The Olympic Games in Tokyo are just around the corner. The biggest sports event in the world will take place in Japan’s capital from the 23rd of July to the 8th of August. Tokyo will host 339 events and over 11000 athletes from more than 200 countries who will compete in 33 sports. These are currently the best athletes in the world, each in their respective discipline. Among them are some very young and prominent competitors who are under 18.
When it comes to the age of the Olympians, the International Olympic Committee does not have strict rules. It is International Sports Federations of each sport that dictate how young or old Olympic athletes can be. Throughout the modern Olympic Games, we have seen kids and teenagers winning medals and standing on the podium of many sports disciplines.
Meet some of the teenagers that will compete for the medals in the upcoming Games.
Zaza Hend (12), table tennis
She had only 11 years when she qualified for the Olympic Games in 2020. Zaza will represent her home country, Syria. And if you are wondering how such a young athlete will manage to match up to older competitors, let us just tell you that she defeated a 31-year-old contestant in the qualifying tournament. Not only will Zaza be one of the youngest competitors at the Olympics, but she is also the first table tennis player from Syria ever to qualify for this prestigious event.
Kokona Hiraki (12), skateboarding
Another teen Olympian is coming from the host country – Japan. At only 12 years, Kokona Hiraki is the youngest athlete from the Land of the Rising Sun that will compete in the Olympics. This will be Kokona’s debut at the Olympics, but it will also be a debut for her sports since skateboarding will be included in the event for the first time. This sport has two disciplines, park and street, and Kokona will show her best in the park.
Sky Brown (12), skateboarding
Another young skateboarder that will showcase her skills in the Olympics is Sky Brown from Great Britain. Sky started skateboarding when she was a child. Even though she is only 12, she already has a bronze medal from the World Championship, and she is also the first female ever to land a trick called frontside 540.
Bombette Martin (15), skateboarding
The Great Britain skateboarding roster has another young lady who will compete at the Olympics. Bombette Martin skates since she was three, and she is a prominent skateboarder on the scene. Although she was born in New York, she will represent Great Britain. Next to Sky, Kokona, and 17 other competitors, she will showcase her skills in the Women’s Park Skateboarding in Tokyo soon.
Teens Who Won Medals at the Olympics
Since we introduced you to some young athletes that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, let us mention teens who won Olympic medals. Dimitrios Loundras, a Greek gymnast, holds the record for the youngest Olympic medalist. He was ten years old when he finished third in the team parallel bars in the 1896 Games. Luigina Giavotti from Italy was 11 years old when she won a silver medal in 1928. Nils Skoglund from Sweden was 14 years old when he won a silver in high diving in a 1920 event. Inge Sorensen from Denmark won a bronze medal for the 200m breaststroke at the Games in 1936. She was 12 at the time. The youngest person ever to win a gold medal at the Olympics was Kuoso Kitamura from Japan. He won the 1500m freestyle in 1932, and he was 14 years old. American Marjorie Gestring had 13 when she won gold for the 3m springboard in 1936.
Do you know any other athlete who is under 18 and will compete in the upcoming Games? Let us know.
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The adaptable learning schedule is probably the biggest advantage an online school has to offer to a student-athlete. With the flexibility and freedom to create a personal learning timetable, young athletes get enough time for sports activities and education. This convenience helps them achieve excellent results in both fields and secure their future. They can work towards becoming a professional athlete while not closing the door on the possibility of going to college and having a different kind of career.
If we had to explain Sport World School in a single sentence, we would say that we are an online school that fits your sports schedule. Young athletes, age 6 to 18, have to balance sports and school, which is not always an easy task. That is somewhat manageable at a younger age when schooling and athletic obligations are not so demanding. However, in higher grades and teenage years, achieving great sports results while keeping up with schooling can be overburdening and frustrating.
Professional Athletes Know The Advantages of Online School
In a recent interview with SWS, tennis player Janko Tipsarevic said so himself.
Janko sees the advantages that this type of education brings to kids-athletes. Tipsarevic Tennis Academy and Sport World School even have a successful partnership. Read more about it.
What Online Schools Changed?
Online schools gave students control over their time. A student is free to personalize schooling and adjust it to individual needs. At brick-and-mortar schools, you have one system that fits all. At SWS, each student makes a personal learning plan and organizes their learning however is suitable for them.
