ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades K-4)

Use A Running Start to help children develop fundamental movement skills and cultivate an enjoyment for running.

Coaching Guidelines

Between kindergarten and 4th grade, kids should develop basic skills through a combination of unstructured play and quality instruction. Do this in a fun, positive way that keeps kids moving without concern for results. During these years, encourage kids to participate in many different types of physical activities and sports. Remember that children should not train for competition or performance... Read More...
Use warm-up and cool-down activities to prepare kids for the beginning and end of running sessions...
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Introduce and explore elements of proper running form... Read More...
Introduce concepts of pacing—a key element to running—in a simple and fun manner.... Read More...
Focus on developing skills through games so your students will learn while having fun.... Read More...