The Ginninderra Tigers run an innovative program for its Senior Athletes to mentor Little Athletes through the Junior Coaches program.
The program features a dedicated weekly team of 12 Junior Coaches who work with the Under 6 to Under 8 age groups to assist them every Saturday morning (from 08:30am) in Throwing, Running and Jumping.
Each Age Group is assigned two Junior Coaches to show the younger Tigers the finer points of little athletics.
Junior Athletes receive friendly advice targeted at their age. Instruction includes specific event warming up, tips and tricks on how to successfully participate as well as encouraging words of support, all delivered enthusiastically by our dedicated Junior Coaches.
The Mentors also help keep the exercise going for the full 60 minute session with plenty of praise and increase the excitement level just to keep the Tigers on their toes. They follow their assigned age group to every event that morning giving the kind of advice that kids want to hear in their own language.
The Junior Athlete mentor program is overseen by an Athletics Australia accredited Senior Coach who is available to answer parent questions and assist with age groups when required.
For more information on the program and how to become a Junior Coach please ring 0403 75 0619.