Athletes that follow an online school are never late for the class, overburdened with lessons, and they never have to skip training because of school. Our athlete-oriented learning methodology and adaptable learning schedule make it possible. Simultaneously, these benefits do not degrade the quality of education. Our school operates with an accredited US curriculum that delivers excellent knowledge to learners.
Flexible Online Schooling – Create Your Own Timetable
Here are a few things you need to know about SWS online school.
- You can enroll anytime you want throughout the entire year
- We grant you 24/7 access to the platform and learning material
To explain how the flexibility of online schooling directly helps young athletes, we will start from the second point.
The unlimited access to the platform
You have a classroom in a traditional school, but you have a learning platform at an online school. The platform contains learning material, tests, quizzes, essays, and resources for each subject. You can access them anytime you want. When you work on something, the platform measures your activity and progress. If today you had only two hours to spend on learning, that is entirely fine. We do not force you to spend an equal amount of time on the platform each day. You are the one deciding how much you will learn.
With no strict timetables, a student is not compelled to be “in school” at a specific time. Their school is just a couple of clicks away, and they can access it 24/7 from the comfort of their home. This unrestricted access enables a student to organize their school around their sports obligations. In other words, if a young athlete would rather have training from 8 AM to 10 AM instead of going to school – he or she can do that. They can learn later, and better yet, they are not missing anything. They are just postponing it for a more convenient time.
Online School Time Out
SWS does not follow the regular school calendar. We do not have specific enrollment dates, and you do not have to wait for September to start your schooling with us. You can enroll at any period of the year. In other words, your school year begins on the day when you start. Officially, a grade lasts ten months, but our flexibility enables us to prolong the grade for a couple of months. For a young athlete, that means a lot.
Let’s say, for example, that you are an athlete who does winter sports. Naturally, you would have more time during summer to work on your education. Our online school enables you to do so without any consequences. Instead of having a fixed nine or ten months per grade at an online school, you have an entire year. That enables you to make your personal schooling plan. If you need a time out anytime during those 12 months due to your sports obligations, you can do so without worrying that you will fail the grade.
The flexibility that an online school provides directly affects students’ progress in school and the sports fields. They will have enough time to work on sports achievements, yet they will not lose track of their education. Ultimately, that leads to a more happy, satisfied, and accomplished child in all fields relevant to them. They will not be overburdened with obligations or stressed because they can’t manage everything.
If you would like to hear more about how Sport World School helps young athletes to have it all – book a consultation with one of our educational consultants. You can do so by filling in this form or sending us an email at email@example.com. Our consultants will shed light on how online schooling works, how the program at SWS looks like, the recognition of the SWS diploma on a global level, and many other things.Read More
Sport World School is proud to announce the partnership with the prestigious Tipsarevic Tennis Academy by the former World No. 8 and Serbian tennis star Janko Tipsarevic.
Tipsarevic Tennis Academy exists since 2012, and it started operating in Janko’s hometown Belgrade, but very soon, it spread beyond Serbia’s borders and now runs on an international level. This tennis academy works with children, starting from the age of 5, to grown-up tennis professionals who play at the highest possible level.
During his career, Tipsarevic was among the top 10 players in the world, ranking 8 on the ATP list, which is the best score in his career. In 2019 he retired from professional tennis, but he still stayed in the sports domain. Now he is trying to take the tennis world by storm but from a different perspective. Tipsarevic poured all his knowledge, skills, experience, and passion for tennis into this academy and he enjoys passing on what he learned to the younger generations.
From personal experience, Janko knows how hard it is to balance school and sports obligations, and young athletes are often forced to choose one or the other. With its high-quality online program, unique learning methodology designed to fit young athletes’ needs, Sport World school successfully solves that problem for young athletes, enabling them to get an education while working on their athletic careers. Several tennis players from Tipsarevic Tennis Academy are already our students, so two organizations decided to take this cooperation to the next level. From now on, our online schooling programs will be in a regular offer of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy.
In the spirit of the newly formed partnership, we spoke with Janko about his tennis academy, their unique methodology, and the values they are transferring to tennis players. We also touched upon the importance of education and what options players have with Sport World School.
Prominent athletes usually want to contribute to the sports community and pass on the knowledge to the younger generation. Is that the Tipsarevic Tennis Academy story, or was something else that inspired you to start a tennis academy?
