Disc Golf for Kids

Course for European disc golf coaches interested in teaching kids age 6-12 the sport of disc golf, with a focus on inclusion and healthy physical activity


Course Venue

Jyväskylä, Finland

Content Areas
  • Creating and promoting learning opportunities among all citizens and generations
  • Inclusion and Diversity


inclusion, coaching, HEPA

Potential Participants

Trainer , Educator

Course Duration (in days)


Next Available Course
From 17. Jun 2024
To 19. Jun 2024

Organised by

Finnish Disc Golf Association




This course will be run by highly qualified and experienced disc golf juniors trainer Jouni Kallio, who is active both with the FDGA and with the Finnish disc golf club JyLi in Jyväskylä.  It is intended for disc golf coaches with some experience and qualification, for example from a national coach training programme in their home country.  Over the course of three days, Dr. Kallio will cover the basics of running disc golf practices and events for kids, including demonstrations of a variety of drills and games by the local club's junior players.  There will be chances to brainstorm together and share the knowledge of the participants as well.

European Dimension

This course is tangentially related to the Erasmus+ DISCKids project.  While not actually an activity or output of that project, it was developed by project partners as a supplementary element to DISCKids, to take advantage of the fact that several disc golf coaches would already be travelling to Finland in June for a project meeting. 

Tentative Program & Schedule


  • Organising practices
    • choosing the right place for practices
    • recruiting the coaches
  • Coaching the juniors
    • warm-up games and drills
    • drills for technique learning
    • disc golf drills for conditioning and general motor skills
  • Playing the course
    • Organising youth competitions
    • Different games for course play
  • Special events
    • Organising a disc golf summer-camp
    • Organising a season opener or a final

Expected Outcome

Attending coaches are expected in improve their competences in the following areas:

-creating a curriculum for a disc golf practice for kids

-planning an individual practice

-planning and running competitive events for kids

-planning and running one-off introductions to the sport for kids

-handling various difficulties specific to coaching kids


a certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course

About Jyväskylä, Finland

Jyväskylä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjyʋæsˌkylæ]; Latin: Granivicus) is a city and municipality in Finland in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. It is located about 150 km north-east from Tampere, the third largest city in Finland; and about 270 km north from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The Jyväskylä sub-region includes Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Laukaa, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka, and Uurainen. Other border municipalities of Jyväskylä are Joutsa, Jämsä and Luhanka.

Source:  Wikipedia

Description English: Collage of the pictures of Jyväskylä. Suomi: Kuvakollaasi Jyväskylästä. Ensimmäinen rivi: Lutakon aukio ja Äijälän salmen ylittävä silta. Toinen rivi: Lutakon kerrostaloja. Kolmas rivi: Vaajakosken vanha voimala, Jyväskylän kaupungin kirkko ja kerrostalojen ympäröimä sisäpiha keskustassa. Date 9 September 2013, 16:08:19 Source Own work Author Tiia Monto

Venue address

tbd Jyväskylä

How to Apply

Send an email to

Minimum Number Of Participants


Participation Fee

€ 240

Finnish Disc Golf Association
Finnish Disc Golf Association

Finnish Disc Golf Association

The Finnish Disc Golf Association (FDGA, in Finnish: Suomen frisbeegolfliitto) is the national head organization of disc golf in Finland. The goal of FDGA and its operation is to promote disc golf as a hobby and organize disc golf activities in Finland together with its approximately 200 member organizations.

Website URL

Co-Organiser (local host)

Name of Co-Organisation

German Frisbeesport Association

Short Description of the Organisation

The German Frisbee Sports Association is the main body of the state associations and clubs of the various sports that are practiced with flying discs in Germany. These include the sports of Ultimate, Disc Golf, Freestyle, as well as DDC (Double Disc Court) Guts, and other individual disciplines.

Organisation Website