Sports Coaching Camps

During the summer holidays we run specialist coaching courses in various sports including rugby, tennis, rowing, sailing and a muti sport course where there are a variety of sports to try include hockey, rugby, cricket, climbing, canoeing, swimming and football. These courses are run by professional coaches and the course content will cover a wide range of aspects from skills to sport nutrition. The coaching camps are open to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are joining us in September, it is an ideal opportunity to get to know the School. 

Further courses and academies for both adults and juniors can be found on the Abingdon Sports and Leisure Website.

Details of the Camp:

  • 17 July - 21 July 2017
  • 9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Age 11-16 years

Course content:

  • skills workshop
  • becoming an elite player
  • injury prevention
  • sports nutrition
  • rugby specific physical conditioning
  • daily post-training hydrotherapy

Led by former Gloucester, Scotland U21 player and Abingdon School 1st XV coach.

Individual post camp feedback.

Cost for the week: £190

To book please fill in the booking form or for further information please email Neil Hunter.

Details of the camp:

  • 29 - 31 August 2017
  • 9.00am - 5.00pm at Farmoor Reservoir
  • An opportunity for 3rd year boys to attend a sailing course for a few days before the start of the Michaelmas term.

The courses will be run at Farmoor Reservoir in partnership with the Oxford Sail Training Trust, which oversees all sail training at the reservoir. The total cost of the 3-day course will be £100.

Option 1 – Beginners (no previous experience)
This course provides a short introduction to sailing for beginners. By the end of the introductory course, participants will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails, and some experience of steering and handling a boat.

Option 2 – Intermediate (previously completed a week or two of sailing)
This course is for people who have some previous sailing experience, maybe having completed a level 1 or 2 course previously. At the end of this course, you will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge, and be a confident small boat sailor, able to take a boat out un-aided in moderate conditions.

Option 3 – Spinnaker Sailing (previously completed an RYA stage 4 course)
This course is for those who have completed an RYA stage 4 course or are of an equivalent standard. The aim is to get students used to the principles of sailing with a spinnaker using boats like a double handed Feva.

Option 4 – Performance sailing
This course is for those who have previously got experience of spinnaker sailing. Using our fast, high performance dinghies (RS500s or 29ers) you will be coached to a high level using planning techniques, spinnaker sailing and trapeze techniques. If you have seen these fast boats on the water and want to find out what all the fuss is about, this course is for you!

Students will need to be dropped off at Farmoor at 9am and collected at 5pm each day. They should bring a packed lunch and will need to wear clothing appropriate for being out on the water including some old shoes.

To book please fill in the booking form and send a cheque payable to Abingdon School for the full amount. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and further information, with more detailed instructions, will be sent out nearer the time. For further enquiries please email Ben Simmons.

Details of the Camp:

  • 21 - 24 August 2017
  • 9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Age 9 - 12 years

Activities include:

  • canoeing
  • climbing wall
  • cricket
  • football
  • hockey
  • rugby
  • swimming

Led by qualified P.E. specialists

Cost for the week: £160

For further enquiries please email Andy Broadbent.

Details of the camp:

  • 22 - 25 August 2017
  • 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • For boys moving up to the 3rd Year or joining Abingdon in September 2017.

Programme includes:

  • learn how to row
  • be part of a team
  • have fun and experience one of Abingdon's most successful sports

Cost for the week: £195

To book please fill in the booking form. For further enquiries please email Alistair Brown.