Quite early in my professional career, I believe it was in my mid-20s, I realized that I wanted to stay in tennis even after my athletic career. In what capacity, I didn’t know back then. The experience and knowledge that I gained in tennis, which I played since I was 6, were too valuable, so I wanted to use them. Also, I didn’t really want to start something from the beginning by entering an entirely new industry. After my family, tennis is the thing I love the most. I felt that I have an excellent foundation and knowledge, and I was surrounded by the right people, which is why I wanted to stay in tennis. On the other side, that educational moment on the court was always natural to me. I feel really good when I am sharing my knowledge and experience. Some athletes don’t see themselves in that role, but it was 100% me, and that is how the idea of a tennis academy was born. In 2012 we opened our first academy at New Belgrade, and really soon after that, we had to open another club because the previous courts were full. A few years later, we took the third club under our wing, and that is when I realized that we have to take that story to a higher level. We opened the academy at the famous sports center Olimp in Belgrade, with nine tennis courts. Soon after that, we started cooperating with several other sports clubs. Spreading our culture and our ecosystem gained a speed that I didn’t anticipate, at least not so soon.
Yet, Tipsarevic Tennis Academy is present abroad, not just in Belgrade (Serbia), what can you tell us about that?
We had a pretty nice start here in Serbia, and I knew it wasn’t because I am Janko Tipsarevic, and I played good tennis ten years ago. The reason for that lies in our culture and methodology. Also, we were encouraged by great feedback from our clients from abroad. Our clients in Serbia are mostly players from foreign countries, and often they would say to us that it would be nice that they have something like our academy at their home. I have always wanted to spread our methodology abroad. Two years ago, we opened our first international tennis academy in Shenzhen in China. The academy is present in three locations, has 27 courts and more than 1400 kids playing. Soon after that, we opened an academy in Cancun in Mexico with ten tennis courts. Last year, the pandemic slowed us down a little bit. In the next few months, we are supposed to open academies in Berlin (Germany), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Andalusia (Spain).
You previously mentioned the culture that Tipsarevic Tennis Academy incorporates in its working methodology. Can you tell us more about the values and culture, what makes you different from all others?
I have been lucky to grow up in one tennis club of medium size – it is TC As in Belgrade, so I took those initial cultural postulates of tennis organization from there – how a tennis club should work, from the back office to courts and the methodology of working with athletes. I think that every organization should develop a unique and recognizable method of working. Tennis academies often have the problem that there are too many coaches, but none of them follow the same standard. Everyone is doing what they think is the best. I don’t say that isn’t good, but if it is under the roof of a single academy, I think there should be recognizable working methods that everyone follows. And this goes for every organization, not just a tennis academy. We needed a lot of time to establish those things in our academy and on the court. But finally, we are starting to get recognizable because of that. A lot of things that we are practice has to do with the biomechanics of movement on the court. Tennis clubs usually don’t pay attention to that segment, but we put a lot of effort into it. I believe that a house is built from the foundation, and usually, when it comes to advising young athletes, the attention goes to some other things that are not as important. Significant things are neglected often. Our methodology spreads through all business branches, from tennis school to coaching of professionals who play on the highest level possible. I don’t say we are special, but our methodology singled us out from the rest.
Tell us more about the biomechanics of movement and why is it so important?
A lot of attention in coaching is dedicated to what we (tennis players) are doing from the hips and up, with the racket, hand, elbow, but the foundation of the house is neglected. The foundation is how we move on the court, the biomechanics of movement. If you build your foundation correctly, upgrade to the second, third, or fourth floor of the house will be easier. The same is in the sport. And it is generally, in all sports where the upper body of an athlete is more dominant, such as basketball, handball, or in this case tennis, a lot of coaches are teaching young athletes how to throw the ball, or how to play forehand, or how to do a penalty shot. No one is leaving time for practicing on how to move on the court. Let’s make a comparison. If you take some of the world’s best players, you will notice that their upper body and execution of a shot are individual. Djokovic has a different forehand than Federer. Federer’s forehand is then again different than Nadal’s, for example, and so on. But if you pay attention to the way they move on the court or position themselves on the court, you’ll notice 70-90% of similarities. Those are the aspects I believe we should teach young players, not more spin or less spin, or some other things that are not that important.
