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.
If you are looking for a brand new experience for you or your children, or are wanting to improve existing skills, check out the full range of coached activities below and contact the venue direct to book your place. Getting registered is easy and all payments are made through Direct Debit.
We look forward to welcoming you to the biggest coaching club in town
We are running coaching classes during the following periods:
- Monday 16th April 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018
- Monday 13th August 2018 to Sunday 14th October 2018
- Monday 22nd October 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018
- Saturday 5th January 2019 to Sunday 7th April 2019
- Monday 22nd April 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019
There are also sports coaching camps during the school holidays. For more information on there click here.
Each sport on our coaching programme contains several class levels. Each level then has a list of skills (known as competencies) that each child will practice and at some stage the coach will assess your child’s ability to complete that skill. Once all the competencies for that level have been achieved, your child is ready to move up to the next step as soon as a convenient space in a class becomes available.
We understand that you will be interested in seeing how your child is getting on with these skills so once your child is registered, follow this link for more information on how to set up your Coaching Home Portal so you can access your child’s details and see how they are progressing.
We recognise that children learn at different speeds, so the coaching staff will assess children’s progress every few weeks. Please don’t worry if it takes a while to see some progress as your child will still be having loads of fun practicing new skills and making new friends.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it time for a career change or a new challenge? Have you considered a career in sports coaching? We run a wide range of professional coaching, lifesaving, climbing and First Aid courses.
Swim & Dive
All of our swim and dive education courses are accredited by UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) / SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) and presented in association with Scottish Swimming.
We hold regular Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) courses around Edinburgh. Courses include RLSS UK NPLQ 8th Edition, which are recruitment requirements for many jobs at leisure and sports centres in the UK.
First Aid Training
Our First Aid courses are accredited by Ofqual and presented in association with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), which ensures your qualification is recognised nationwide.
Industrial Rope Access Training
Industrial rope access is used in a wide range of industries and jobs, including offshore oil and gas, construction and civil engineering. EICA: Ratho is a trainer member of IRATA International, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association