Programme Structure

newham athletics kids
Athletes are initially grouped into sessions according to which school year they are in:
  • Year 2 to 4 (minimum age is 7 for Tuesday and 6 for Saturday)
  • Year 5 to 7

Each year we run four 10-week Blocks

Membership is per Block - see costs here

Each Block consists of Training Sessions and 2 Award Sessions

Once a Block is finished we host a competition

We aim for a coach to athlete ratio of 1 coach to 8 athletes




Each session starts with a group warm-up.

Athletes then rotate around 2 to 4 stations. 

Athletes will be exposed to a multi-event, multi-skills programme with running, jumping and throwing activities the central components. 
All sessions are led by England Athletics licensed and DBS checked coaches. 
Twice during each Block we will challenge the athletes with an Awards programme - such as the Sportshall Awards

Athletes have the opportunity to earn badges and certificates for their achievements.  These will be awarded during the last session of the Block.
After each Block we will host a multi-event short-form competition, such as Quadkids

Entry will be free for those who were members of the previous Block, and open to non-members for a fee.

Typically these competitions last no more than 3-hours and take place on a weekend.
newham athletics sprint

Y2 to Y4

Y5 to Y7

In this session we introduce the athletes to a wide range of movements within an athletics setting. The emphasis is on exciting their interest and developing a basic level of physical competence. 

Suggested frequency of sessions - 1 per week

Time of sessions:
Tuesday: 17:30 to 18:30
Saturday: 09:30 to 10:30

Athletes in this session will ideally have a basic level of physical competence across a range of movements. We will continue to help athletes develop these physical competencies whilst  enabling them to perform basic Track & Field skills across the breadth of disciplines. 

Suggested frequency of sessions - 1 to  2 per week

Time of sessions:
Tuesday: 18:30 to 19:30
Saturday: 10:30 to 11:30