Lil Track Stars
There’s no limit to the benefits kids can get from starting a sport. Often, the best time to start is during the toddler years.
For many parents, the obvious choice is track and field, but figuring out how to get them involved can be a challenge.
Consider some of the options we provide here at GNE Fitness
Track & Field for Kids 2 through 6 years
Get your kids running, jumping, racing, skipping, side-stepping, hopping, sprinting, jogging, and working with teammates in this fun, energetic class. These classes will cover the following: Sprints; middle- and long-distance running; jumping and throwing including long jump, triple jump, high jump, and hurdles; shot put, javelin, and discus throws; relay races and building endurance, speed, and agility; cross country running; and race-walking.
GNE Fitness helps children to meet, master, and exceed their motor-development milestones. All of our classes are taught in a group setting where we are able to incorporate lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence. Most importantly, we teach each child at his or her own pace. We emphasize racing to have fun, learn and grow as athletes; not just to win.
Medals and T-shirts are awarded to all participants.
Why Start My Child in Track and Field?
Kids’ track and field is less competitive and more about having fun and being active, so it’s a great activity for them to start with. Our aim is to help instill in each participant a lifelong passion for physical activity, and a love for organized athletics.
At What Age is it Safe For My Child to Start Running Track?
There’s no set age at which a child can safely start running, provided they are physically ready to do so.
A child can run longer distances from around eight years old, which is why most track and field groups don’t start competitive races before this age, but younger children are still able to run just for fun and exercise.
What are the Right Kids’ Shoes for Track and Field?
The most important piece of gear for track and field is a supportive shoe, and choosing a kid-friendly style is imperative.
For toddlers and young children, these shoes need to be more supportive than their everyday footwear and have to protect against the impact of running and jumping, while also being comfortable and lightweight.