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The indoor and outdoor athletics tracks at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC) offer a fantastic range of athletics courses during the school holidays. 

Two-day athletics (age 8 to 12)

Our athletics course offers children professional athletics performance coaching, delivered by experienced instructors and tailored to your child’s age.

Children will learn to improve their athletics skills in sprints/block starts, long jump, high jump, hurdles and endurance running. Children will also learn exercises to help improve their fitness. This course runs on our outdoor athletics track.

Two-day multi-skills athletics (age 4 to 7)

Our multi-skills athletics sessions cover the six fundamentals of athletics training: strength, power, coordination, flexibility, balance and agility. 

Children also learn the key skills needed in running (sprints, sprint starts, hurdles, relays, endurance running) jumping (long jump, triple jump, high jump) and throwing (shot put, javelin, discus). Our fully qualified instructor will help children improve their athletics skills in these fun sessions. 

Workshops (age 8 to 14)

Our intensive three-hour workshops focus on one of the three disciplines in either running, jumping or throwing and will teach children the core skills of each discipline.

Two-day athletics

  • Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Tuesday 20 to Wednesday 21 August, 10am to 2pm

Two-day multi-skills

  • Tuesday 30 to Wednesday 31 July, 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 August, 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 August, 2pm to 4pm

Jumps workshop

  • Tuesday 30 July, 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday 13 August, 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday 27 August, 10am to 1pm

Running workshop

  • Thursday 1 August, 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 15 August, 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 29 August, 10am to 1pm

Throws workshop

  • Wednesday 31 July, 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 14 August, 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 28 August, 10am to 1pm


  • Workshops: £20.10 per workshop
  • Two-day athletics: £53.60 
  • Two-day multi-skills athletics: £26.80
  • You can also pay using Childcare vouchers

Sibling discount

  • We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our courses at the same time. Please call the centre direct on 01245 605666 to book.
  • Children should wear sports clothes and trainers (no jeans)
  • Children need to bring a non-fizzy drink, a nut-free snack, plus lunch for an all-day course

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