Adult and Junior Sports Coaching and Courses

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

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.

Running from 29th April until Sunday 5th May.  We have loads to choose from for under-fives including swimming, gymnastics and multi-sport and basketball and athletics for older kids.

With multiple sports across multiple venues near you, we have something for all the family. Click below to find your nearest Come and Try Session at your local venue and book your space today!

We are delighted to announce that we are re-instating our Learn to Swim - Club Galas across our swimming venues.  

This will be for swimmers in Swim skills 3, Swim skills 4, Club Ready and Junior Skills & Drills.  Our new page with more information is now live so click below for all the details!

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New Basketball Coaching

Available at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre and Meadowbank Sports Centre, our new classes for 10-12 years are now taking bookings! 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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We have closed bookings for this block of GymStars, however we will be starting a new block very soon! 

Join our weekly classes to learn choreographed Display Gymnastics routines!

  • Display Performances throughout the year as well as at our Festive Display
  • Requires a weekly commitment to attend due to team routines
  • Suitable for P1+ with previous basic gymnastics experience

Keep your eyes peeled on social media and our website for when bookings reopen! 

Normal Term dates

Our normal coaching term dates are below:

  • 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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Fancy yourself as a bit of a Tom Daley? Edinburgh Leisure is very proud to offer a fantastic diving pool at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, complete with a dedicated Dry Dive Area with trampolines and harnesses. Our diving programme follows the National Diving Award Scheme with classes to suit beginners right through to those at a competitive level.

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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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Jump into Sport

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.

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

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
£2.25 for 1 - 2 years
£3.25 for 3 - 10 years

Find out more about our soft play venues here.