From what age can children join Tipsarevic Tennis Academy, and how the program looks like for your youngest players?
Tennis school starts with children age five or six. That beginning serves so the kids can adapt and fall in love in spending time on the tennis court. It’s not that we give them rackets and let them run left and right. They spend time on the tennis court and do different things. They play a little, hit the ball, hang around with friends, or do some other exercise. Through that, we are trying to instill in them that love for tennis and spending time on the tennis court, so in case they continue with playing, they’ll be used to being on the court for an extended time. They have practice twice a week.
What lessons did you learn through tennis that you are trying to pass on to young players in your academy?
Well, there are always principles that each of us is learning at home. We bring those principles to the tennis court as well. I love to say that tennis is a game of life, although it sounds too emotional. During your tennis life, you are entirely alone on the court, and learning how to deal with that is a great asset not just in tennis but generally in life. You have to learn how to deal with pressure, fears, insecurities, and a lot of other things. We don’t have a team colleague to whom we can throw the ball. We have to do everything alone. The significant part of what we are trying to teach these young players starts with respecting the coach. It not like the coach is a bogeyman and you have to be afraid of him. It is a sort of a deal between a player and a coach. We try never to deviate from these little individual agreements. We don’t give up on that, no matter what, which is why our slogan is #KeepDigging. That is another trait that is so helpful, especially today, because too many young players are giving up in certain situations. Passing on that culture of not giving up to such young minds has a considerable success.
Let’s go back to when you were a kid. How did you balance school and sport, and did your teachers understand your athletic obligations?
One of the most challenging moments was the transition from elementary to high school. My mom always demanded from me to be a good student and bring home straight A’s. I had around 14 years in that period, and I started breaking out to the local and international scene. I played well, and I was winning tournaments, and I had to start practicing more seriously. That meant that I couldn’t go to school regularly. During that period, 8th grade, and the first year of my high school, my day had a crazy tempo – I get up in the morning, go to school from 8 AM to 1 PM, come home for lunch, go to practice from 3 to 5 PM and then I do condition training. I come home at 7 in the evening and do my homework until 9 PM and then go to bed. I think that was when I started getting some minor injuries because I couldn’t keep up with such tempo. What has been of great help to me was transferring to Polytechnic School, which allowed part-time schooling. Online schools were not a thing back then. Anyhow, that high school had quite flexible times for exams, which allowed me to train twice a day and dedicate myself to tennis.
Luckily, online schools are now a thing, and their flexibility perfectly fits young athletes’ obligations. Sport World School has an entire learning methodology that goes hand in hand with young athletes’ needs, enabling them to have both – education and an athletic career. How do you look at the partnership with Tipsarevic Tennis Academy and Sport World School, and in your opinion, how important is education?
I will go back to the values that we nurture here, and that is – no giving up. But from personal experience, I know what stubbornness in tennis brought to me. In the last five years of my career, I had seven surgeries, and I still didn’t give up. But in terms of education, I know how much a good online school would be a good choice for young tennis players who want to play tennis on a more serious level. If it is a sports school, you know that people who run and work in that school know the phases that young athletes are going through and their obligations. That is how the first cooperation between Tipsarevic Tennis Academy and Sport World School started, but now we aim to take that to the next level. I am thrilled and very proud of this partnership, and I think only the sky is the limit. It is essential to have options in your life. It has nothing to do with giving up, but not all players that come to Tipsarevic Tennis academy will be at the world’s top one day. So they must have other options. One of those options comes with education. I wouldn’t like that someone who comes to our academy has to neglect their education. And then, if one day, they don’t become a professional tennis player, for whatever reason, they can still have an option, because they are educated. Aside from that, I really liked that American colleges recognize Sport World School’s program. Through good tennis and schooling programs, kids can get free education through scholarships in some American colleges, where tuition fees go from 150.000 up to 200.000 dollars per year. This partnership with Sport World School closes the circle of what our academy has to offer to its clients.
For more details about Tipsarevic Tennis Academy visit their website www.tipsarevictennisacademy.com and if you want to find out more about our schooling program, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Help your child transform their athletic career from struggling to successful. Enroll in Sport World School (SWS) an international online school with a methodological approach specifically designed to match young athletes’ needs. SWS provides online programs for elementary, middle, and high school. Students can start from the beginning of the grade or transfer in the middle from their previous school.
