My Learn To

My Learn To is designed to introduce students to a variety of different activities - teaching you the skills and techniques to get you playing with more confidence.

What is My Learn To?

The My Learn To, offers students (under & postgraduates) the chance to participate in a 6–7-week programme, led by experienced coaches. If you’d like to gain confidence or learn a new sport, you’re in the right place! 

The coaches are fully qualified who can work with you individually to achieve your personal goals. This programme is free from the stress of a competitive environment and allows you to develop at your own pace. 

What is on offer?

My Learn To Boxing

My Learn to Boxing is for people interested in boxing, eager to learn but perhaps do not have any technical experience. This programme aims to teach you basic boxing skills and techniques for complete beginners as well as how to improve for existing boxers. 

*These sessions are technical based with an introduction of how boxing fitness works, but do not include sparring. 

When? Our sessions have not been organised yet, but they are most likely going to run in October/November 2022

Where? Normally sessions take place at Holywell Fitness Centre - Studios 1 & 2 

Session Outcomes; by the end of the 7-week programme, you will:

  • Hopefully find out that boxing is fun and a great way to keep fit
  • Know the basic rules of boxing and how to score
  • Have learnt a basic understanding of the techniques 
  • Have developed the basic skills for safe participation
  • Have practiced key movements
  • Have learnt the importance of warming up and stretching techniques to enhance fitness and injury prevention

My Learn To Squash

My Learn to Squash is available for people who are new to the sport or have played previously. You will be introduced to the basic skills and techniques involved in the game. This programme aims to develop you as a player and the sessions are delivered by qualified coaches to help you achieve your personal goals. 

When? Our sessions have not been organised yet, but they are most likely going to run in October/November 2022

Where? The sessions are normaly held at the Tennis Centre - Squash courts 1-4

Session Outcomes; by the end of the 7-week programme, you will:

  • Hopefully find out that playing squash is fun and a great way to keep fit
  • Know the basic rules of squash and how to score
  • Have learnt a basic understanding of the strategies and tactics of the game of squash
  • Have learnt how to play the main strokes in squash and have developed the basic skills for safe play
  • Have practiced key movements to get around the court
  • Have learnt the importance of warming up and stretching techniques to enhance fitness and injury prevention

How to book

You can book your place through the Lboro Sport App, via the ‘My Learn To’ tile. Places on the programme require a £30.00 deposit fee, that will be refunded if you attend all 7 sessions. In addition to receiving your money back, you will receive a started pack for your chosen My Learn to sport 

Starter packs:

My Learn To Boxing: gloves, skipping rope & tape

My Learn To Squash: Squash racket 

Please see below for terms and conditions regarding the booking process

Terms & Conditions

  1. Only Loughborough University students (under & postgrads) are permitted to attend My Learn To sessions.
  2. Places on the course require a £30.00 deposit fee that will only be refunded if the student attends all the sessions of the My Learn To programme. We understand that in the current climate, you might miss a session for valid reasons (e.g need to self-isolate because of COVID -19). If at any point the student misses a session, it is up to the discretion of the Recreational Sport Team to decide on a case-by-case basis if the student will receive a full refund. 
  3. Starter packs received at the end of the programme, are subject to change.

FAQs

1) How long are the courses?

The courses range from 6 to 8 weeks in length, usually with one session per week. Most sessions last 1 hour in duration, but length of sessions can differ. Please check the specific information on each course for full details.

2) What level of ability do I have to be?

My Learn To courses are designed to provide coaching to beginners and those who have previously had experience participating in the sport. This could be a pathway into to the AU Club.

3) Do I need my own equipment?

No, all equipment is provided! All you need to do is wear comfortable, sports clothing. But if you have your own equipment - feel free to bring it along. At the end of the programme if you attend all sessions, you will receive a starter pack enabling you to continue participating.

4) Do I have to pay?

The My Learn To requires a £30 deposit that will be refunded if you attend each session of the programme. Please see the Terms & Conditions for full details on the booking and refund process.

5) Who will be leading the course? 

The My Learn To programme is led by experienced and qualified coaches. The coaches work individually with each person to achieve their personal goals. 

6) What are the opportunities to continue participating in the sport after the programme finishes? 

Different sports will have different exit routes to participate in. You will be able to participate in the My Lifestyle Programme which offers free recreational sport activities throughout the year. The starter packs you will receive at the end of the programme gives you the chance to use the equipment in your free time as well. Why not use this opportunity to book facilities on campus to play with your friends! 

If you wish to take the skills you learnt from the My Learn To into a competitive environment the Intra Mural Sport (IMS) programme and Social Sport offer, may have an option for you. If you progress to a good standard there may also be the opportunity to be a part of Athletic Union (AU)

7) I have more questions, who do I contact? 

If you have any further issues/questions, please email The Recreational Sport Team

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