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Athletics holiday courses at CSAC

Our fun athletics holiday courses teach children aged 4 to 14 the basic concepts of running, jumping and throwing.

Athletics holiday courses at CSAC

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3-day athletics (ages 8 to 12)

Our 3-day 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 Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre's outdoor athletics track.

3-day multi skills athletics (ages 4 to 7)

Our 3-day 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 (ages 8 to 14)

  • Jumps workshop: This 3 hour jumps specific day will look at Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump.
  • Throws workshop: This 3 hour jumps specific day will look at Shot Put, Discus and Javelin.
  • Sprints and Middle distance workshop: This 3 hour jumps specific day will look at sprinting, hurdling and middle distance running.

Days, times and prices

Day(s) and times running

3-day Athletics (ages 8 to 11)

  • Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July, 9am to 1pm
  • Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 August, 9am to 1pm
  • Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 August, 9am to 1pm

3-day Multi skills athletics (ages 4 to 7)

  • Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July, 2pm to 4pm
  • Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 August, 2pm to 4pm
  • Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 August, 2pm to 4pm

Workshops (ages 8 to 14) 

  • Jumps workshop: Tuesday 16 August, 10am to 1pm
  • Sprints and Middle distance workshop: Thursday 18 August, 10am to 1pm
  • Throws workshop: Friday 19 August, 10am to 1pm

Prices 

  • 3-day Athletics: £70.80 for 3 days (full price)
  • 3-day Multi Skills Athletics: £35.40 for 3 days (full price)
  • Workshops: £17.70 per workshop (full price)
  • You can also pay using Childcare vouchers

Sibling and key worker discount

  • We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our courses at the same time. We also offer a 15% key worker discount. 
  • Please call the centre direct on 01245 605666 to book.

Booking

  • Please book online in advance or call the centre direct on 01245 605666
  • You will need an ourChelmsford card to book.
  • Key worker and sibling discounts can only booked in person at our centres or by phone Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. The discounts cannot be booked online and cannot be used together. 
  • Please read our pre-course information before booking and attending the course.

Essential information

  • 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 and lunch with them.

  • Please read our pre-course information before booking and attending the course.

Before you arrive

  • All courses must be booked and paid for in advance using your child's ourChelmsford card. If your child does not have an ourChelmsford card, you will need to apply for one before you can book a session.
  • If you have not booked and paid for a session online, you will not be able to attend.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your child's course is due to start.

Sibling and key worker discount

  • 15% sibling discount or 15% key worker discount available on this course.
  • We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our course at the same time. 
  • Discounts can only be booked in person at our centres, or by phone Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. The discounts cannot be booked online and cannot be used together. Please see our pre-course information page for full details.

Suitable for

Age 4
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to 14 years
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Wear trainers
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Bring a non-fizzy drink
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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
Saturdays 8am to 6pm
Sundays, 9am to 9pm
Bank holidays, 7am to 12pm

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Exercise studios
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2023.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.

Contact

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Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Salerno Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 2EH

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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