Adult and Junior Sports Coaching and Courses

We offer a range of sports coaching lessons, led by qualified and experienced coaches. 

With 12 sports at 17 venues across Edinburgh, our coaching programmes help children to develop new skills, improve their agility and grow confidence.

Whether you're looking for a something for you or your child we have coaching and classes running across Edinburgh. If you just want to try something out or you're looking to hone your skills, you can take your pick from a range of different sports and activities.

Here's more information and FAQs on our coaching classes including booking and cancellation.

New Basketball Coaching

Available at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre and Meadowbank Sports Centre, our new pathway caters from 18 months to 9 years across four different classes. Space is limited so book your spot today! 

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Jump into Sport Multi-Sports class

The Jump into Sport program is a multi-sports class and develops physical literacy and spatial awareness and delivers multi-activity sport sessions specifically designed for children from 3 to 5 years old.

Each session is 45 minutes and allows children the opportunity to try of a wide range of sports including; athletics, tennis, gymnastics, 
football and lots more! 

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Normal Term dates

Our normal coaching term dates are below:

  • Thursday 5th January - Sunday 2nd April 2023
  • Monday 17th April - Sunday 2nd July 2023
  • Monday 14th August - Friday 22nd December 2023
  • Saturday 6th January - Friday 29 March 2024
  • Saturday 13th April-Sunday 30th June 2024

*Please note coaching at Balerno High School will not take place during w/c Monday 16th October 2023 and Monday 12th February 2024. Programmes at this venue take place over 40 lessons rather than 42.

Use our Coaching HomePortal to book and pay online for classes.  The Coaching HomePortal also allows you to book into additional classes, add siblings to your account and book them into a suitable class.

  • Current customers without an activated Coaching HomePortal account - please activate your account first. Click here for a guide to help you activate your account.

  • Current customers with an activated Coaching HomePortal account - Click here to go to the Coaching HomePortal.  When booking your class please ensure you enter your email and password under the Returning Customers section.

  • New customers - Click here to go to the Coaching Homeportal.  Once you have selected your class, select the option to Register as a new customer.

Once you have booked and paid online, and received your confirmation, your space is guaranteed. 

Click here for information on how to move you or your child onto a different class


Our programme offers children from P1-P7 a wide variety of athletics events and techniques, and focuses on the FUNdamental movement skills, important in every child’s development. Tailored to suit children of all skill levels from beginners to competitors.

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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 the Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Programme.

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Classes for children who are new to badminton and those who are wanting to improve their game, from P1 upwards

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From shooting to dribbling, lay ups to free throws: there’s plenty of fun to be had on the court. This fast-paced game is a great way to hone skill and accuracy. 

Our new pathway currently on offer at Meadowbank Sports Centre and Ainslie Park Leisure Centre caters from 18 months to 9 years. 

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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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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 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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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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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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Developing skills for life in strength, coordination, self confidence and body awareness. Gymnastics teaches the basics of floor and vaulting skills from Primary 1 upwards before progressing to a higher class.

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Gym Nippers

Our Gym Nippers classes help to develop motor skills, balance and agility.  Progress within these classes will be monitored against the Edinburgh Leisure class competencies and you can keep a track by signing up to our home portal.

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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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Multi-Sport early years activities are the perfect introduction to sport and exercise. Try out a wide range of sports including athletics, tennis, football, gymnastics and more in a fun and social environment. 

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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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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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Under 5s

Help your little one to get active, learn new skills and more importantly have fun! With coached activities including swimming, dancing, football, diving, trampolining and gymnastics there's something for every little one to get involved and get moving with us. 

If you have children in a coaching class you don’t have to wait around our venues. Any customer accompanying a child to their coaching class can visit the gym or pool whilst their child is in their class for a discounted price. 

Enjoy a discounted gym visit at the following venues while your child enjoys their class. At only £4.99 it’s a great way to fit in your own workout.  

Ainslie Park, Craiglockhart Leisure Centre, Dalry Swim Centre, Drumbrae Leisure Centre, EICA Ratho, Gracemount Leisure Centre, Kirkliston Leisure Centre, Leith Victoria Swim Centre, Meadowbank Sports Centre, Portobello Swim Centre, Queensferry High School and the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Discounted Swim Visits are also available at Ainslie Park, Drumbrae Leisure Centre, Gracemount Leisure Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool

Just £3.20 (£3.90 at the Commie) when accompanying your child to their coaching class.

Ask a member of the team in your venue for more information.

Got kids in coaching? Why wait, drop into soft play and enjoy a 30-minute discounted session with your little one while your other child is enjoying their class. 

50p for 6 - 11 months
£2.00 for 1 - 2 years
£3.00 for 3 - 10 years

Find out more about our soft play venues here.