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Announcement of the Singapore Athletics Kids’ Athletics Programme by Club Zoom

Announcement of the Kids’ Athletics Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Singapore Athletics Kids’ Athletics Programme by Club ZOOM for the term commencing 10th Nov 2021. Created by World Athletics, Kids’ Athletics (“KA”) is intended to make Athletics educational and exciting for children. Our KA Programme aims to achieve this by focusing on being participant-centric. Through a series of fun and innovative activities, we hope to help our kids discover a love for sports and embrace an active lifestyle.

Objectives

For children of all sporting abilities to develop fundamental movements and the basic skills of running, jumping and throwing through fun and challenging activities. This experience will also build team-building and social interaction skills. 

Benefits of participating

The benefits of the Kids Athletics programme are:

  • To let kids try out a variety of basic movements found in athletics
  • To reinforce their fundamental movement and skills through a progressive increase in intensity of games and activities
  • To promote team events in which everyone contributes to the games, providing social interaction while learning team work
  • To offer competition opportunities to motivate and stimulate their excitement to play
  • To allow the children to discover their interest and potential ability in sports
  • To encourage the children to play and take part in physical activities for a healthier lifestyle

Programme Schedule

  Wednesday Saturday Sunday
Activity / Group Kids – Lower Primary 1700-1800 Kids – Lower Primary 1700-1800 Kids – Lower Primary 0800-0900
Kids – Upper Primary 1830-2000 Kids – Upper Primary 1830-2000 Kids – Upper Primary 0930-1100
Lesson 1 10 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov
Lesson 2 17 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov
Lesson 3 24 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov
Lesson 4 01 Dec 04 Dec 05 Dec
Kindred Spirit * 11 Dec
Lesson 5 15 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec
Lesson 6 5 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan
Lesson 7 12 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan
Lesson 8 19 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan
Lesson 9 26 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan
KA Fiesta** 6 Feb

*  All participants of this programme will be entitled to take part in the Kindred Spirit, a monthly Track and Field Series organised by Club ZOOM for participants of all ages.

**  KA Fiesta is a team event held at the end of each term for our kids to recap and consolidate what they have learnt in a fun and engaging way.

Sign up here: bit.ly/SAACZKAForm

Closing date: 7 November 2021, 2359 Hrs


KIDS’ ATHLETICS – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. KA Poster

WHAT IS KIDS’ ATHLETICS

Singapore Athletics (SA) launched the Kids’ Athletics (KA) programme in September 2003, which is initiated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It has since been growing stronger and expanding steadily. Kids’ Athletics (KA) is a concept in athletics which aims to properly develop young athletes through systematic and age and development level-appropriate training.

We are an organization that believes in talent identification and nurturing our young ones, especially in the arena of athletics. Rather than transiting children into the adult world and compelling them to serious competition, we endeavour to inspire children a love for athletics by taking athletics to their world of having fun. We achieve this by introducing them to the basic motor skills through playing and providing colourful and imaginative equipment suited to their physique and ability. By using equipment specifically designed for children, they will enjoy the experience of athletics in a fun and safe learning environment.

We strive to create fun while at the same time giving each child the opportunity to improve and develop their fitness according to their individual ability, through safe and systematic training. In doing so, we certainly do not overlook the more significant aspects of athletics. Coaching is our top priority at SA, with a strong emphasis on teaching the correct athletics techniques without losing the element of fun.

Our coaching philosophy is to avoid over-training children in the younger age groups so that they would develop the love for athletics, to experience and provide opportunities for them to express their natural instincts of running, jumping and throwing. There still exist many instances where young kids are over-exposed to tough training regime which does not suit their young age in terms of their physical and mental maturity. We are deeply grounded in pediatric exercise science.

SA is a non-profit organization catering to the development of kids’ athletics in children aged 5 to 12 years old. Children will enjoy and learn athletic skills in a fun and dynamic environment, with professional coaches providing coaching and care to make sure that the young ones get the necessary attention that they need. More importantly, we seek to infuse universal values of respect, resilience, integrity and perseverance.

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