GETTING TO KNOW
COACH G ACADEMY
Founded in the delightful spring of 2015, Coach G Academy is a professional sports
education organisation that specialises at providing quality sports coaching to all kids
aged 4 - 16 in Shanghai, whether they are locals or expats.
Most our staff or volunteers at Coach G Academy are Christian believers. The idea is that through our coaching, and through our interaction with your kids, and through our love towards them, we could demonstrate the love that Jesus has for us.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 NIV).
We want to bring the sports culture to China, where our kids can constantly be playing sports and truly enjoy a wonderful childhood bringing balance to their life rather than only a 'traditional classroom study' approach to learning. Our kids benefit from more outdoor play and more fun.
We want to work together with families to instill strong character, athleticism, and
confidence in their children
through sports. We believe that sports is an ESSENTIAL life skill that teaches such
qualities such as confidence,
teamwork, persistence, grit, positivity, tenacity and discipline. We want our coaches to
embody these traits and
instill them in our students through coaching and mentorship.
We believe that the best athletes often possess strong characters, which is what allows them to train so diligently and achieve the level of success they have in their field. We want to instill these traits alongside technical and athletic skills at Coach G Academy.
We want to change the mentality that studying is the only way to build disciplined and hard-working children. Through Coach G Academy, we want families to experience the way in which sports completes a child’s development and is critical for future success.
Be the best mentoring, coaching and character-building sports academy in Shanghai.
Our Dedicated Coaching Staff.
All our coaching staff are highly trained and have gone through an extensive training program. All of them are personally hand-picked and guided by our Head of Sport. They are professionals who know the sport inside out and they care about your children's development and growth. Most importantly, they are passionate about what they do.
Our Creative Coaching Curriculum.
While all our training philosophy follows the international sports curriculum, which is to focus on the fundamentals of kids skill development, we also have our own CGA sports curriculum which is personally curated by our Head of Sport with his years of experience and research. Our sessions are often divided into:
- Warm-ups (Fun games)
- Core Athlete ABC Training (Agility, Balance & Coordination)
- Technique (Basic technique practice, non-opposed)
- Skill challenge (Skill sessions aim to challenge the kids to practice their technique in a semi-opposed / pressured scenario)
- Matches (End with a real game to serve to practice & test kids’ ability to demonstrate the skills they have learnt in a real match scenario)
Friendly Match Opportunities / Tournament Experience
At Coach G Academy, we are always looking to provide our kids with appropriate match & tournament opportunities. Once the players are ready, we are always looking to create match experiences for them by organising different friendlies with other clubs & teams. We aim to either enter or host at least one tournament per season.
We Really Care about Your Kids!
Unlike others, at Coach G Academy, we truly care about your kids! We give attention not only to their sports development but also to their character development! We want our young athletes not only to learn to compete in a healthy manner but also to learn to respect all parties in sports - opponents, officials, parents or audiences. We value the opportunities we have as coaches to be able to provide necessary guidance in their lives. We certainly hope we will be more than coaches to them and above all, they will learn how to be independent and how to socialise with others by participating in sports.
We Always Strive for the Best and We are Always Looking to Improve.
One of the reasons why Coach G Academy is probably the best in our field is because we are constantly improving ourselves by collecting and implementing constructive feedbacks. We are constantly looking to improve in what we do and what we offer! We do not settle for second best! We are the best! And for us to stay at our professional and competitive level, it is a constant process! Just like a Christian's spiritual walk with The Father, we want to perfect it by giving our best, every single day!