a higher level of those I train with. I have not only participated in Hockey, but I also play: Netball, Football, Athletics, Basketball and Tennis.
I not only play Sports, but I Swim, Walk, and Cycle along with socializing with friends and people of all age groups.
To be given the chance to study for a degree in Physical Education, would allow me to combine skills which I already posses, with the necessary skills and qualities which I will hopefully learn throughout the duration of the course.
I am a determined person who looks forward to getting to know the surroundings and challenges of University life and that of the course which I so strongly desire to be part of. I fully acknowledge the effort and commitment needed for a career such as this, but I strongly believe that I posses the desire and motivation which will help me to excel within this area.
I will be able to share my excitement with the pupils to make Physical Education lessons as enjoyable for them as it was for me.