Canada’s “Run Jump Throw” Program – Back to the Grassroots
Athletics Canada is the national governing body of Track and Field in Canada.
Their Run Jump Throw program is a fundamentals program that teaches boys and girls the technical skill progressions for athletic events. The primary goal is physical fitness, health and physical development for children 6-12 years of age in Canada.
It is also a foundation program that all youths can benefit from with the basic skills of running, jumping and throwing, and designed to increase transferable physical skill abilities to other sports including soccer, football, and basketball.
In short, any sport that involves speed, strength, and agility.
The program provides individual assessment for participants and is a terrific tool for physical education, special education or adaptive physical education programs. Moreover, it is a great after school or Saturday morning program in which parents can participate as volunteer officials.
Every province has their own Provincial branches. More information can be found at Athletics Canada.
A 4:42 min video (352x 240) is presented here by the Alberta branch of the Run Jump Throw program :
Thank you to Jimson Lee of SpeedEndurance.com for this guest post.