Primary (Age 7 - 11)
Primary Age Group Programmes – (Age 7-11) We offer support, resources and equipment for four Primary Age Group programmes. Each programme has been developed by working closely with children, teachers and experts in each field to provide fun, safe and educationally beneficial activities.
Sportshall Primary (Age 7 - 11)
Sportshall is an exciting indoor programme of adapted athletics activities. Sportshall provides fun ways to build core skills, gain British Athletics Sportshall Awards and is renowned for its exhilarating team competitions. Sportshall is the top school sports participation competition in the UK.
Primary Endurance - (Age 7 - 11)
The Endurance programme offers a focused activity that can be delivered without the need for specialist facilities for any group size. Using innovative activities, awards and competition components endurance activity can be used to improve the base fitness level for grassroots athletics and a wide variety of different sports. We offer full support and resources for the British Athletics Endurance Awards and exciting endurance competition events such as the World 5000m Challenge.
Primary Track and Field (Age 9 - 11)
The skills of running, jumping and throwing are presented in a safe and fun way. The English Schools Athletic Association Track and Field Awards form the core of this programme with innovative training and competition formats ideally suited for the primary ages. The ESAA Awards scheme has now superseded the old British Athletics Award for Track and Field Athletics in England.
Primary Highland Games (Age 7 - 11)
The Highland Games is a fun and exciting introduction to Celtic competition. The grassroots development programme comprises 8 events that can be used for individual skills building, gaining awards or exciting team competition. Developed by Sportshall Creator George Bunner MBE in Partnership with Highland Games Champion Graeme Allan, the Highland Games programme has been successfully used as the field events section of the AAAs Tom Pink relays since 2010.
Med Ball Challenge Schools
MED BALL CHALLENGE SCHOOLS
The Med Ball Challenge Page for clubs can be found by clicking here
The Med Ball Challenge is a fun-filled selection of Medicine Ball throws aimed at providing a well-rounded experience of throwing, heaving and launching for all age groups and all stages of development, but particularly for grassroots athletics.
KINDS OF THROW
To highlight the valuable contribution that can be made by the legs to a throwing activity.
A two handed forward throw utilizing the legs and trunk.
To push the ball as far as possible.
In this standing throw the participant pushes a weighted ball with both hands from the chest into a pre-measured throwing area. This is a good introduction to the push technique use in the shot put event. This technique is also used in Basketball and Netball where it is known as the chest pass.
An overhead throw using the back and legs to propel the ball.
A two handed throw where the participant starts facing the direction of the throw. This event uses the whole body in a basic ‘pull’ technique which is a good training exercise for javelin throwers, soccer players, tennis players and several other ball games.
To power the ball over the head using the whole body to generate maximum momentum.
This is a two handed over the head power throw which is a full body exercise. If done correctly the ball should travel further than the distances achieved in the other throws. It develops the ability to combine the maximum contribution from all the parts of the body into a single action.
To heave the ball over a shoulder having generated acceleration and created a long radius around the body.
A two handed reversed throw where the participant keeps their back to the direction of the throw. this event uses the whole body in a basic rotational technique which is used in several throwing events and is relevant to movements in some ball games.