Mini Athletics - is all about winning gold medal for children's sports classes!
We take what children love to do the most (running super fast, jumping high and throwing far) and mix it with imaginative themes, learning to follow instructions, making friends and developing gross motor skills. We believe it is the magical combination of imaginative play, sport and burning energy!
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.
We operate and cover the Wolverhampton, Telford and Stourbridge areas.
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