Our weekly class programme caters for pre-school aged children (2-5 years old), primary school aged children in P1-P7 and those in S1-S4. The programme offers a great selection of fun sporting activities to try, with all sessions led by fully qualified sports coaches.
*Please note: prices listed are per session but places are only available to those signing up to a full block of classes.
9 January – 18 February 2023
20 February – 1 April 2023
24 April – 27 May 2023
29 May – 1 July 2023
Information for parents
Find out all you need to know about signing your child up for a Junior Saints membership, how to book, and important information and what to expect from our classes, camps and coaching sessions. Find out more.
Bookings can also be made in person at reception, by emailing [email protected] or by phoning +44 (0)1334 46 2190.
To book online, please register an account on the online booking platform for each child by choosing a username and password, and entering your child’s unique Junior Saints membership number.
If you don’t have this number to hand please contact our reception team.
Climbing Age 8 – 12 / Age 11 – 18
Our blocks of Junior Saints climbing classes offer children aged 8-18 years old the chance to learn to climb in a supervised environment, with sessions run by qualified instructors.
Courses run for 5-7 weeks at a time. Each class is limited to a maximum of 6 children per class, so book early to avoid disappointment. Places may also be booked at any point through the programme, providing the class isn’t full.
participants will need to arrive at least 10 minutes early to check out equipment and to get all necessary forms completed
all participants will require a parental consent form to be completed for each visit
all equipment will be provided free of charge: climbing shoes must be worn – helmet wearing is not mandatory for under 16’s in instructor led sessions but can be requested by the parent/carer
The starting block to our Junior Saints programme of activity – our Multi Move class is for children aged 2-3.
Our Multi Move classes is for parent and toddler class that develops your child’s physical literacy whilst allowing their imagination to run wild with the use of colour recognition and counting whilst developing gross and fine motor skills. This class introduces children to a wide range of movement patterns and develops life skills such as communication, sharing, listening, and teamwork. A wonderful opportunity for your children to meet other children in structured play time.
The class is 45 minutes long and parents are required to stay for the entire session.
Our Netball classes are delivered in partnership with qualified netball coaches and supported by the Director of Netball to ensure session content is of quality while ensure fun and engaging coaching.
Our coaches are experienced in adapting sessions to ensure everyone is learning and having fun, regardless of ability. This is a great environment to learn new skills and make some new friends!
New to our Junior Saints after school programme, we offer a great opportunity to try out a new sport or upgrade your skills!
Our coaches will teach participants the basics to Basketball that includes passing, dribbling, and shooting. As well as having a fun time, they will also learn to play as a team in game-based practices.
The Saints Sport Gymnastics Programme provides a pathway of gymnastics classes from preschool to primary 7 in an exciting and fun environment.
Our tots gymnastics class for children ages 3-5, teach children the development of physical literacy and movement skills or theFUNdamentals.
Our classes introduces children to physical activity in a fun yet structured environment so they can safely learn and experiment the ABCs of movement agility, balance and coordination activities.
The P1-P7 Gymnastics class provides an outlet for children to develop skills like strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and body control all whilst building positive self-esteem in a relaxed and fun environment. (Monday P1 – P4, Thursday P5 – P7)
Children will continue to build their strength and stamina using more complex equipment set ups including beam, vault, floor and bars. Where possible, some session will also include the trampoline to learn and develop trampolining skills on our full size, competitive trampolines. While waiting their turn to bounce, trampolinists are kept busy with flexibility and conditioning development work to improve body strength, control and safety.
The Saints Sport Football Programme follows the SFA’s player pathway and offers a fun and positive environment for children and young people to develop their footballing skills and confidence.
Fun participation sessions for pre-school children (aged 3-5) that provide the first step on a young person’s football journey.
Children will develop their skills, confidence, teamwork, spatial awareness and physical literacy through a range of fun and varied football themed activities.
Parents are encouraged to stay in this class to help your children’s development. In line with guidelines parents are required to follow all Scottish Government guidance on physical distancing.
Fun remains the focus in the P1-P3 football sessions. Themes will include passing, shooting, dribbling, control to name a few! There will be lots of small sided games for children to put these skills into practice.
In the P4-P6 football sessions, the fun continues with a greater emphasis now being placed on skill acquisition. Themes will include passing, shooting, dribbling and control. There will be lots of small sided games for children to put these skills into practice.
The S1 – S4 sessions continue to offer young people a fun environment to further develop their footballing skills. Participants will learn positional play, teamwork and tactics through game based coaching and small sided games.
The Saints Sport Youth Tennis Programme provides a pathway of tennis classes for nursery and primary school children that follows the LTA’s youth programme.
The sessions are full of fun tennis themed games and activities where children will develop basic movement patterns and physical literacy.
This is a parent and child class for pre-school children aged 3-5 where parents must remain during the session at all times and play an active part with your child in each of the activities.
Sessions packed full of fun and dynamic games! The ages noted below are simply a guide and these sessions follow the LTA Youth Programme which allows children to progress and develop with other players of similar ability as opposed to being group solely by their age.
Three courts will run side by side which allows children to progress and develop without having to change the day or time they attend and each court will offer one of the following themes:
Blue Ball: Learn the Basics (5-6 years)
Children will learn the basics of the game and continue to develop basic movement patterns and physical literacy, along with learning to play different shots.
Red Ball: Serve, rally and score (7-8 years)
Mini red sessions continue to offer a fun environment where children will learn to play the game through a series of games and activities. Children will learn to play different shots and how to serve, rally and score. A greater emphasis will be placed on developing tactics and technique.
Orange Ball: Develop a rounded game (8-9 years)
The children will see children learn to problem solve and develop their tactical awareness and strokes through a series of game-based practices and games.
Our Saturday morning Junior Hockey programme offers weekly coaching to children in North East Fife and is delivered by the University Hockey Club, overseen by the University’s Director of Hockey Jamie Carnegie.
With fantastic facilities and enthusiastic student coaches leading the sessions, the children are in great hands.
Over the last two years, the programme has delivered hockey to over 300 children in the local area and we are continuously looking at how we can develop it further.
Our aim is to keep the costs of the programme to a minimum to ensure everyone can enjoy the benefits of sport and activity at a young age. To support this, our team of dedicated coaches from the University and the school volunteer their time for free. The result is an outreach programme that offers accessible coaching for enthusiastic children whilst providing students with opportunities to enhance their coaching and develop a range of transferable skills.
Games and themed sessions
As part of the Junior programme players will have the opportunity to play games throughout the year on the last Sunday of every month.
Throughout the training blocks we run a variety of themed sessions to keep the children (and adults engaged), these include a “Bring your parents to Hockey” session, Halloween, “Kids make the rules” and various tournament days throughout the year.