Sports Alive offers various open access centre-based activities in a variety of settings across Liverpool. We are able to give young people a safe environment to socialise and to develop and learn new skills. Our open access centre-based activities offer young people various activities, the traditional youth centre activities such as pool, table tennis, games and arts and crafts. These activities give the young people and youth workers opportunities to build relationships which enables us to get to know the young people and identify their needs. We can educate the young people in an informal way through challenging their opinions, values and beliefs around different issues. We are then able to develop group work sessions with the young people where we can educate them on various issues affecting them such as health issues, gun and knife crime, emotional wellbeing etc. We are able to offer them sessions around other life skills such as cooking on a budget, job skills. During all our sessions we offer different sports activities to young people. Sport is a brilliant way of young people improving their health and wellbeing. We believe sporting activities are a key way of engaging young people and we can use sports as a way of building relationships and challenging young people. We are about supporting the development of young people and to that end we actively involve them in running and decision making with the centre.
Sports Alive work with children aged 5-11 in Junior sessions, these sessions are open access play sessions, we have various activities on offer during sessions which children can choose to join in with. We feel it is important to work with Junior age range as it helps us to get to now the children from when they are young in doing this we are able to get to know the children and families and develop long term relationships. This is so important to working in an area long term. The senior age range we work with is age 11-24. All our sessions are open access. Children and young people attend on a voluntary basis this is key to the youth work process.