Member request – help needed for new Taekwondo kids programme.

British Taekwondo is in the process of developing a new Taekwondo kids programme and needs help from member clubs and coaches.

If you are a Taekwondo club running classes for children aged 4-6 years old we would like your help to pilot four 45-minute sessions in February and March.

Amy Shanahan, Club Products Development Officer at British Taekwondo said “The aim of our new Taekwondo kids programme is to provide a system to help our member coaches deliver fun and engaging sessions designed specifically for the children’s age and stage of development. The sessions will be easy to plan and deliver while also positioning the instructor as a specialist children’s coach. We will be leveraging the most up-to-date research in the areas of coaching and child development to bring you a sector leading product. There will be no additional instructor’s indemnity required to take part in the programme.”

“To help us achieve this, we are very happy to be working with Phill Payne, who is the Coach Developer at MAPLE Martial Arts and is currently in the process of completing a Doctorate focused on integrating elements of physical literacy with a children’s martial arts program through Leeds Beckett. We feel this collaboration is hugely beneficial and feel extremely excited about our new kids programme.”

Ian Leafe, Chief Executive of British Taekwondo said “We feel that bringing the British Taekwondo community into the creation and development of new products and services is hugely important. This will help us drive and deliver exceptional programmes that are fit for purpose and meet the needs and wants of our clubs, members, and parents. This is a brand new and exciting programme that we want you to be a part of, and the more engagement we get with clubs and parents, the better! This pilot will provide us with an opportunity to discuss potential additional resources to support its delivery, along with the official name of the new programme too.”

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We hope you are able to take part in this exciting development. If you are, but cannot take part due to the timescales or other reasons, please do still share the information with your colleagues and networks to help us create this new Taekwondo product.

To run these sessions, you will need at least one British Taekwondo Club Coach and an assistant/junior coach. The session can be led by either a British Taekwondo Club Coach or a student that has completed the Level 1 Assistant Coach Award (under the supervision of the Club Coach).

Due to the tight timeline for the project, the opportunity to take part in this pilot will be given on a first come first served basis.

Should you meet the requirements and wish to pilot part of this new programme with us, please complete the application form and our Club Products Development Officer, Amy Shanahan will be in touch.

For further information, or if you have any questions, about the Taekwondo kids programme please contact Amy Shanahan, Club Products Development Officer via email