Kids’ Athletics is a free and exciting programme to get children and young people across the world moving! The programme uses the power of athletics to inspire children and young people, wherever they are, to be more active, develop their skills and confidence, and to connect with the sport for life.
Kids’ Athletics is one of the biggest grassroots development programmes in the world of sport. It was created in 2002 and has been comprehensively reviewed and updated in 2021 and made available digitally to be even more inclusive, flexible, adaptable and fun for young people and practitioners.
The programme has been implemented by more than 100 Member Federations and has reached an estimated cumulative audience of more than 13 million children and young people.
Developed by coaches, teachers and young people around the globe, Kids’ Athletics offers a uniquely fun, inspiring and quality experience for children aged between four and 14.
Our Kids' Athletics values are respect, determination, friendship and pride. Children and young people are asked to reflect on these values throughout the programme.
Kids’ Athletics is for everyone because we are all born to move! Through a range of resources, we support a community of:
Developed by teachers, coaches and young people around the globe, Kids’ Athletics provides easy-to-use teaching resources and offers a uniquely fun, inspiring and quality experience for children and young people aged between four and 14. Activities develop movement skills that are fundamental to athletics through fun and social games, as well as offering opportunities to introduce athletics disciplines and competitive athletics.
By sharing our enthusiasm and experience we will create a global movement that puts children and young people at the heart of athletics, and athletics at the heart of community health and fitness.
Register now to be part of our global Kids’ Athletics community and access our free resources and exclusive opportunities.