Category Archives: High Jump Games

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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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

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

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