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A new multi-sports academy has opened in Dubai

Get Set Go Kids caters to kids between the ages of three and eight.

As spring break continues – and a long, scorching summer awaits – anything that keeps the kids entertained feels like a godsend. And if it gets them moving? Even better. Enter: Get Set Go Kids, a new multi-sports academy that has set out to change the way children in the UAE exercise. Aimed at boys and girls aged three to eight, it focuses on developing children’s physical literacy and fundamental movement skills, whilst promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

The first multi-skills sports club of its kind in the region, Get Set Go Kids will introduce children to a wide variety of fun games and activities through themed modules across multiple movement and sport disciplines. Children are not required to choose or commit to a specific sport. Instead, the programme is designed to develop transferable skills and principles to facilitate their progression through activities in which they show particular interest and potential.

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For the uninitiated, physical literacy is defined as the competence, confidence, knowledge, and motivation to engage in physical activity for life. The Get Set Go Kids programme, delivered by a specialist coaching team, is aimed at helping children to develop the physical literacy and fundamental movement skills required to enjoy sports – all sports – and get them moving more. A veteran of sports education in the region, Get Set Go Kids founder Tommy Wingrove has observed a steady decline in kids activity levels and movement skills, with many existing sports programmes for younger children often unsuitable for their audience. As a result, Get Set Go Kids offers an ideal solution for parents looking to either introduce their kids to sport or encourage them to become more active.

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“We all like doing things we’re good at and can shy away from things we’re not. Physical literacy can give children the confidence and motivation to get active, and kids who are physically active are healthier, happier, and more successful. Research proves it,” said Wingrove. “Sport specific programmes for young kids can be an expensive gamble, may limit their enjoyment and can often affect their motivation for future participation – physical activity should always be fun and inclusive. Play lies at the very heart of the Get Set Go Kids ethos, where kids are encouraged to ‘learn to play’ and ‘play to learn’ within a positive environment.” Get Set Go Kids has both after school and weekend clubs available in multiple locations across Dubai.

GO: Visit: www.getsetgokids.com or call 056 254 4018 for more information or to book a free session.

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