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Term 2, 2020 acquittals are now being accepted. The correct due date for Term 2 acquittals is 24 July, 2020.

Term 3 funding and program delivery will be based on up-to-date advice from the State and Territory Departments of Education and Health. Further advice will be provided in due course from Sport Australia.

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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 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 schools program

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).

The following packages are being offered in Term 2, 2020:

  • Kids’ Athletics online accreditation + Kids' Athletics equipment kit ($650)
  • Level 1 online coach accreditation + Kids’ Athletics online accreditation + set of 6 mini step hurdles ($650)
  • Kids’ Athletics online accreditation ($325)
  • Teacher delivered – already accredited ($215)

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.

The following packages are being offered in Term 2, 2020:

  • Active Aths upskilling (over-the-phone) accreditation + Secondary equipment kit ($650)
  • Level 1 online coach accreditation + Active Aths upskilling (over the phone) + set of 6 mini step hurdles ($650)
  • Active Aths over the phone accreditation ($325)
  • Teacher delivered – already accredited ($215)

Equipment

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: sportingschools@athletics.org.au

Schools can purchase Kids’ Athletics Equipment Packs which includes:

  • 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

Schools can purchase an Active Aths Equipment Pack which includes:

  • Rubber Medicine Ball 2kg x 6
  • Vortex Mega Howler x 6
  • Mini Step Hurdles - 2 x set of 6
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 Program:
    • Kids' Athletics upskilling course
  • 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 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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