Why choose multi-skills clubs?
Icanwin Multi-skills clubs provide a non-sport specific, fun, challenging and enjoyable starting point for children’s involvement in sport. Our sessions include a wide variety of games and activities, focusing on the development of skills that can be applied to a range of sports and physical activities. Every high quality multi-skills clubs provides a fantastic starting point for children on their journey towards a love of sport. Through multi-skill sessions, children are given the opportunity to develop key skills and may model talents for sports they might not have previously considered.
Multi-skill clubs are available for children of all ages and work especially well in key stage one. They are ideal for young children starting their journey within sports, helping them to build key skills essential for any sport. Over the course of a term, the Icanwin expert coaches, build the children’s key skills starting with basic movements and body exercises, such as the skill between running, walking and jogging. Through a series of fun and varied activities the children build their skills and are able to continuously practise and refine any previous skills they have begun to build. As the children continue through the term, they learn how to catch, throw, run, sprint, jog, kick, climb, roll and even balance. Additionally, they are introduced to the first versions of core sports such football, basketball and basic athletic skills. Resulting in them having a wide and varied start to sport within school.
Micheal Owen says;
As noted by former England International Michael Owen in his website blog ‘Too much too soon?’ He says:
‘You can’t be a good footballer and average at everything else. Running, jumping, throwing, catching and general skills that you put little thought into all add up when you take to the field. Coordination and balance are vital tools to possess in most sports and these skills should, sometimes unknowingly, be ingrained into us at an early age.’
The key areas for development:
Each Icanwin multi-skills coachfocuses on developing children in sport through five key areas. These are:
- Physical: Developing the child’s movement capabilities and fitness levels.
- Technical: Developing the skills and techniques required to play a range of games, activities or sports.
- Tactical: Developing the child’s knowledge of ‘how to’ play the game and their ability to solve challenges in sports, games and activities.
- Mental: Developing the child’s mental capabilities including their decision making skills.
- Personal-Social: Developing the child’s confidence, ability to build relationships, respect for rules and others, and their ability to find their own solutions to problems.
Each area of development is linked to the child’s stage of development, with increasingly refined and complex skills being introduced as the child develops. Plus, with this development, we actively stretch children’s current ability and maximise their learning and love of new sports.
Three fun multi-skill games that can be enjoyed by children of any age:
TopsyTurvey (Cups and saucers, cones and domes)
Split the group into 2. Half of the group should be at one side of the area and the other half at the other. Scatter small maker cones about the area. Half of these cones should be the correct way up and the other half should be upside down. Teams are designated a particular way they must turn the cones i.e. on team turns coned upside down, the other team turns cones the right way around. On coaches command both teams try to ensure as many cones as possible are turned the way that their team is turning them. The winning team is the team with the most amount of cones turned over on to their designated side.
Sit children down in a circle. Select 4 different animals (e.g. Lion, parrot, monkey and snake). Go around the outside of the circle giving each child the name of an animal. Explain that when the coach calls out the name of an animal, all those animals have to stand up and run around the circle back to their place. All children must run in the same direction. The last person back to their place is out of the game. As well as calling out the name of an animal, the coach can also use the command ‘stampede’. This means that all then animals are running at the same time. Again the last person back is out of the game. Game could also be played using the names of cars and calling pit stop instead of stampede.
Swim Fishy Swim
All children need to be lined up at one end of the area. Coach picks one person to be the shark. The shark then picks one person (a fish) to try to swim across the area to the other end. The shark has to chase them and tag them. If the fish gets tagged, they become seaweed. This means they can help the shark by tagging other fish but they must not move their feet. If the fish makes it to the other end, all the other fish have to run ate the same time to make across to the other end. Game finishes when all fish have been caught.
7 reasons why your child should stay active with ICanWin Sports
- 01.Healthy body Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints along with helping kids achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
- 02.Better Academic and social skills Research shows that exercise promotes improved school attendance and enhances academic performance also aids in the development of important interpersonal skills.
- 03.Healthy Mind Exercise helps improve motor coordination and enhances the development of various motor performance skills.
- 04.Disease prevention Participating in regular physical activity prevents or delays the development of many chronic diseases and promotes health.
- 05.Better sleep Exersice improves the quantity and quality of sleep.
- 06.Happier children Kids who exercise have greater self-esteem and better self-image. Children who are active report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression and a better overall mood.
- 07.Fun, Fun, Fun Ikanwin staff work very hard to ensure that kids are learning and having the best time possiable. Staying active is important and should be as much fun as possiable