Children’s Athletic Camps

Children's Summer Athletics Camps

Childrens' Athletics Camps

Coach Chris Childrens' Athletics Camps at Mark Hall Sports Centre. 18th July - 12th September

Have you got children between 5 and 11 who love to run or play sports?

Maybe your child is enthusiastic about sports but you’ve noticed they can’t throw/catch, look a bit uncoordinated or are losing confidence.

With nearly two months of school summer holidays coming up including the delayed Olympic games, would you like your child to learn to run, jump and throw all under the watchful eye of an England athletics coach, in a small group whilst having lots of fun?

If so you'll love our eight week Children’s Athletics Camp with Coach Chris.

Here's what they’ll do:

  • We’ll look at preferred running distances and events and cover sprinting technique as well as endurance, focusing on some of the disciplines they’ll skim over at school.
  • Learn to throw. We'll use various objects from bean bags to balls and then turbo javelins. I aim to have every child learn a basic overarm throw by the end of the course.
  • Learn to jump and understand how to coordinate their body to perform a jump. We’ll progress to the sand pit to learn the basics of the long jump.
  • For older children, we’ll separate out those who need challenging in different ways. Some may even be ready for event specifics such as javelin 60m and 100m sprints.

Childrens' Athletics Camps

The overall goal is to learn transferrable skills your children can use in many sports. 

The course is run by Coach Chris, England Athletics coach with 20 years experience as a personal trainer and sports nutritionist specialising in sports injuries.

*In secondary schools, the gap between those who are engaged in sports and those who aren't gets wider. Athletic development is the base of all sports and with this you can achieve a much higher level as well as enjoying participating.

*There's a time to get serious about your sports training but for children under 13, it needs to be about fun, variety and basic skills.

The age groups will be 5-7 and 8-11 with homework so children can practice skills even if they can't make every session.

How can you join in?

Click on the button to sign up.

You'll need to complete the basic pre exercise waiver and sign up via our booking system. Adults can manage childrens' accounts.

We understand, due to summer holidays, children are unlikely to be able to attend all weeks. The cost reflects this. It's £64 for the course.

Please note Chris holds a full enhanced DBS certificate, completed as part of his England Athletics Coaching qualification and is currently coaching at Mark Hall Athletics Club.

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