The IAAF CECS Level I lecturers’ and the IAAF/Nestlé lecturers’ course for Kids’ Athletics for European countries has been organised by the IAAF Regional Development Centre Moscow in cooperation of the Estonian Athletic Association at the “Audentes” Sportshool in Tallinn from 10 to 15 April 2012.
Fourteen participants, representing 11 European countries attended the course: CRO, EST, GBR, LAT, LTU, GRE, MON, SLO, ISR, MKD, SRB.
The curriculum of the course comprised theory, practical and workshops, and all participants were involved in the organisation of an IAAF/Nestlé Kids’ Athletics competition.
48 kids aged 8 and 9 years-old took part in the competition (24 girls and 24 boys). In order to help inspire the participants, the competition was opened by Beijing Olympic javelin thrower Mihkel Kukk, the 2008 and 2011Estonian Champion gold medallist, and at the end of the competition everyone received a Certificate of Participation.
The course was successfully conducted by Malek El Hebil, an IAAF Senior Manager and one of the developers of the "IAAF Kids’ & School and Youth Programme" assisted by Vadim Zelichenok, the RDC Director (RUS), Heiko Väät (EST) and Kristi Kiirats (EST).