Logo medium Mobile logo


Athletics Coaching and Activities in the Stratford on Avon Area


How can AStarCoaching help?

Primary 4.1primary 1.1

The Primary school years for a child is a key environment in which to develop the fundamental principles associated with running, jumping and throwing, but with the tremendous pressure on teachers to deliver a full and varied curriculum, there is precious little time to devote to these fundamental principles.

As we know, good teaching at the very early stages is crucial, along with appropriate year on year progression. It is widely recognised that the fundamental skills learnt via running, throwing and jumping are the basic underpinning components of the majority of sports and learning the basics at a young age will help pupils acquire the habits associated with long-term skill development in all sports.

AStarCoaching’s approach focuses on teaching  fundamental/multi skill principles in a stimulating, exciting and fun way to all pupils irrespective of ability.

Benefits and outcomes  :-

  • Helping children stay fit and healthy
  • Multi Skill Athletic based activity for everyone
  • School and club link – synergy
  • Assisting school staff to plan and deliver sport during curriculum time
  • Out-of-school hour activities, such as after-school clubs
  • Using the expertise in Stratford upon Avon AC and sharing it with schools
  • Signposting athletes into the club environment
  • Continuity of regular, year round activity
  • Recognition and prestige for both the pupil and the school
  • Lasting legacy of skills and fitness

The activities can be delivered throughout the year in curriculum time and/or after school, by qualified, enthusiastic, CRB checked, specialist club athletics/multi event specialist coaches, in a fun environment that will help pupils build their confidence, acquire underpinning movement and event specific skills required to help with a healthy lifestyle.

This all round approach is based on the experiences over many years of delivering athletics/multi events in the club environment and the programmes developed by the sports NGB, UKA e.g. via Elevating Athletics.

The need to stretch the more gifted pupils is also recognised and because the activities are delivered by club based coaches, all pupils can be signposted into club and holiday camp athletics.



Improvements in :-

  • Fundamental Movement and Multi Skills
  • Conditioning - fitness, mobility, speed, agility, endurance
  • Specific technical attributes i.e.run, jump, throw
  • Athletics event skills and performance

Planning and delivery of :-

  • Sports Days
  • Sportshall
  • Quadkids Multi event Track and Field
  • Fun activities
  • Intra schools competition
  • Inter school competition




Astar2Supported by2SOADC2    SUAAC2      school games