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Essentials for Schools

The IAAF Kids’ Athletics and Active Aths Sporting Schools programs are designed to meet the development needs of different age groups. 

Program delivery format is flexible giving teachers the option to deliver the program in 4, 5, 6 or 7 lessons.

The Athletics Australia’s Sporting Schools team will be able to provide assistance in determining the most suitable program for your students. For groups that are of combined age your coach will be able to determine the appropriate program level. 


PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

IAAF Kids athleticsIAAF Kids’ Athletics offers nine different packages to help students develop skills and confidence around athletics based skills in a fun environment. All packages are available for age appropriate delivery with program designed to meet the development needs of different age groups through the following structure: 

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

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).

Registered school contacts can login to their Sporting Schools account to access the booking system and view the packages available in more detail. 

EQUIPMENT

Schools can purchase an IAAF Kids’ Athletics Equipment Pack which includes:

  • Field Marker Set of 50
  • Hoops
  • Numbered Bean Bag Set
  • Colour Tennis Balls
  • Skipping Ropes (various sizes)
  • Set of 6 Mini Hurdles with Carry Bag
  • Vortex Mega Howler
  • Foam Juggling Rings
  • Flat Agility Ladder
  • Space Stations Set of 6
  • Agility Pole - 2 piece
  • Rubber Pole Base
  • Equipment Kit Bags

The cost for the Equipment Kit is $ 475.00 per kit

To purchase the kit please contact Athletics Australia.

Find out how to book your program

SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

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

The focus is on fun, fitness and increased competence rather than gaining sport specific skills. Engaging all participants with a variety of basic athletics movements of run, jump and throw through team based activities.

EQUIPMENT

Schools have the opportunity to select Active Aths programs that include an equipment pack when booking with Sporting Schools. Equipment is provided by Hart Sport and contains everything required to deliver Active Aths.

For more information on this program contact Athletics Australia (details below).


CAN TEACHERS DELIVER?

Yes, registered teachers can deliver IAAF Kids’ Athletics and Active Aths in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below. 

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ATHLETICS:

You will need to:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
And meet the following requirements:

Primary School Program
  • Complete IAAF Kids' Athletics upskilling course
Secondary School Program
  • Complete Active Aths upskilling course


CONTACT

For further information visit the Athletics Australia website or contact the Sporting Schools Coordinator at Athletics Australia:

Email: sportingschools@athletics.org.au
Phone: (03) 8646 4550

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