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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. 

2-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.

2-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 3 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.

Day(s) and times running

  • Running workshop: Tuesday 2 April, 10am to 1pm
  • Jumps workshop: Wednesday 3 April, 10am to 1pm
  • Throws workshop: Thursday 3 April, 10am to 1pm
  • 2-day athletics: Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April, 10am to 2pm
  • 2-day multi-skills athletics: Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April, 2.15pm to 4.15pm


  • Workshops: £20.10 per workshop (full price)
  • 2-day athletics: £53.60 (full price)
  • 2-day multi-skills athletics: £26.80 (full price)
  • 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.
  • Please ensure children wear sports clothes and trainers and do not wear jeans.

  • Children need to bring a non-fizzy drink, a nut-free snack, plus lunch for an all-day course.

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