Frequently Asked Questions

Coder Sports Academy is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of technology innovators by offering a unique, engaging, and collaborative learning experience. Our mission is to teach children computer coding skills in a fun, team-based environment while promoting essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. We provide a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of programming languages and professional tools, tailored to suit the interests and skill levels of our students.

Our sports-inspired learning approach sets us apart from other coding schools, as we instill the values of respect, integrity, and dedication in our “Coder Athletes.” Students apply their coding knowledge to real-life situations through projects and activities, such as creating games, building websites, and exploring topics like drone AI development. This hands-on, project-based approach encourages creativity, innovation, and a sense of accomplishment.

At Coder Sports Academy, we also emphasize nurturing leadership skills by providing opportunities for students to lead teams of their peers during collaborative projects and hackathons. Our dedicated team of instructors stays up-to-date with the latest industry trends, ensuring our students receive relevant and cutting-edge education.

In summary, Coder Sports Academy is a hub for innovation, learning, and personal growth, empowering our students to become the technology leaders of tomorrow with coding skills, teamwork experience, and leadership qualities they need to thrive in the ever-evolving tech world.

Coder Sports Academy was founded in Ottawa, Ontario. New locations will be opening soon. Contact us anytime to request more information.

Coder Sports stands out from other coding classes due to our unique approach to teaching computer programming and our dedication to fostering a passion for computer science in young learners. Here are some key aspects that set Coder Sports apart:

1. Age-appropriate curriculum: Our courses are thoughtfully designed to cater to different age groups and skill levels, ensuring that students can grasp coding concepts in an age-appropriate and engaging manner. We use intuitive and visually appealing programming platforms like Scratch for younger learners, making coding accessible and enjoyable.

2. Experienced instructors: Our team of dedicated instructors is passionate about computer science education and possesses the experience and expertise necessary to provide high-quality instruction. They employ teaching strategies that emphasize hands-on learning, step-by-step guidance, and interactive projects to keep students engaged and motivated.

3. Focus on essential skills: In addition to core programming concepts, we also emphasize the development of essential skills like creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Our courses incorporate teamwork activities, problem-solving exercises, and game-based learning to help students build a strong foundation in these crucial areas.

4. Personalized attention: We maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure that each student receives personalized attention and support. This allows our instructors to closely monitor each student’s progress and provide tailored guidance as needed.

5. Fun and engaging projects: Our courses are designed to spark students’ interest in coding through fun, interactive projects that allow them to apply their newfound skills in real-world contexts. By working on these projects, students can see the practical applications of coding and develop a genuine passion for computer science.

6. Strong community: Coder Sports fosters a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can connect with their peers, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. We believe that building a strong community is essential for nurturing young minds and helping them succeed in their coding journey.

By combining these elements, Coder Sports provides a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that sets us apart from other coding classes, ensuring that our students develop the knowledge, skills, and passion necessary to excel in computer science and related fields.

At Coder Sports Academy, we collaborate closely with industry partners and educational institutions to ensure that our educational programs are in line with current best practices and prepare our Coder Athletes for post-secondary success.

We offer a diverse range of programming languages, catering to different age groups and skill levels. For beginners and younger students, we teach block programming using Scratch and MakeCode, which provide a fun and interactive introduction to coding concepts. As students progress, they can delve into more advanced languages, such as JavaScript, Python, Lua (used in Roblox), C# (used in Unity), and Unreal Blueprints scripting language.

In addition to these core languages, Coder Sports Academy is constantly updating and expanding our curriculum to include new and emerging technologies, ensuring that our Coder Athletes stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of programming. By offering a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience, we empower our students to thrive in their coding journeys and achieve success in their future academic and professional endeavors.

At Coder Sports, we strive to provide a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for our young students. Our courses are designed to cover a wide range of essential computer programming concepts, catering to different age groups and skill levels. By participating in our programs, students can expect to learn the fundamentals of coding, algorithmic thinking, and computational problem-solving.

Our courses introduce students to various programming languages, such as Scratch, Python, and JavaScript. Students begin with foundational concepts like loops, conditionals, variables, and functions, and gradually progress to more advanced topics such as data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming. In addition to these core programming concepts, we also emphasize the development of essential skills like creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking through interactive projects, game-based learning, and teamwork activities.

At Coder Sports, we are committed to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to excel in computer science and succeed in the ever-evolving world of technology.

At Coder Sports, we understand the importance of catering to the unique learning needs and abilities of younger students. Our courses are carefully designed to be age-appropriate and engaging, ensuring that younger students can grasp essential coding concepts without feeling overwhelmed. We use intuitive and visually appealing programming platforms, such as Scratch, which are specifically designed for younger learners and make the coding process more accessible and enjoyable.

Our experienced instructors employ teaching strategies that emphasize hands-on learning, step-by-step guidance, and interactive projects to keep students engaged and motivated. Additionally, we maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio, allowing for personalized attention and support, ensuring that each student progresses at their own pace and receives the help they need.

At Coder Sports, our goal is to make computer programming accessible and enjoyable for students of all ages, including younger learners. We believe that with the right approach and support, even young students can develop a strong foundation in coding and computational thinking, setting them up for success in their future educational and career pursuits.

Absolutely! At Coder Sports, we welcome students with varying levels of experience, including those who are complete beginners. Our courses are designed to accommodate students who are just starting their coding journey, and we ensure that our curriculum is both accessible and engaging for those with no prior experience.

Our experienced instructors will guide students through the learning process step by step, providing clear explanations and hands-on support. We start with the basics and gradually introduce more advanced concepts as students become more comfortable and confident with their coding skills.

In addition, we use beginner-friendly programming platforms, such as Scratch, which allow students to quickly grasp coding concepts through visual programming blocks and an intuitive interface. This makes it easier for students with no prior experience to dive into the world of computer programming and start creating their own projects.

So, whether your child is a complete beginner or has some experience in coding, our Coder Sports courses are designed to help them develop their skills and foster a passion for computer science.

Coder Sports offers programming courses designed for a wide range of age groups, typically starting from around 6 to 8 years old and going up to 17 or 18 years old. The age ranges may vary slightly depending on the specific course offerings and curriculum.

We offer a special “Little Coders” program for children ages 4 – 5. Contact us for more information and schedules.

To cater to the diverse needs and abilities of different age groups, our courses are organized into age-appropriate levels, ensuring that students can grasp coding concepts in an engaging and accessible manner. For younger students, we use beginner-friendly programming platforms like Scratch, while older students can explore more advanced languages such as Python and JavaScript.

Please note that the exact age range for Coder Sports may vary by location and program offerings. For the most accurate information, we recommend contacting your local Coder Sports center to learn more about the courses and age groups available in your area.

Yes. Teens aged 15 – 18 may join our “Code Ventures” program. 

Along with technical excellence in coding, teens learn teamwork, presentation skills, leadership, and business topics such as corporate marketing, sales, & finance. Teens may also explore advanced topics in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning using tools such as Amazon AWS SageMaker & challenges such as DeepRacer.  Teens may focus on core Information Technology programs in areas such as TCP/IP networking, Cyber Security, Blockchain, and many other current areas of interest.

Teens who are new to coding complete individual development lessons while working in a team on real world business startup ideas.

At Coder Sports, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to missed or canceled classes. Our policy aims to provide flexibility and accommodate our clients’ needs while ensuring the smooth operation of our programs.

For missed classes, we offer the opportunity to make up the missed session by attending a similar class within the same week, if available. We kindly ask parents to notify us in advance if their child will be missing a class, so we can plan accordingly and provide them with the necessary information to attend a make-up session.

In case of canceled classes due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or instructor unavailability, we will make every effort to reschedule the class at a later date that works for all parties involved. If rescheduling is not possible, we will provide a prorated refund or credit for the canceled class, depending on the client’s preference.

To ensure fairness and smooth operations, we kindly ask our clients to review our cancellation policy in detail, which can be found in the registration materials or on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our team, and we will be more than happy to assist you.