4 Great Games That Young Athletes Love

Games That Help Make Learning Athletics Fun

Below are four of my favourite games to use when coaching young athletes. Give them a try and let me know how it goes!

Hurdles Shuttle Relay

The “Hurdles Shuttle Relay” is a shuttle relay race between teams where each athlete runs a hurdles section in one direction and a sprints section in the other direction.

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Escape from the Space Monsters

“Escape from the Space Monsters” is a team game in which young athletes attempt to escape from a “space monster prison” by successfully clearing a flexible high jump training bar.

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“Asteroids” is a shot put team game during which young athletes score team points according to where their shot lands.

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Train Tracks

“Discus Train Tracks” is a game that can be played with young athletes to help them develop control over their discus release.

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Now You Try Them

Try to find the opportunity to stage one or more of these games with a group of kids. I would love for you to report back and let me know how it goes!

What are your favourite games to use with young athletes?

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Further reading

Fun Tops the Charts for Young Athletes

Coaching Kids? 3 Important Words Of Advice

7 of the Best Warm Up Games for Very Young Athletes

6 Great Games to Use When Coaching Young Athletes

Keeping Tiny Tots On Track

How Tag Games Like This Can Help to End Your Session on a High

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20150614_154020-1Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. Learn more about him here and connect with him on TwitterFacebookLinkedin, Anchor or via email.

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