Prog Structure 7-14

Athletics New Zealand’s Run-Jump-Throw (RJT) programme

Pt Chevalier Athletics aims to provide an enjoyable and engaging experience for our athletes. One that supports growth of their skills and develops their passion for sports and fitness.

Therefore, this season sees the Run Jump Throw progamme and principles being incorporated into our coaching of traditional of track and field events. Desired outcomes include:

  • more individual time on discipline.
  • higher activity levels.
  • greater “hands-on” time with suitable equipment for ability level.
  • enjoyable games and relays as instructional tools.
  • create better adult : child ratios.

Specifically:

For 7-9s, the Beginners – better transition from the Junior ages 3 to 6 with use of familiar equipment and activities and game based on RJT. Emphasis is on movement skills for the full range of jumping, running and throwing actions.

Some introductions include

  • soft PVC throwing equipment
  • scissor hurdles for Jumping
  • short repeats of 30-50m distances to develop technique and take advantage of the “speed development window” at occurs at this age.

For 10-11s, the Learners – the basic skills are reinforced with RJT drills and activities, but balance shifts toward developing correct progressions in the traditional disciplines, taking advantage of the “skill hungry” development stage.

For 12-15s, the Competitors, the focus is reinforcing and refining basic skills and developing the application of strength and power in the action. Moremphasis is placed on preparing athletes for inter-club and regional competitions. Some elements of RJT are utilised.

Pt Chevalier Athletics aims to provide an enjoyable and engaging experience for our athletes. One that supports growth of their skills and develops their passion for sports and fitness.

CONTACT DETAILS
You can contact a representative of the Club by emailing
ptchevathletics@outlook.com
Your email will be directed to the most appropriate committee member.

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