Enrollments for 2021 are open, and young athletes from all around the world are welcome to apply. Online education has significant advantages for young athletes. Athletic careers usually have a tempo that clashes with the traditional education. That leaves students to deal with missed classes and bad grades. Online learning gives them the flexibility to organize their time the way they want and balance school and sport.
To put it simply, online school means more time on the sports fields. SWS doesn’t have strict timetables, because our students learn individually. With an individual learning plan, each student is free to learn at their own tempo. We grant students 24/7 access to learning materials, so they can learn whenever they want. This form of education doesn’t require that they spend six to eight hours in school, but much less.
Advantages of that flexible and personalized learning for young athletes are many. Moreover, they can put a time out anytime during the grade and dedicate themselves to preparations or tournaments. Students don’t have to worry that they will have a tone of lessons to catch up with once they return.
How To Apply?
The application process is clear, and you can fill in THIS FORM on our website or send us a direct email to email@example.com. Either way, we will require some information and documentation from you. You’ll have to provide us with scanned copies of:
- student’s latest educational transcript
- student’s passport or other ID
When we receive your email, one of our consultants will take your case over. They will go over documents, ensuring that a child is eligible to enroll in our online school. Our team will contact you back and explain the procedure further. In case you want to gather some information and ask some questions before applying, schedule a free consultation with one of our consultants. You can request such a meeting via the email we mentioned above.
Who Can Apply To SWS?
Everyone. Well, Sport World School is for young athletes, but if you bumped into this page and you like what an online school offers for your child who is not an athlete — contact us, anyway. Sport World School is a special department of Education World Wide — renowned international online school, whose program and methodology are suitable for learners who are not necessarily an athlete.
If your child is between 6 and 18 years old, and they play any sport — they can apply to our online school. As we have mentioned previously, we provide programs for elementary, middle, and high schools. Given that we are an American school, the entire program is in the English language. The learning happens through a single online learning platform. We use an accredited American curriculum that is adjusted for international students. It’s also approved by the NCAA, meaning that our graduates can apply to a range of US colleges within their network.
Is an Entrance Exam Necessary
Sport World School doesn’t usually require any entrance exam for students, yet it will be necessary for some cases. As an international online school, we accept students from all parts of the globe. Yet, they are coming from different educational systems. Sometimes, we have to check if their level of knowledge corresponds to the level of knowledge required for a particular grade at our online school.
These examinations do not affect students’ eligibility to enroll at Sport World School, and they determine students’ starting point in our online school. We have a similar procedure when a student transfers in the middle of the grade from another school. We don’t oblige them to start the grade from the beginning. They can just continue where they stopped in the previous school. An exam will help us determine what part of the curriculum has students already mastered, and therefore we can skip some lessons for them, and they don’t have to go through them again.
Pay the Tuition Fee in Installments
Upon its many conveniences, Sport World School also allows families to pay the tuition fee in installments. The tuition fee for the entire grade is $3000, which is one of the most affordable tuition in the online schooling industry. Families can opt to pay it in up to 10 monthly installments, which is only $300 monthly. That possibility lowers the pressure on the family budget, which is usually overwhelmed with all other costs on behalf of a child’s sports activities. Keep in mind that our tuition fee covers all expenses, and we won’t charge any additional costs.
A student gets 24/7 access to the online learning platform, and of course, a personal profile on which they can track personal progress. Likewise, they get a complete learning material for each grade, and they don’t have to buy any books. The package also includes live online tutoring support, which students can schedule on-demand. Families can expect a timely review of students’ progress, and our consultants and tutors are always available to them for a consultation.
Upon finalizing the grade, our students receive an educational transcript as proof that they have successfully finalized the grade. Once they graduate from high school, they will receive a high school diploma at a home address. Given that we are an American school, all our documents originate in the US, yet they come with an Apostille certificate, which ensures their validity worldwide. Therefore, our transcripts and diploma are recognized and accepted by the majority of countries in the world.
