Multi-sports and Activity classes
Through our weekly multi-sport programmes we aim to teach children age-appropriate FUNdamental gross motor skills, such as running, jumping and balancing, that will form the building blocks of their future athletic development. We introduce children to different types of sports and as they develop they learn technical sport specific skills, build knowledge and confidence. Having built their confidence and skills children are then ready to develop these building blocks in many wider sporting environments. All our classes use the Olympic values as a catalyst to learn about the balance of healthy body and a healthy mind. We introduce the concept of teamwork and healthy competition whilst instilling the importance of fair play and respect for others, all in a fun environment.
AGE GROUPS 2.5-3.5 YEARS AND 3.5-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOL)
These sessions are the children’s first experience of sport participation and therefore we want this to be a positive and happy experience. Through these sessions the team will work to develop coordination and control and increasing your child's confidence to move in different ways. The skills learnt here will be laying the foundations of movement to support the more sport specific and difficult skills that are required as they get older. We understand that children at the early stages of this programme may not be able to follow lots of instruction but we work to be creative to ensure the children are improving their skills whilst having lots fun!
Balance, jumping, strength, co-ordination, listening and taking turns.
Lots of opportunities to move in a varied pattern to help the learning of how to move
Lots of smiles to support the beginnings of an active and healthy lifetsyle
Small groups allow coaches to set a pace for young children
Working in a small group and willingly trying new activities
Creative activities to encourage colour and number recognition
AGE GROUPS 4-5 YEARS (RECEPTION) AND 5-6 YEARS (YEAR 1)
These sessions are suitable for early-years school aged children and continue to work on increasing the competence levels and maintaining that all importance confidence. Your child will continue to develop the movement skills already learnt, alongside continuing to grow their positive attitude towards participation in sport and physical activity. There is an introduction to more sport specific skills that will support their enjoyment of a range of activities following completion of the programme. Your child will work in teams and with partners to develop those all-important life skills such as communication, respect, team work, compassion, striving to achieve mini goals that are transferable into the real world as they move into the older age groups.
Ongoing refinement of skills, whilst progressing development on balance, coordination and agility
Working on balance when landing, rotating, twisting and turning. Develop hopping and jumping and include focus on changes of speed and direction.
Enjoyment is always at the forefront of our programmes.
Maintain confidence and encourage further participation and to ‘have a go’ at more complex skills. Lots of praise and encouragement to keep ‘trying’ and to be creative.
Gradually increase the levels of bouncing, throwing, catching, kicking, and striking
Encourage children to work together, listen to each other and the coach
AGE GROUPS 6-7 YEARS (YEAR 2) AND 7-8 YEARS (YEAR 3)
By this stage your child will have developed a good foundation of movement, team work and sport skills. With the aim of the programme being that the children leave with confidence and passion for sport and physical activity we aim to
create structured sessions that continues to refines the skills already learnt and provides your child with the opportunity to participate in small sided, fun and friendly competitive games in a range of sports.
Decision making skills, spatial awareness and continued work on direction and control
Learning to move and create space through timing
Communication skills improved as work together in games and in practices
The children will use the skills they’ve learnt in small-sided game situations
Continuing to enjoy physical challenges, learn new sport specific sport skills and refine existing ones.
Game situations help to teach an understanding of winning and losing, and supporting each other.