A new Little Athletics training session will be commencing on Wednesday 16th September for children who are in Senior Infants - from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays for 10 weeks at Craughwell AstroTurf. The cost is €40 for the 10 weeks, payable at the first session.
Athletics is highly regarded as an ideal introduction to all sports due to its focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing.
The session will be coordinated by Mark Gillen (086 816 2637) but we will need help from parents of children joining the group to run it. Please contact Mark if interested in getting involved – the club will provide training for coaches as the year progresses. No prior knowledge is required as other coaches and athletes from the club will be assisting in the initial weeks.
Due the pandemic, numbers in the group will be restricted to 30 children so that it is easier to split the group into subgroups meeting HSE guidelines.
After the initial 10 weeks, the group will only continue if we enlist sufficient assistance from parents during these initial weeks. Unfortunately if we don't get enough new parents to help, we won't be able to continue it beyond those initial 10 weeks as our coaches are already maxed out in other training sessions.
Note this session is only for senior infants - there are other sessions for older children. I will be putting on update on the website later today in regard to training times for the older age groups.