Welcome to the biggest sports coaching club in town

Edinburgh Leisure is the biggest provider of sports coaching services in the city! We’ve 14 sports programmes taking place every week at our venues and pride ourselves on welcoming everyone, regardless of age or stage to join us.

So, whether you’re interested in learning to swim, climbing, or something in between, we think we’ve got it covered. Our quality sports programmes are led by dedicated sports coaches and teachers, where we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent progressive learning experience in a fun environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to the biggest coaching club in town. 




We are running coaching classes during the following periods:

  • Monday 12th August 2019 to Sunday 22nd December 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020 to Sunday 28th June 2020

Click on the coaching button below to see what is available. When you find something you like,contact the centre to book. There are also sports coaching camps during the school holidays. For more information click here. 


For more information about Coaching at Edinburgh leisure take a look at our FAQs or our sports pages below for more specific information



We’re running FREE Gym Nippers, Jump & Dive, Ballet, Hip Hop and Mini Scrummers sessions at the Royal Commonwealth Pool during week commencing 18 November for ages 18 months to 5 years old. Bring your wee one along for a fun-filled class!  Booking essential – call us on 0131 667 7211 to secure a place.

  • Tuesday - Ballet (3-5yrs) 15.00 ; Hip Hop (3-5yrs) 15.30
  • Wed - Rugby Mini Scrummers (3-5yrs) 12.00 ; Gym Nippers (3-5yrs) 12.45 ; Gym Nippers (18mths-3yrs) 13.35
  • Thursday - Gym Nippers (3-5yrs) 09.30 ; Gym Nippers (3-5yrs) 12.50
  • Friday - Jump & Dive 11.15 (3-5yrs)

For more information on the courses we run, please click here.



Our Gymnastics classes here at Tumbles at Portobello are a fantastic way for your children to develop physically and socially whist having fun.

  • Gymnippers - Our Gym Nippers classes help to develop motor skills, balance and agility. We have classes available for children as young as 18 months up to 5 with classes where parents can join in too.
  • Entry Stage - Children don't need any experience to join our entry stage. Here they learn fundamental skills and gain exposure to what gymnastics has on offer.

Contact Tumbles to book a place: Telephone 0131 669 0878 or email info.tumbles@edinburghleisure.co.uk

For more information Click Here or ask in venue.

We are hiring qualified coaches!

Whether you are looking to turn your passion into a full time career or looking to make a difference alongside your studies coaching with Edinburgh Leisure opens up a world of opportunity.

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For customers in our coaching programme, you can access your online coaching home portal anytime anywhere for;

  • updates on your child's progress
  • online booking for the next class

Follow this link for more information on how to set up your Coaching Home Portal account.




Athletics

Athletics can develop balance, coordination and confidence as well as fitness. Our classes teach different running, throwing and jumping activities and start at Mini-Athletics for pre-schoolers to courses for teens.

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Badminton

Develop your technique and improve through experience by joining one of the badminton clubs that play regularly at our venues, giving players of all ages and abilities the chance to learn or compete.

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Boccia

Boccia is a target ball sport similar to bowls. Our boccia session is open to both adults and young people with sensory, physical and learning disabilities

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Climbing

We have indoor climbing courses for all levels of experience, from taster courses to dry tooling and lead climbing. We can take you outside to some of the best mountains in Scotland. We can even help you make a career out of climbing.

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Dance

Dance classes can help sustain a young child's enthusiasm for movement and music. From ballet, highland dance to hip-hop and cheerleading, we have coaching to fit P1 to P7s.

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Diving

Practice twists and turns with trampolines and harnesses in the Dry Dive area before taking to the big boards. We follow the National Diving Award Scheme with classes for all levels.

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Football

Starting from the age of 3 to P7 children in our classes will develop confidence, spatial awareness and teamwork. As they progress they'll put their skills, tactics and knowledge into practice playing the game they enjoy. 

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Gym Nippers

Gymnastics can start when babies begin crawling. Pre-school gymnastics classes help develop a child’s motor skills, balance and agility. A great way to play with your baby or toddler and to meet other parents. 

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Gymnastics

Developing skills for life in strength, coordination, self confidence and body awareness. Gymnastics General teaches the basics of floor and vaulting skills from 5 years upwards before progressing to a higher class. 

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Judo

Our full contact judo courses progress through a grading system and involve throwing and holding movements promoting coordination, flexibility, balance, strength and endurance, teaching children self-discipline.

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Swimming

From toddlers to older adults, we aim to improve confidence in and out of the water, with an emphasis on fun and progression. Our swim teachers are fully accredited and follow Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Programme. 

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Tennis

We can get you or your kids on the way to serving up aces through our extensive junior and adult coaching programme, running according to age and ability.

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Trampolining

For children who like to be airborne. Trampolining delivers balance, coordination, cardio fitness and self-confidence. Toddlers and bouncing are a natural combination so courses start at pre-school age.

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Disability

We aim to make our coaching programme inclusive for all children and young people across the city. We have a range of classes available with different coach to participant ratios as well as opportunities to attend ASN specific classes.

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Holiday Activities

Whether you're looking for full day camps, top class sports coaching, or just some fun stuff to do in the holidays - we've got it all! So get the kids active and get some peace of mind.

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Have you considered a career in sports coaching? 

Get your foot on the ladder or further develop your skills with our range of professional courses. 

Also find out more about making being a coach with Edinburgh leisure. We don't just coach one age, ability, or sport. So we are always looking for lots of coaches from different backgrounds and disciplines to join our valued coaching team.


Get Qualified

Is it time for a career change or a new challenge? We run a wide range of professional coaching, lifesaving, climbing and First Aid courses.

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Coach with Us

Being a coach with Edinburgh Leisure opens up a world of opportunity with many benefits so that you can make the most out of coaching with us. 

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Swim Teacher Roles

There’s something magical about a good swim teacher. A person who can take ordinary men, women and children, then transform them into swimmers. 

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