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Athletics

Athletics is a foundation sport which gives children the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing that are transferable across all sports.

Athletics Australia’s Sporting Schools programs, Kids’ Athletics, Run Active, and Active Aths, are an introduction to team-based activities in an age appropriate format.

The focus of these programs is on skill development to build a generation of active, healthy, sport loving children while most importantly having fun.

“Our ambition is to excite, bring in team ethics and provide all the physical literacies you need going through life in athletics and in all other sports.”
World Athletics President

Primary School programs

Kids' Athletics

Kids’ Athletics is a highly engaging participation based program which focuses on the development of running, jumping and throwing through fun and engaging activities.

The program can be delivered in three skill levels:

  • Beginner (Foundation - Grade 2)
  • Intermediate (Grade 3 - 4)
  • Advanced (Grade 5 - 6)

The Kids’ Athletics Program is fully aligned with all relevant school curriculum competencies.

The delivery of the product can be modified by the number of sessions willing to be delivered internally (teacher) or externally (Athletics Australia sourced coach).

Run Active

Run Active is a fun, games-based progressive run program for kids aged 9-12 developed by Athletics Australia. This 4 to 8 week program consists of a range of age and developmentally appropriate activities that promote enjoyment of physical activity, development of physical literacy, and provides a basis for an active lifestyle.

The delivery of the product can be modified by the number of sessions (minimum 4), and implemented either internally (teacher delivered program including accreditation course and coaching manual), or externally (Athletics Australia sourced coach).

Secondary schools program

The Active Aths program is designed to develop competence and capability in students, empowering them to confidently engage in sport and a healthy lifestyle.

The program engages all students in team-based activities that use a variety of basic athletics movements such as run, jump and throw. The focus is on fun, fitness and increased competence rather than gaining sport specific skills.

The delivery of the product can be modified by the number of sessions willing to be delivered internally (teacher) or externally (Athletics Australia sourced coach).

The Active Aths Program is only available for Year 7 and Year 8 students.

With the support of Deaf Sports Australia, we can also facilitate an Active Deaf Kids program through Sporting Schools. To book, simply outline in the comments that you would like an Active Deaf Kids program.

Equipment

Run Active Equipment Pack

  • Cones
  • Hoops
  • Mini hurdles
  • Whistle
  • Rings (for relay batons)
  • Bean bags

To purchase the following equipment kits please add ‘Equipment’ to your coach or teacher delivered package via the Sporting Schools Booking System or purchase directly from Athletics Australia by emailing: jo.hyland@athletics.org.au

Primary school equipment packsSecondary school equipment packs
Kids' Athletics Equipment Pack - $375
  • Mega Howler x 3
  • Plastic Juggling Rings x 1
  • Mini Step Hurdles - 1 x set of 6
  • Spring Base Agility Pole - 2 x piece of 3
  • Super Dome Base x 3
  • Strip Mesh Carry Bag x 1
  • Marking Disc Red x 6
  • Marking Disc White x 6
  • Flat Agility Ladders x 1
Active Aths Equipment Pack - $500
  • Rubber Medicine Ball 2kg x 6
  • Vortex Mega Howler x 6
  • Mini Step Hurdles - 2 x set of 6
Kids' Athletics Equipment Pack - $500
  • Field Marker Set of 50 x 1
  • Alphabet Bean Bag Set x 1
  • X-Out Tennis Ball x 12
  • Skipping Rope 9m Purple Handles x 1
  • Vortex Mega Howler x 1
  • Skipping Rope 2.7m Red Handles x 2
  • Skipping Rope 2.1m White Handles x 3
  • Skipping Rope 2.4m Green Handles x 5
  • Plastic Juggling Rings x 1
  • Mini Step Hurdles - Set of 6 x 1
  • Agility Pole - 2 piece x 3
  • Super Dome Base x 3
  • 4 Strip Mesh Carry Bag x 1
  • Hollow Hoop - 50cm Red x 3
  • Hollow Hoop - 60cm Blue x 3
  • Hollow Hoop - 75cm Yellow x 3
  • Marking Disc x 6
  • Marking Disc Red x 6
  • Flat Agility Ladders x 1
Active Aths Equipment Pack - $900
  • 10 x Witches Hats
  • 10 x Witches Hats (23cm) White
  • 6 x Hollow Hoop - 60cm Red
  • 6 x Hollow Hoop - 60cm Yellow
  • 6 x Rubber Medicine Ball 2kg
  • 6 x Dome Kit Poles
  • 6 x Super Dome Base
  • 3 x Flat Agility Ladders
  • 6 x Vortex Mega Howler
  • 2 x Mini Step Hurdles - Set of 6
  • 15 x X-Out Tennis Balls
  • 2 x Alphabet Bean Bag Set
Teachers

Registered teachers can deliver Kids’ Athletics and Active Aths in Sporting Schools by meeting the following requirements:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Primary School Programs:
    • Kids' Athletics upskilling course
    • Or, Run Active accreditation
  • Secondary School Program:
    • Active Aths upskilling course

Teachers can complete these courses by booking in a teacher delivered package via the Sporting Schools Booking System.

Coaches

To become a coach and deliver athletics in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Athletics Australia is one.

Athletics Australia coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and do not require external coaching providers. For further information contact Athletics Australia.

Athletics Australia Resources

The Kids’ Athletics curriculum aligned resources are designed to support flexible delivery of athletics in primary schools.

Teachers and coaches can deliver this program in 4, 5, 6 or 7 lessons with developmentally appropriate programs for:

The Run Active resources are designed to support flexible delivery of progressive running in primary schools for kids aged 9-12.

Teachers and coaches can deliver this program in 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 lessons with developmentally appropriate programs

View the Run Active Lesson Overview.

The Active Aths program is designed to develop competence and capability in students, empowering them to confidently engage in sport and a healthy lifestyle.

View the program overview.

Schools can access these coaching manuals and training courses when they make a booking via the Sporting Schools Booking system.

Teachers and coaches wanting to build their Athletics knowledge can view the Athletics Australia coach course calendar to find a course near you.

Athletics Australia - Sporting Schools Coordinator

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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