At a typical QuadKids session we are building team spirit and friendship alongside developing the skills of running, throwing and jumping. We introduce techniques gradually so each athlete gains the benefit of learning new skills. We also teach the basics of athletics at this stage – the importance of warming up, cooling down, stretching, balance and developing core strength. This is achieved through a mix of ‘drills’ – repetitive dynamic exercises that are part of any training or competition session – event specific exercises and trials, and games.
We try to make each session different by mixing up activities around core skills. A typical hour session involves a warm up run, drills, running (sprints and middle distance across the session) and one or more field events (throwing or jumping). Games involve different skills, balance, hopping, jumping, throwing, using equipment, relays and team building. Athletes are grouped by age, ability or discipline depending on the specific session plan. We try to end with a game for all (time permitting) and a warm down run (usually a lap(s) of the field).