Run Jump Throw is Athletics Canada’s official grassroots program.
What is Run Jump Throw?
· A fun and active learning environment
· Individual improvement and positive reinforcement
· Developing the skills of running, jumping and throwing in age appropriate progressions
· Improvement in physical and emotional well-being
· Safety and certified instruction
Making Fundamentals Fun – watch the program in action
Children who learn fundamental running, jumping and throwing movement skills through track and field acquire a strong foundation for success in all other sports and physical activities. To help prepare them for a lifetime of excellence and diversity in active living, Athletics Canada offers the Run Jump Throw program to schools, clubs and communities across the nation.
Run Jump Throw uses a fun and active learning environment. The program focuses on the enhancement of physical fitness, health and physical development for children 7 to 12 years of age.
This gender equitable program spans all abilities and maturational stages, and is adaptive to students with special needs and athletes with disabilities. Run Jump Throw is a great after school or Saturday morning program in which parents and family members can participate as instructors.
A head start to a healthy life
The goal of Run Jump Throw is to supply a program of physical activity that serves as a strong foundation for all sports. Highly regarded by Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development expert group, Run Jump Throw assists children in learning to move efficiently so that they grow into adults who are active, productive and healthy citizens.
Any teacher, sport club coach or community recreation leader is capable of delivering the basic Run Jump Throw movement fundamentals in fun and innovative ways. Contact your provincial branch of Athletics Canada to find out how you can become a Run Jump Throw instructor.
Run Jump Throw and Hershey’s
Similar to Athletics Canada’s Run Jump Throw program, the Hershey’s Track and Field Games program introduces physical fitness through the basics of running, jumping and throwing, while encouraging youth to reach their potential and achieve a sense of accomplishment.
By partnering these two developmental programs all across the country, we’ve not only created opportunities for youth to learn the basics of track and field in fun, inclusive and inter-active environments but also provided them with competitive opportunities to try out those new skills.
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Run Jump Throw Equipment
Please note RJT equipment bags are not currently available for purchase as Athletics Canada leads a full program review, as presented at the November SAGM. We expect that the new RJT equipment bag will be available shortly. Moving forward all equipment bag sales will be centralized and sold through Athletics Canada`s e-store (www.shop.athletics.ca). The old “Bag A” and “Bag B” will no longer exist.
A national announcement will be made as soon as the new RJT equipment bags are available in Athletics Canada`s e-store.
For more Information:
First Contact Coordinator
Print Material Orders
Please note that Run Jump Throw print materials are available only to Athletics Canada, Provincial Branches and Sport Partners; for more information please contact your local branch.
To contact your Provincial Branch please click on one of the links below: