TEAM SPORTS EXPERIENCE
Successful teams act together as a unit, our range of team sports building packages and courses are proven to promote and develop team unity, team cohesion and team camaraderie. Our skilled instructors are a combination of Army Physical Training Instructors/ Health and fitness specialists and college graduates with years of experience in all aspects of team building/ bonding and leadership instruction. In consultation with your team management our instructors will provide a tailor made course specific to your teams needs, catering for all levels and all sports. We guarantee to take your team out of their comfort zone, pushing them to the limits and beyond, ensuring future team success.
TEAM DEVELOPMENT: Specialised unit cohesion
An intensive team building session where outcomes are measured. Provides an ideal opportunity for management or elements within the team environment to develop a better understanding of each other and establish a strong identifiable unit.
Using MTa ‘out of the box’ experiential activities our facilitators enable you to build teams, develop leaders, improve communication and much more. Whatever your team building and motivation requirements are, we can create a memorable event that will leave a lasting impression. Our unique and stimulating activities will assist in developing all aspects of team building and bonding.
BACK TO BASICS: Tailored packages for all ages and codes
Packages incorporating all sporting codes and are tailored to address the age and profile of the team. Assessment upon arrival. Physical and mental stress testing. Task completion under duress and assessment of characteristics. Guidance and instructions issued at all time to develop and foster team leadership and development. Fostering camaraderie and a sense of achievement. "Esprit de corps" is our core principal pushing every team member across the finishing line. Packages can be specifically focused to address team preferences and ability, taking into account training periodisation.
SURVIVAL EXPERIENCE: A team building adventure
A team building experience with a difference. Starting with a structured learning survival program. Your team must then put their new found skills to the test in the wild.
The group is split up and begins a scavenger hunt for survival materials. Teamwork becomes a basic survival skill and Bush Craft becomes reality, your team must bond or perish.
FUN: Social team bonding
Enjoy a day in the beautiful Fota Island Resort and avail of the vast array of activities, the core concept of the social day at Fota is that your team are together working as one in a fun and enjoyable environment. Teamwork and communication are still evident throughout this experience whereby team members are constantly interacting with each other while carrying out fun activities, bonding as they experience each adventure. This is a social day, where you reward your team with a day of fun activities which subtly encourage your team to bond by way of fun interaction.
Activities: Survival Skills Orienteering Kayaking Field Games Archery Obstacle Course, Lunch, Evening meals and accommodation options available.
“The Spike Island Adventure Team put together a fantastic day for our squad. They composed the day to challenge the guys mentally & physically but tailored this fit into a weekly load management requirements. Their knowledge of how professional sports teams run; what they require to function as a unit makes them standout. I would thoroughly recommend a day out at Spike Island to any sporting team.”
Alex James, Team Manager, London Irish RFC
“This year she feels better about the camogie. The turning point for her was a visit to Spike Island, best known for being that station of a prison. It was there the Cork camogie team paid some penance too and were all the better for it. “We put down a really hard day there. It was soaking wet, absolutely lashing, and the army really put us through our paces. We’d be carrying dead weight, with blindfolds on and next thing you’d hear a scream and someone had been fired in to the water. Afterwards the army lads pointed out our deficiencies. Some people didn’t respect other people. Our communication needed to be better. It all came to the fore and since then there’s been a huge difference. I think girls just tuned in a bit more, started taking it more serious. We’ve become closer, better at communicating, better friends really."
Briege Corkey - Cork Camogie Team
"The trip will never be forgotten by our players. The professionalism of the instructors was top class from start to finish and the activities were much more difficult and challenging than what we expected but in a positive way. The team de-brief on conclusion of the day was not only interesting, it was straight to the point and our weaknesses and strengths were spelled out to us very clearly with our players taking loads from it. Everybody left the island on an absolute high and this can only be a positive for our preparations for upcoming games. Thanks Steve and the lads once again."
"Thanks Stephen for a fantastic day that was challenging and rewarding, our team was pushed to the limit allowing us to discover inner strengths and weaknesses. As a result our team has greatly benefited from the experience, I will be recommending this event to other age groups in our club and beyond as a must for team building and bonding."
Eoin Geary, Cobh Pirates Rugby Club
"Our team found our day at Spike Adventure highly beneficial. Stephen and his crew ensured that whilst the day was both physically and mentally challenging, the team was able to complete all tasks. The instructors set the tone the minute we arrived on the island and we were in no doubt how tough the day would be. Emphasis is put on leadership of the team captain and also the teamwork followed by communication within the team. At the end Stephens’s advice and guidance was both motivational and inspiring. A well worth trip for any team and also great value for money."
Stephen Flynn, Clonea GAA