School holiday clinics will look a little different next week when they kick off across the Illawarra.
With coronavirus restrictions starting to ease, sporting organisations have been able to organise camps and interest has been high from children eager to get active.
The Wollongong Wolves will be hosting two three-day clinics across the holidays and organiser Alfredo Esteves said the club has worked hard to ensure all coaches are across the new rules.
"All our coaches are qualified and experienced in this situation," Esteves said. "We will have limited numbers in group sizes and design exercises to keep children safe.
"It is a lot of work, but we recognise our responsibility to provide the kids this opportunity to come to extra training and improve their skills."
Netfit Netball clinics will be held in Fairy Meadow while Top Edge Cricket are running camps for boys and girls aged eight to 12 of all cricketing abilities.
While they may have fewer concerns about physical contact than the football codes, coach Mitchell Calder said the cricketers have to be careful about the use of shared equipment.
"This challenge is something we've never really had as a coach before," Calder said. "We've had to think a little differently about how to run our sessions.
"Cricket has different challenges. You look at saliva on the ball, we can't have that anymore.
"We have had to keep kids using their own equipment rather than group gear. We use the plastic balls, so we wash them regularly."
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