Experiencing different sports in our Senior Program

Our Active Kids Senior program is focused around allowing opportunities for children aged 9-13 years old to experience different sports and learn the different skills associated with each sport. Our specially designed program is focused on learning skills and then utilising these skills into game play at the end of the session.

Program overview

Each day we start the program with an ice breaker session to get active, allow the group to get to know each other, and feel confident to tackle the day ahead. Throughout the day we will get to experience three different sports and learn different skills related to that sport and then play a game to utilise these skills! 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.

Senior Program - Week 1 - (28 June - 2 July)

Day Breakdown

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Session 1 TennisBoxingTouch FootballBadmintonHandball
Session 2 VolleyballPlayground GamesJumpForce Int.AFLTee Ball
Session 3 AthleticsCricketBasketballNetballSoccer
SwimmingNovelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races and
Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim

Senior Program - Week 2 - (5 July - 9 July)

Day Breakdown

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Session 1 BoxingJumpForce Int.VolleyballPlayground GamesTee Ball
Session 2BadmintonTouch FootballAFLSoccerTennis
Session 3 CricketNetballCricketBasketballAthletics
SwimmingNovelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim
Novelty Swimming Races
and Free Swim

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Senior Class Descriptions

AFL

Your child will learn the skills of kicking and handballing an AFL Ball. A stimulated match activity will offer our senior kids a more challenging environment to test their skills and abilities.

Athletics

Your child will have the opportunity to experience our very own “Active Kids” Athletics circuit. They will be able to learn the skills of long jump, hurdles, sprinting, and shot put in a fun game environment.

Basketball

Your child will learn the skills of movement while bouncing the ball, court spatial awareness and shooting. Your child will have the opportunity to utilise their newly learnt skills in a fun modified game of Basketball to end the session.

Boxing

Your child will work with Gareth Williams from The Boxing Shop to learn about different types of punches (Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Hook etc) and the foot work associated with these movements. This is one of most popular sessions for older children.

Futsal

Your child will focus on the technical skill of futsal such as passing, and 1v1 defensive moves. The structured skill based sessions will provide a foundation for a game of futsal to complete the session.

Hockey

Your child will have the chance to focus on learning the proper hockey grip and posture, ball & stick control, receiving/trapping and passing. The session will finish with a game of Hockey.

Kids Commando Fitness

Your child will have the chance to experience a mini boot camp session delivered. This class is a fun fitness style workout.

Netball

Your child will learn netball positions, movement around the court and play a modified game of netball.

Soccer

Your child will learn advanced soccer skills such as attacking and defence plays, and the transition between defence and attack. Following the skill based activities, there will be a chance to put the skills into action in a game 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 learn how to throw a ball and catch with a mitt in positions on the diamond and understand the technique of “getting someone out”. The group will work in teams and have a mini game of Tee Ball working on team work and technique to try and score as many runs as possible.

Tennis

Your child will work with the Griffith University Tennis Centre to work on controlling the direction of the ball when hitting with a tennis racquet and start to learn the technique of a backhand shot. This session will also include a mini game of tennis to put the skills into practice.

Touch Football

Your child will learn the correct grip of holding a touch ball, throwing different distances, space awareness, different player roles and a few core "plays". The session will finish with a game of Touch Football.

Volleyball

Your child will participate in mini skill based sessions focusing on the following skills; pass, set, dig, serve, spike and block. A mini modified game of volleyball will be set up to test our new volleyball skills.

How to register

If your child is aged 9 - 13 years old, we would love for them to join us in the Senior 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; 28 June - 2 July 2021
  • Week 2; 5 July - 9 July 2021

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

Early Bird close Monday 31 May

Registrations for June - July 2021 program close midnight Wednesday 23 June

* Please understand that spaces in our June - July 2021 program are strictly limited

Payment options

Early Bird pricing for the Junior and Senior Program - Ends Monday 31 May

  • Full program (Weeks 1 & 2) - $430 per child
  • Week 1 (Week 1 ONLY) - $250 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 - After Monday 31 May

  • Full Program (Weeks 1 & 2) - $530
  • Week 1 - $300 per child
  • Week 2 - $300 per child
  • Individual Day Registration (Per Child / per day) - $70

Registration & Payment links for the Junior Program can be found here.

Please note registration is NOT complete until payment is made.

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