#OnTheMove (Summer Programme) is the continuation programme from #OnTheMove (Skolasport). It consists of one module running from July to September.
The Foundation module is open to children aged between 4 and 6 years old whilst the Participation module is open to children aged between 7 and 10 years and the Performance module is open to children aged between 9 years and 16 years. Activities for these modules are mainly held on a Saturday mornings and adults are also invited to support their children and join in the fun by taking part in the adult activity class held concurrently with the children’s activity.
The Foundation module covers the development of movement and literacy. This programme is concerned with ensuring that all children learn basic movement skills, enjoy being active and develop knowledge and understanding of their bodies and how they move following a specific syllabus based on: ABCs (agility, balance, coordination and speed), Educational gymnastics, dance and fitness, Swimming and Athletics. As a result of this programme children should then be sufficiently motivated and ‘movement literate’ to participate in specific sports and start developing their sports performance.
The Participation module provides a variety of sport activities making sport more accessible. The key role in this programme is to introduce children to a broad range of activities so that they are sufficiently proficient and knowledgeable to have the confidence and competence to make the choice to take up a sport. Our programmes also ensure to bridge the gap between the Participation and Performance Programmes.
The Performance module strives towards improving standards once youngsters have undergone (ideally) both stages and are in a position to choose their sport discipline. #OnTheMove – Summer Programme has been giving this opportunity to youngsters between the 11 to 16 age group, however this is now being extended to children from 9 years of age who have undergone the foundation and participation programmes and now would like the option to choose a particular sport with the desired outcome being that of retaining and attracting more children at this age band (9 to 10 years old). Youngsters can choose a sport from an extensive list and learn the skills, tactics and rules of that sport. Sport Associations and Clubs partner with SportMalta in the provision of training for most of the sports.
Swimming sessions are also available. Lesson objectives are specifically related to the age and ability of the participants. For beginners, these include increasing confidence in water, learning how to float without floatation devices, and enjoy water safely. More advanced courses aimed at teaching and improving the stroke technique for each of the four strokes are also being planned.
The Adult Programme is designed to encourage parents, especially, but also the general public to take up an activity at least once weekly. Our programme is flexible enough to embrace all abilities, from the very beginner to the most veteran and trained athlete.
Age Group: 4 years to Adult
Foundation Programme: 4-6 year olds
ABCs – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed
Educational Gymnastics, Dance and Fitness
Kids Athletics and Swimming (Optional)
Participation Programme: 7-10 year olds
Continuation of the Foundation Programme and the introduction of different activities which enable children to gain confidence, skills and competency in of a broad range of sport disciplines.
Performance Programme: 9-16 year olds
A choice of a variety of different sport disciplines where youngsters learn the skills, tactics and rules of the respective sport. Disciplines include: Athletics, Badminton, Ballet, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hip-Hop, Karting, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Swimming, Table-Tennis, Tennis, Traditional Karate and Volleyball
Adult Programme: 17+
A choice of fitness activities for adults in all the different venues catering for all levels of fitness and ability. Activities include Aerobics, Aqua Aerobics, Dance Fitness, Physical Fitness, Swimming, Zumba and for the first time a Programme of different sport and team games.
SportMalta Venues: Cottonera Sports Complex – Marsa Sports Complex – Kirkop Sports Complex and Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex.
Government Colleges: Sta. Margerita Boys Secondary School, Cospica – St. Ignatius Boys Secondary School, Tal-Handaq – St, Clare Girls Secondary School, Pembroke – Maria Regina Boys Secondary School, Zokrija, Mosta, Maria Assunta Girls Secondary School, Hamrun, Sta. Tereza Girls Secondary School, Mriehel.
Private Venues: Badger Karting Club -Ta’ Qali
Price: Payment is made once covering the whole term. Pro-rata rates every change of Term applies.
Fee: Payment is made once and covers the Programme from July to September. Pro-rata fee does not apply for 17+ Programmes.
Transport: SportMalta does not offer transport for #OnTheMoveProgrammes.
Participation of Parents: Parents ideally participate in one of the programmes offered in the respective venue. You are most welcome to wait for your children in the venue, however some places do not permit parents to wait around because of restrictions of space and safety. These include the Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex National Swimming Pool and Kirkop Sports Complex indoor facilities.
Weather Conditions: #OnTheMove offers both outdoor and indoor programmes. It is not our policy to cancel activities. Activities are only cancelled when extreme conditions hit our island like heavy rains, gale storms and lightning.
Adult Programme: The 17+ Programmes are intended for youths age 17 plus up to senior citizens of any age. The main aim of the programme is to stay fit, have fun, socialize and enjoy an hour of physical activity.
Swimming Programmes: All swimming programmes are held in outdoor heated pools. The National Swimming Pool at Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex supports an international standard facility of a 50mx25mx2m pool while at Kirkop Sports Complex,SportMalta has installed a 25mx10mx1m inflatable pool.
Inclusion Programmes: #OnTheMove supports the participation of all children of any physical or mental abilities. If a child needs one-to-one attention, SportMalta encourages the parents to take part and assist their child during the activities or else provide a facilitator.