Cubs is a children's course which Pride Performance offers as an introduction to weightlifting for primary school aged children (6-11) using specialist technique equipment. Similar to gymnastics, children will learn how to use their bodies, to create movement patterns and to support their own body weight. Children will not be allowed to progress into using weight until they are ready to do so and progressions will be slow, steady and within their capable limit. Pride's barbell cubs is about allowing children to have fun, learn how they can move and learn new techniques for a sport which is something different and exciting!
Both coaches are qualified with British Weightlifting, are DBS checked and have years of extensive experience with children and coaching. Andy is a primary school teacher with a degree in both primary education and physical education (PE), including teaching children around the world (China). Heather has years or experience working in nurseries with 0-5's before moving into working in schools, particularly ASD (autism) bases and SEN schools. She holds a postgraduate in Early Childhood, and a postgraduate in therapeutic play studies having trained as a play therapist for children, as well as childcare and multiple special needs qualifications including autism and speech and language.
These courses run half termly inline with Warrington's school half terms.