Connect with us

News

Activate Kids is back and full of fun

Published

on

0238865_Kayleigh_C_Pic.jpeg

By Kayleigh Cronin from Activate Fitness

The next term of the Activate Kid's programme commences on Monday, September 26.

Our Brand X certified youth coaches run twice weekly strength and conditioning sessions for kids aged five to eight-years-old and nine to 12-years-old. These classes run on Mondays and Thursdays at 3.30pm for five to eight-year-olds, and Tuesdays and Fridays at 3.30pm for nine to 12 year-olds. The classes are organised alongside the school term, with breaks for midterm and Christmas planned.

As some of you may already know, our kid’s programme is associated with The Brand X method which is the world leader in youth fitness and youth fitness education. The programmes that we receive from The Brand X increase physical literacy and athletic capacity in children while considering the whole child. Whether your child is already involved in sports or not, our programme is uniquely designed to cater for kids of all ages and ability. Our current kid’s programme is regarded as a foundational necessity for youth development and health, not just a class to pass time for children.

Over the course of the term, we will be focusing on each child achieving efficiency in basic foundational movements, for example, the squat, the hinge, the lunge, jumping, landing and many more. These basic movement patterns are essential in not only every sport, but also in daily life activities. Increased sedentary behaviour combined with lack of unstructured play, outdoor exploration and increased sports specific training have left massive gaps in what was previously expected as natural and normal movement acquisition in our children. Lack of moving often causes additional problems with coordination, accuracy balance and agility.

At Activate we believe that when it comes to training, children are not just mini adults. We don’t just do a scaled back version of what adults do. Instead, we take a holistic approach when training our kids which considers their psychological needs, their abilities to understand instruction and perceive their own actions and their developmental stage. The programmes designed alongside The Brand X are methodologically planned to teach foundational movement skills, not simply activity/games based. Your child will learn fundamental movement skills in a fun safe environment which will in turn improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem. There will also be lots of fun games involved over the week which will challenge your child both physically and mentally.

SCHEDULE:

5-8 years: Monday and Thursday 3.30pm
9-12 years: Tues and Friday at 3.30pm

To sign up or for more information email us at youth@activate.ie. More information will also be available across our social media sites on both our Facebook and Instagram pages:

Facebook: Activate Youths
Instagram: @activate.youths

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

Published

on

0245787_Sem_Xmas_4.JPG

By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

Published

on

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending