Juniors get into the cricket spirit

HOBART children are invited to participate in Life. Be in it’s’ mini sports program.

Launching in the Mini Sports provides children from two-and-a-half-years to five-years-old the opportunity to experience a variety of sports skills in a safe and healthy environment.

Mini Sports currently includes soccer, basketball and Aussie Rules Football drills and activities and in the lead up to summer, cricket skills will be integrated into the program.

Life. Be in it’s Tasmanian general manager, Stephen Dimsey, said activities were simplified for children to gain skills quickly and confidently.

“We have been hosting mini sport classes across Hobart and they have been a real hit, so we are excited to be able to offer cricket for the final school term,” he said.

“We will be focussing on broad gross and fine motor skills that relate to body movement, including jump, run, skip, hop and balance activities, combined with cricket specifics such as throw, catch, bowl and bat.

“Children do not play actual games of the chosen sport but concentrate on building basic skills with assistance from parents.

“All equipment is specially brought in and is exclusive to Life. Be in it and includes brightly coloured foam bats, special foot-position pads.

Each class of mini sports explores the basic skills of the chosen sport and mixes this with fun games and activities to stimulate hand-eye co-ordination and interaction with other children.

The Hobart program starts 24 October. Sessions will be held weekly on a Thursday at 9.30am at Criterion House (formerly the Catholic Women’s League Building).

For more information or for enrolments call 6229 5600.

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