We had the second session of the youth program today. It was quite cold (30F with a wind chill of 20F), and we needed to keep the kids moving so they stayed warm.
After a warmup, we started with a star exercise. This didn't go as well as planned. First of all, some of the kids didn't understand that they needed to go back to the start after each control (definitely my fault in not communicating clearly), and second, the legs were a bit too long, so the fast-pace, change-of-direction part of the exercise was lost.
After this we did a route choice exercise, pairing up the kids. This worked pretty well, especially when we paired up kids of similar speeds.
Great attitude from the kids, and excellent coaching support once again.