October 16, 2021

In Mayenne, he opens the first sports hall entirely intended for children

Romain Fréard has just opened Le P’tit Club, a sports hall for children, in Laval. (© Le Courrier de la Mayenne)

The little Mayennais now have their own gym! Like the grown-ups? Not quite. Here no treadmill or weight bench but courses, archery targets or hockey goals. “This is not a playground”, immediately warns the manager of the P’tit Club, Romain Freard.

In his room, located in the Aligned area To Laval, l’sports trainer of 27 years old wants to transmit the taste and the values ​​of sport from an early age, “but without the competitive side”.

Employee then co-manager of the P’tit Club de Pau

A project that the Mayennais has been cultivating for many years. “I have always wanted to work with children,” explains the one who was the facilitator. Passionate about sport, he studied Staps (sciences and techniques of physical and sporting activities) in Angers, before leaving for the Canaries where he worked in a children’s club. “When I came back, I took a BPjep (Professional Brevet for Youth, Popular Education and Sport) to complete my training. “

It was there that he discovered Le P’tit Club, in Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques). “I started as an apprentice before becoming an employee and then co-manager. »He participated in the creation of five clubs in the south-west of France. “I wanted to come back to Mayenne and launch the concept here. “

Sports activities from walking

In Laval, it offers sports lessons adapted to all ages. “From walking until 5 years old, I will give awakening gym classes. We will work on motor skills with trampolines, slides … Up to 3 and a half years, lessons will be in the presence of parents. “

For older children, Le P’tit Club offers multisport lessons. “There will be ten disciplines in the year: boxing, tennis, rugby, basketball, handball, hockey, ultimate, gym, judo and archery. For 4-5 year olds, it will be a fun discovery and for 6-8 year olds, it will be more technical. “

Doors open Sunday, September 19

A gymnastic initiation will also be given for 5-7 year olds. “It will only be apparatus: bar, beam and floor work. »Activities that children can try out on Sunday, September 19 during the open house.

In addition, the room will host birthdays on Saturday afternoons with two sports initiations of your choice and courses during school holidays. “I will recruit an educator for the holidays and an apprentice to complete the team. There will also be slots reserved for childminders. “Always in a small group to provide real follow-up. “

Doors open: Sunday, September 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 64 rue Henri-Bâtard in Laval. Contact: 06 35 57 05 88 or laval@leptitclub.fr. Site: leptitclub.fr

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