Academy Training Sessions

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We encourage a combined events approach for all junior athletes to develop a wide range of skills. This provides a sound base of skills and strength for when athletes specialise at Under 15 level or move on to specialise in other sports. Many young athletes who have an initial talent in the running events often find that with technical coaching they also excel at other disciplines. This provides variety which is essential in keeping athletes motivated in the sport through to senior level.

From September 2016, the multi-event courses will change from combined year groups to individual year groups i.e. Reception, Year 1, Year 2 etc. We feel that by creating year group classes it will improve the experience and the environment for the children and allow them to develop at similar rates to their friends. It will also create an opportunity for us to keep coaches with the same groups over a 3 year period to improve their relationship with the children which can only benefit the children's development.  

We have made adjustments to the timetable, allocating Reception - Year 4 classes almost exclusively at 4:30 – 5:30.  We have done this in order to create a safer environment for these children, who will now have exclusivity of the arena for Athletics from 4:30 – 5:30.  We have  also created additional 5:30 – 6:30 classes for Reception - Year 4 age groups on Fridays. 


 Multi-event Courses

Reception 4.30 - 5.30pmMon
4.30 - 5.30pmTues
4.30 - 5.30pmWed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri
Year 14.30 - 5.30pmMon
4.30 - 5.30pmTues
4.30 - 5.30pmWed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri

Year 2

4.30 - 5.30pmMon
4.30 - 5.30pmTues
4.30 - 5.30pmWed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri
Year 34.30 - 5.30pmMon
4.30 - 5.30pmTues
4.30 - 5.30pmWed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri
Year 44.30 - 5.30pmMon
4.30 - 5.30pmTues
4.30 - 5.30pmWed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri
Year 54.30 - 5.30pmMon
5:30 – 6:30pmMon
4.30 - 5.30pmTues
4.30 - 5.30pmWed
5.30 - 6.30pmWed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri
Year 65:30 – 6:30pmMon
5.30 - 6.30pmTues
5.30 – 6.30pmWed
4.30 – 5.30pmThurs
5.30 – 6.30pm Thurs
5.30 - 6.30pmFri
Year 7 & 85.30 - 6.30pmMon
5.30 - 6.30pmTues
5.30 - 6.30pm Wed
4.30 - 5.30pmThurs
5.30 - 6.30pmThurs
4.30 - 5.30pmFri


All these sessions are 1 hour in duration and cover most of the athletics events over the term using the Indoor Athletics Centre or Outdoor Track and equipment appropriate for the age group. 

 

Year 9 - 115 - 6.30pmMon
5 - 6.30pmTues
5 - 6.30pmFri


These sessions are longer for the older athletes and also cover most of the Athletics events using the equipment appropriate for their age group in competitions. These sessions are more focused on training and development across all event areas. 

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