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Mini Athletics for kids age 2-7 years
January 16 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am
An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely
Athletics for Kids in Hackney
Through play based learning we teach a structured, yet fun format, that enhances athleticism of 2 – 7 year olds. These skills can then be used in a wide range of sports, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
We win the gold medal for developing physical, cognitive and social skills!
Children need to learn basic skills of running, jumping and throwing in order to enhance sporting competence and confidence. Therefore, Mini Athletics enhances athleticism through a progressive model of balance, co-ordination, speed and agility exercises. Our older classes then progress to learning specific techniques of these skills in athletics based games. Children will become competent, not just in athletics but all sports that involve these fundamental physical skills.
The cognitive element of our classes is highly important. Research has shown that a structured program of movement should be part of every child’s education. In our early years class, children start to learn the format and how to take instruction. Initially, this will involve parent participation but our aim is for every child to take part independently (although parents will need to be present at every class). In our older classes, we progress the cognitive element further by introducing two-step instructions and implementing these in competitive athletic events.
Through extensive research, the Mini Athletics program was created to enhance positive personality characteristics such as confidence, self-esteem, sharing and communicating. This is achieved with our excellent lesson plans and positive coaching methods. A positive introduction to sport is absolutely vital to enhance participation through life.