If You Still Have Questions
While we are fully transparent and all information is clearly listed on our website, we can also offer you a free consultation with one of our consultants. You can schedule an online meeting and talk with the consultant about any aspect of schooling with us. To request a consultation, you can send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us summarize quickly — enrollments at Sport World School are open, and you can enroll anytime. We accept students from all around the world who can study at our online elementary, middle, or high school. Sport World School specializes in schooling students who are playing sports. By offering them a quality curriculum through a more flexible learning schedule and methodology, we help students balance sport and school. Athletes will have more time to spend on the sports fields without missing classes and losing touch with the education.
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When it comes to young athletes, online schooling doesn’t mean that they learn from the coziness of their home. It means that they get to spend more time on the sports fields, and they can focus on their athletic career without compromising education. It is as simple as that.
Being a young aspiring athlete and an excellent student usually doesn’t go hand in hand. It’s not that talented and skillful young athletes are not capable of being good students. It’s just that these two areas are conflicted. Both education and sports require time that a child has to invest in getting results. Traditional schools often don’t have an understanding of the sports obligations of their students. On the other side, athletic demands are clear – the more time you spend training and playing, you’ll be a better player.
Young athletes and their families are constantly torn between these two fields, and both are equally important.
What seems to be the problem?
The lack of time. Well, we all have 24 hours in a day, but schooling obligations and sports activities are usually overlapping, which forces children to choose – will I go to school or will I skip this practice? When they miss school, they are falling behind the class, and they find it hard to catch up with what they missed. When an athlete skips the practice, their athletic performance is suffering.
What is a possible solution?
More flexible schooling schedules. Young athletes need more freedom in organizing their time, and they can get it with an online school. While in traditional schools, students have fixed timetables, at online school, they can learn whenever it suits them—thus leaving them enough time in 24 hours for sports obligations and schooling. That is how Sport World School solves this problem and helps students balance their sports career with education.
Parents, does this sound familiar?
How many times have you run from your child’s sports club and practice session to the school, trying to get them there on time? How many times did teachers call to tell you that your child’s school performance is poor, they are falling behind and getting bad grades? On the other side, you surely don’t want to clip their wings and force them to quit their passion for sport and dispute their talent. Here is the good news, you don’t have to do that. As we have mentioned, the solution exists, and it comes in the form of online education.
Online School Gives Young Athletes More Time
Online education has been around for quite some time. It is equally useful and beneficial for elementary and secondary education as it is for higher education. The biggest benefit that this form of learning brings to students is flexibility. They are in control of how they organize their daily time. For example, if they want to practice an hour longer in the morning, they can do it without worrying that they will miss school or be late for a class. There are no consequences.
At Sport World School, students learn from an online learning platform to which they have access 24/7. They can log in anytime they want, and their daily assignments will await them.
Likewise, they can schedule a live online class with a tutor at the most convenient time for a student. A student creates a personal learning plan, and they learn at their own pace because there are no other children in the classroom. Therefore they are not falling behind but rather taking the time they need to acquire knowledge.
Additionally, Sport World School implements a unique learning methodology specifically designed for young athletes. Here is an example. One of our students is a prospective tennis player, and throughout the year, he goes on several international competitions. It usually means that he is absent from online school in 10-15 days time periods several times a year. During that time, we don’t give him any assignments. He can focus only on tennis, without worrying about school. Once the contest is over, a tutor will help him create a learning plan and continue his education.
How Flexibility Affects the Quality of Knowledge?
We understand how all this flexibility might spark skepticism about the quality of knowledge, but that is not a problem. Sport World School uses an American international curriculum that has been accredited by relevant bodies and approved as a program suitable for online education.
Additionally, our curriculum is approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association – the NCAA, which manages student-athletes in US colleges. When the NCAA approves the schooling program, it means the quality of knowledge a student gets by following and learning from that program ensures that one day that student will have no trouble following more complex curriculums in college.
While we are on the subject of higher education, you should know that upon graduation from Sport World School, the high school our students receive an international high school diploma. That document is valid and accepted worldwide, which enables our students to apply to colleges and universities anywhere in the world.
Sport World School helps young athletes and their families to balance schooling and sport. With our program and unique learning methodology, they can have it all. Students get more free time to spend on the sports fields and practice their skills daily. They have the flexibility to plan their schooling around that.
Furthermore, we have an absolute understanding of their frequent travels and competitions. As a matter of fact, we support our students by enabling them to press pause on schooling during that time and giving them a chance to work on education later, without overburdening them with lessons. Sport World School grants them enough time to finalize the grade successfully without compromising their athletic career. In other words, they can have it all.
