Run Jump Throw at Schools

Run Jump Throw provides teachers with an easy to use resource to plan and implement a quality, developmentally-appropriate athletics programme for children aged from 6-11 years old.

We’ve worked with the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation to integrate the STEP process into Run Jump Throw.  STEP = Space, Task, Equipment and People and allows for the adaption or modification of any activity to make the learning outcomes achievable for any participant. We’ve also linked with Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) to demonstrate ways in which the resource can be used in a school setting.

The quality resources (including skills cards, coaching manual, session planners and videos) allow athletics clubs to easily teach the foundation skills of athletics.  The skills section includes:

  • Running ­ – speed, endurance, starts, over obstacles and relays
  • Jumping – distance, combination jumps, jumping for height and jumping with a pole
  • Throwing – pulling, pushing, slinging and heaving.

The front of each skills card explains the key skill criteria and gives verbal clues to support the child’s learning.  The back of the card includes two fun activities and the STEP guide to support skill learning.