22 June 2022

Grow your business with Sporting Schools

As Taekwondo continues to bounce back from the pandemic, affiliated clubs have an excellent opportunity to help their cash flow thanks to Taekwondo Kickstarters.

Taekwondo Kickstarters is delivered to primary schools across Australia as part of Sporting Schools, an Australian Government initiative to keep kids active, build their confidence and introduce them to different sports.

Australian Taekwondo Accredited Sporting Schools Instructors deliver Taekwondo Kickstarters in a local primary school setting. The sessions give children a fun, safe and engaging introduction to the core physical skills required. Not to mention the broader life skills Taekwondo teaches, such as focus and discipline.

Australian Taekwondo’s Participation Manager, Ben Exton, said the program has the potential to provide a significant financial boost to instructors and their clubs.

“Australian Taekwondo Accredited Instructors receive $100 per session and can be booked from anywhere between 10-25 sessions per school on average,” said Exton.

“The other benefit is that Instructors are getting referrals from that school back to their club. So, they’re also getting leads for new business.”

Exton highlighted that Accredited Taekwondo Kickstarters Instructors are also given important promotional tools to publicise their sessions and their club.

“We’ve made a promotional pack for clubs and schools, which includes a video, digital marketing assets and a flyer that everyone can use and push out in their local areas,” Exton explained.

All instructors are given a suite of comprehensive lesson plans and supporting resources to help them deliver an exciting experience to school students. This includes:

  • 6 lessons of approximately 45 minutes per lesson that is adaptable to suit individual school requirements.
  • Each lesson consists of a warmup, fun games and technique development. All activities have been designed to cater to students of varying abilities and ensure maximum participation.
  • Emphasis is placed on the teaching of positive student messages, including wellness and anti-bullying themes.

To register, coaches need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Be a member of Australian Taekwondo
  • Complete the online Kickstarters Coach Accreditation

Once instructors have met these requirements, they can contact local schools, develop lesson plans that are appropriate for students’ needs and organise sessions that can be run before, during or after school.

Exton said this school term had been a very successful one for Taekwondo Kickstarters and as more coaches get involved, its growth looks set to continue.

“It’s going really well. This [school] term has probably been our best term in 12 months, and I’m also envisioning a big next term.”

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, you can register here.

Further information about Taekwondo Kickstarters can be found here.