If you would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to reach out. Send us an email at email@example.com, and one of our consultants will reply to you as soon as possible. We have open enrollments throughout the entire year, so you can enroll your child from the beginning of the grade or transfer them in the middle of the grade. Regardless of their previous education achievements, we guarantee we can improve it through online schooling.Read More
There are no classrooms at online schools and no other students. There is you — a student, an online learning platform, and (sometimes) a teacher. For Sport World School, it was imperative to make sure our students learn in an environment that encourages them to strive for more knowledge. And since they learn on their own, they shouldn’t feel lost or uncomfortable. That is why we opted for one of the best systems for delivering online education. A top-notch platform and high-quality curriculum guarantee the best knowledge a student can get.
Children who play sports are used to good results and improving their performances. That is something their respected coaches teach them on sports fields. Yet, they shouldn’t expect anything less from other areas of their lives, including education. By following that sports spirit, Sport World School as well always strives for greatness. Our greatness comes from satisfied students who use all the benefits of online schooling.
What Is an Online Learning Platform?
An online learning platform is a website where the entire learning material is stored. That website is not available to anyone, it is accessible only to online students and teachers. Each student has its own profile on the platform, and they can access any lesson or any other assignment, write to a teacher, and follow personal progress at online school.
Since the platform is a place where students will spend most of their time, we made sure the time spent on it is worthwhile. Sport World School uses Odyseywarre — a learning management system that is one of the world’s best.
Ready, Set, Learn
The Odyssayware team had online learning in mind when they designed the platform. Each aspect and element encourages students to learn more and turn learning into a fun activity rather than an obligation. Here are some of the main assets of this platform:
- Easy navigation
- Interactive curriculum
- Accessibility to a teacher
- Other useful features
Grown-ups who work in an online environment don’t have trouble finding their way through most websites and systems. Yet, it is a bit different for young students. Imagine switching a classroom with a blackboard with some virtual environment where you are all alone, and you have to find a lesson or test, or do any of your assignments. It sounds terrifying, but it is not — at least not with the Sport World School. The platform has an excellent and welcoming interface, and it is incredibly easy to navigate.
Our consultant or teacher will guide each of our students through the platform and explain how it works. We are sure students won’t have any trouble finding their way around it. Everything is transparent and intuitive, and a student can easily find lessons and assignments. Likewise, they will be able to see personal progress with the learning material. For instance — how well did they do a test, or how much material they covered so far.
In other words, going through our online learning platform is not more complicated than going through the menu of a video game. And we all know the majority of children excel in that activity. This simplicity is crucial because if the platform is complicated, children wouldn’t even bother to log in and learn. And that would be a problem. It was vital for us that they feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they log in.
Online students learn mostly independently, so standard delivery of learning material will not do the job. That is why we took advantage of multimedia and interactive elements. At online school, students don’t use books because everything is delivered — well — online. Yet, the material is not presented only through text, because it would be incredibly dull. We genuinely aim to make learning fun again and bring back students to acquiring knowledge through exploration.
With interactive and multimedia forms such as videos, quizzes, photos, graphics, and audio form, we turned lessons and individual learning into a fun activity. Our students don’t feel like they are obliged to study because studying feels like exploring and discovering new things. If they have fun while learning, they will want to learn even more, but more importantly, they will acquire knowledge with more ease.
Accessibility to a teacher
Students learn on their own in the platform, but they are not entirely unsupervised. Our teachers monitor their progress and are there in case a student gets stuck with the material. The platform has a messaging box that is the quickest way for a student to contact a teacher. They don’t have to return to the main menu to access the inbox. A student can find this feature in the upper right corner of the screen, and a student can access it from any lesson, test, or quiz.
There are several reasons why this is good. Firstly, a student doesn’t have to leave the assignment they were working on if they have a question. Therefore, the attention remains on the learning material. And secondly, that is the most convenient way of communicating with a teacher. As soon as students stumble into a problem or difficulty understanding material, they can ask for an explanation directly.
By now, you’ve figured out that our online learning platform helps students learn independently. It has some other features that are of vast help to young learners. Sport World School is an international online school, and we have students from all around the globe. Naturally, we can’t expect them all to speak English as a maternal language. The platform has a Translator that enables students to translate a word, a phrase, a sentence, or the entire paragraph.
