Mini-Sports4Kids

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Introduction

This multi-sport program gives young children the opportunity to learn a variety of skills while playing many different sports. Children will participate in soccer, basketball, rugby, hockey, tennis, all the time developing their coordination and gross motor skills.

Class Outlines

18 months – 2 years old

– This is a class where parent/guardian involvement is required. Children will learn the basic fundamentals of sports; throwing, catching, bouncing and kicking. Also they will discover how the body moves; learning to run forwards, backwards and sideways.

– The primary focus of the class is on social interaction and having fun. Children will learn to share, take turns and make friends.

– All equipment is child friendly, and we use and discuss different colors, numbers and shapes throughout our lessons, preparing children for the classroom.

2 – 3.5 years old

– At this stage parent/guardian involvement is also required. At this age children are ready to focus on more advanced skill development, such as throwing and catching with one hand, different throwing styles, kicking from the hand, bouncing.

– We also spend time on more advanced coordination exercises, such as learning to tip-toe, run sideways, backwards and jump on one foot.

3.5 – 5 years old

– Children can now participate in the class by themselves. The focus for this age group is still to develop individual skills but also to get children working in small groups and learning how to work in a team.

– Children will learn to pass to other children, how to control their movement, and how to compete against other children; all the time with a big focus on developing both sides of the body. At this level we ensure that children can throw and kick with both hands and both feet. Our classes still have a major emphasis on learning in a fun and friendly environment.

5 – 7 years old

– At this age group the children should have a good core skill set and their coordination is usually well developed. We focus on team work, specific skill development, speed and agility movements and plyometrics (“jump training”).

– Children will learn how to compete within a team and against other teams. They will also learn how to win and lose, which is very important. The main focus of our small-sided games is to encourage  participation for every child to ensure that all kids are developing at the same speed.

Progression chart

Age group Parental / Guardian involvement Core skill development Class Duration
18 months – 2 years Yes – Kicking, catching, throwing, bouncing.- Moving sideways, backwards and forwards. 45 minutes
2 – 3.5 years Yes – Drop kicks, one hand catching and throwing, bouncing with individual hands.- Agility skills: Tip-toe, jump on one foot . 1 hour
3.5 – 5 years No – Passing, control, dribbling, bi-lateral development.- Speed and agility. 1 hour
5 – 7 years No – Team work, individual skill development.- Speed and agility, plyometrics. 1 hour / 1.5 hours

 

What to bring to class

–       Sport4kids uniform and hat.

–       Trainers or football boots, if the class is on grass.

–       Water bottle.

–       Healthy snack for during and after.