Learn fundamental skills in our Junior Program

Our Active Kids Junior program is focused around Fundamental Skills relevant for children 5-8 years old. Our specially designed program focuses on themed days which will cover; throwing and catching, moving, bouncing, kicking and striking. Your child will have the opportunity for skill based sessions to learn about each of these skills, and opportunities to apply them in sport throughout the day.

Program overview

Each day we start the program with a fun skill based session to learn about the fundamentals of the movement, and then throughout the day focus on that movement and apply the skills to a sport session relevant to the skill. After a fun day of learning, we finish the day with a swimming session!

We incorporate different sports each day and each sport is instructed by specialised Active Kids staff! Each session is tailored for the group of children, and created for all skill levels to take something away from each session. For certain activities, we engage with the Griffith Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre and the Nathan Fitness Centre to provide specialised sessions!

At the commencement of each day we provide parents with a daily email summary to let you know what we did each day and provide information about each sport we participated in! We welcome feedback on our program and the activities offered by emailing the Program Coordinator at activekids@griffith.edu.au.

Junior Program - Week 1 - (5 - 9 April)

Day Breakdown

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Session 1 Public HolidaySoccerJumpForce Int.BadmintonPlayground Games
Session 2 Public HolidayVolleyballBasketballAthleticsTennis
Session 3 Public HolidayCricketTouchAFLNetball
SwimmingPublic HolidayLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free Swim

Junior Program - Week 2 - (12 - 16 April)

Day Breakdown

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Session 1 TennisTouch FootballSoccerTouch FootballBadminton
Session 2 FutsalJumpForce Int.VolleyballPlayground GamesTee Ball
Session 3 AthleticsNetballCricketBasketballAFL
SwimmingLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free SwimLearn to Swim OR Free Swim

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Junior Sport Descriptions

AFL

During this session your child will learn to bounce an AFL ball and the skill of a handball. The session will be focused on bouncing and using these skills in a fun skill based game environment.

Athletics

During this session your child will learn the skills of underarm and over arm throws and throwing for distance and throwing for accuracy. The session will be focused on catching and throwing and using these skills in a fun game environment.

Basketball

In this session your child will learn the skills of bouncing and ball control in a fun game environment, There will be different challenges set up based around bouncing to allow your child to try something different and explore different types of bouncing.

Boxing

Your child will experience a kids boxing session run by Gareth Williams from The Boxing Shop. They will learn the skill of feet movement, reflex techniques, and specialised boxing movements. This is one of our most popular sessions for younger children.

Futsal

Your child will learn the skills of kicking and running with a futsal ball. The session will be focused on learning specific futsal kicking skills and applying these skills into fun mini skill based games.

Hockey

Your child will have the chance to focus on learning the grip of a hockey stick, and learning hand eye coordination using the hockey stick and ball. The session will involve focusing aiming shots to land in goal. The session will finish with a mini game of Hockey.

Kids Commando Fitness

Your child will have the chance to experience a mini boot camp session. This class is focused on a fun fitness based circuit to get your child having fun and moving.

Netball

Your child will learn the skills of a bounce, lop, and chest pass. The session will be focused on catching and throwing and using these skills in a fun game environment.

Soccer

Your child will learn the skills of dribbling and kicking for distance and accuracy. The session will be focused on kicking and using these skills in mini games of soccer.

Swimming

Your child will learn fundamental swimming and lifesaving skills taught by an experienced and qualified Learn to swim instructor. Following the skill session, there will be a chance for free play.

Tee Ball

Your child will focus on striking a ball off a Tee working on their hand-eye coordination. In this skill based session your child will learn how to grip the bat and strike the ball, to finish the session they will compete in a mini relay hitting off a tee and running bases.

Tennis

Your child will work with Griffith University Tennis Centre to focus on the fundamental skill of striking. Kids will have the opportunity to learn how to grip the racquet, focus on the footwork and swinging technique involved in a forehand shot.

Touch Football

Your child will learn how to pass a touch ball, running with the ball and learning an effective ' touch'. The session will finish with a mini game of Touch Football.

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How to register

If your child is aged 5 - 8 years old, we would love for them to join us in the Junior Program. Please note, you must fill in a registration form per child, and registration is not confirmed until payment has been made.

To secure your child's spot, please select either our Junior or Senior Active Kids program above. You are required to fill in a registration form for each child.

Registration dates

  • Week 1; 6 – 9 April 2021
  • Week 2; 12 – 16 April 2021

* Email Activekids@griffith.edu.au for further inquiries & waitlist

Early Bird close 10 March 2021

Registrations for April 2021 program close midnight 30 March

* Please understand that spaces in our April 2021 are strictly limited

Payment options

Early Bird pricing for the Junior and Senior Program - Ends 10 March

  • Full program (9 Days) - $405 per child
  • Week 1 (Week 1 ONLY) - $200 per child
  • Week 2 (Week 2 ONLY) - $250 per child
  • Individual Day Registration (Per Child / per day) - $65

Regular pricing for the Junior and Senior Program - From 10 March

  • Full Program (9 Day) - $495
  • Week 1 (4 Days) - $240 per child
  • Week 2 (5 Days) - $300 per child
  • Individual Day Registration (Per Child / per day) - $70

Registration & Payment links for the Senior Program can be found here. Please note registration is NOT complete until payment is made.

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