Additionally, the platform has a Dictionary that enables students to learn the correct meaning of a particular word or phrase. If a specific topic from the curriculum interests them in particular, they can explore it more in-depth. A platform offers many outgoing links to verified and safe websites where students can deepen their knowledge about a certain subject in case their curiosity goes beyond the school curriculum.
Sport World School strives for greatness, and we provide our students with the best conditions for learning. In this article, we mentioned that our online learning platform enables them to study on their own without the help of a teacher. Likewise, multimedia elements encourage students to learn and boost their curiosity to explore and discover even more. If you would like to see how our platform looks like, book a free consultation with one of our consultants. They will gladly guide you through the platform and present all its possibilities. To arrange a consultation, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
If you visited our website, you have probably noticed that students learn at self-pace at our online school. Yet many parents and students are not quite sure what that means. That is why we are here to clarify that matter. Learning at own tempo is a highly convenient method, especially for students working on their athletic careers. This methodological approach has many benefits that we will present in this article.
We are providers of online education for children who are athletes. At Sport World School, they study and take tests at any time they want — no rigid schedules and time tables. Self-paced learning gives a student complete control over the process of acquiring knowledge. They choose what, when, from where, and for how long they learn.
Self-Paced Learning at Sport World School
Sport World School provides programs that cover elementary to high school. A young athlete’s life demands special routines and commitments that are usually on the opposite side with the regular school schedule. For instance, many of them miss school-days and have to deal with accumulated lessons. That can be highly stressful.
Because of that, many talented children gave up the sport. They simply couldn’t keep up with the tempo in school and on the sports field. We aim to help students balance sport and school. Throughout schooling with us, they don’t lose good results in any of these two important fields.
Besides an excellent and certified curriculum, our online school also utilizes a unique methodology. The backbone of that methodology is flexibility and self-paced learning. Student-athletes can benefit a lot from that kind of approach. It goes hand in hand with athletic responsibilities. Sport World School students develop individual learning plans, there are no group arrangements.
Set Your Own Schedule
Our online school doesn’t impose strict time tables. Quite the contrary, our students, have absolute freedom to organize their time the way they want. With 24/7 access to our online learning platform and materials, you can learn at any time. Young athletes can combine classes with training, and they will never be late for either of them. They will have the time for both. To put it simply, a student is a master of its own time, and therefore, they can organize in the best possible way.
Take the Time You Need
Regular school forces a student to follow a group tempo, while in an online school, the situation is opposite — the school follows a student’s tempo. As we have explained, students learn individually and take as much time as they want for a particular subject. In practice, it means that a student can spend more time on lessons or subjects that are harder for them and invest fewer hours on topics that they understand better.
We already mentioned that young athletes are frequently absent from school, and once they come back, they are usually under pressure to make up for the missed material. With the self-paced approach at our online school, there is no time pressure. A student will never fall behind other classmates because he or she learns individually. They don’t depend on the group tempo, but rather impose the personal one.
With this method, a student is in charge of the entire learning process, tests, quizzes, and other online school assignments. If students don’t feel ready to take the test, they don’t have to do it right now. They can take the time they need to learn and do the test once they are prepared.
Self-Paced Learning Affects Memory Performance
Through this learning at our own pace, we bring back the focus on the learning itself. A student is free from pressure, and they are oriented towards gaining knowledge. In addition to better memory performance, we also have to mention our platform with interactive multimedia elements through which we presented the program. Moreover, a student learns through fun and play. They are exploring and discovering new things from various subjects.
Adjust the School To Your Own Pace
Sport World School allows each student to customize learning the way it suits them the best. Through self-paced methodology, they will have absolute freedom to organize their time and learning materials. Without strict timetables and schedules and with 24/7 access to our platform, they can combine school with sports activities without any problems. Yet, this flexibility doesn’t affect the quality of the knowledge.
Sport World School enables young athletes to take advantage of self-paced learning, so they don’t have to compromise education for sports, and vice-versa. If you are interested to know more about our program, and online schooling in general, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach out to us via email email@example.com or via messaging on Facebook or Instagram. Above all, the enrollments are open throughout the year, and you can apply to our online school regardless of where you live.Read More