Little Athletics

About the Little Athletics

Agility, Balance, Co-ordination

  • The Little Athletics programme introduces children (7-10 years) to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment.
  • It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, co-ordination and balance – all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development.
  • The Little Athletics programme is delivered in athletic clubs nationwide by Athletics Leaders – adults trained through the  Athletic Leader coaching qualification courses .
  • Athletics Ireland (RDO’s) Regional Development officers are working to encourage all juvenile athletics club to embrace the Little Athletics programme.
  • Throughout the year there are four regional Jamborees with clubs coming together for fun challenges. Agility Challenges  are held throughout the year between local clubs