Dylan Rocher is teaching the kids in Draguignan.
It offers training classes for young people, and classes for teaching people how to become petanque coaches.
Its products include materials to support a petanque course for young people. The materials include a free, downloadable pdf booklet that lays out 86 training exercises. The course uses a kit of training devices — plastic hoops and stands and so forth — and the kits are also for sale.
Some CIEP Youth Training Materials
- French http://www.ciepetanque.org/accueil/index.html
- English http://www.ciepetanque.com/home/index.html
- French http://www.ciepetanque.org/telechargement/index.html
- http://www.ciepetanque.org/albumphoto/index.html – video of training in Japan
The English Petanque Association (EPA) has a youth development program, which is described on http://www.englishpetanque.org.uk/youthdev.html
Around 2005 Australia experienced a wave of interest in petanque and the establishment of Junior Petanque programs. They even created an organization and a website devoted to Junior Petanque.
A useful resource on that website is a 30-page brochure called Promoting and Developing Junior Petanque: Guidelines for Volunteers. It covers a lot of areas, including insuring volunteers, privacy issues involved with photographing children, and much more. It can be downloaded HERE or our archived copy is HERE.
This YouTube video (in French) shows a youth petanque training course prepared and conducted by the FFPJP, the French national petanque federation.
Janet Kirtland is running a Petanque For Kids program in Portland, Oregon.