Squad Training Sessions




Club Structure

We now have a 3 tier club development system in place; please see information below on each tier. 

​​Cardiff Archers AC Squad Development

​Cardiff Archers AC Squad Sessions

​Cardiff Archers Athletics Academy 

​​(See Academy Training Sessions page)

Cardiff Archers AC Squad Sessions

In order to become a squad athlete, your child will need to become a Cardiff Archers club member (club membership form available here)​ and Welsh Athletics member. All squad athletes are expected to compete for the club in external competitions. As a club we compete in both Cross Country and Track and Field leagues (Age 9+) as well as individual championship events (Sch yr 6+).


The Club Sessions include both all round 'Squad' sessions as well as our specialist sessions (Sprints, Jumps, Throws, Endurance and Sprints & Hurdles). Where spaces are available at the end of each term new Club members will be able to move from the Academy sessions into the all-round Squad sessions on completion of the club membership form and payment. We encourage all competitive athletes to train 2 or 3 times per week.

Under 11 Squad Sessions (Years 4, 5 and 6):

4.30 - 5.30pmMonday
5.30 - 6.30pmMonday
4.30 – 5.30pmTuesday
5.30 – 6.30pmTuesday
4.30 - 5.30pmWednesday
5.30 - 6.30pmWednesday
4.30 - 5.30pmThursday
5.30 - 6.30pmThursday

(Athletes are expected to attend two of the above classes)

​Under 13 and Under 15 Squad Sessions (Year 7, 8 and 9):

Squad4.30 - 5.30pmMonday
Squad5.30 - 6.30pmMonday
Squad4.30 - 5.30pmTuesday
Squad5.30 - 6.30pmTuesday
Squad4.30 - 5.30pmWednesday
Squad5.30 - 6.30pmWednesday

(Athletes are expected to attend two of the above classes)

Specialist Training Sessions

Sprints5.30 - 6.30pmMonday
Sprints5.30 - 6.30pmThursday
Endurance4.30 - 5.30pmTuesday
Endurance5.30 - 6.30pmTuesday
Jumps5.30 - 6.30pmWednesday
Throws5.30 - 6.30pmWednesday
Sprints & Hurdles4.30 - 5.30pmThursday
Sprints & Hurdles5.30 - 6.30pmThursday
Endurance4.30 - 5.30pmFriday
Endurance5.30 - 6.30pmFriday

The specialist sessions are designed to complement the general Academy or Squad training sessions.  They are open to Squad members from School Years 6 upwards and general academy members from School Years 7 upwards.

Cardiff Archers AC Squad Development

These sessions are invite only based on competition results and are aimed at our older competitive members (sch yr 8+). Sessions concentrate on 1 event for either 1 or 1.5 hours depending on the event. Athletes at this level should be looking at attending at least 2 sessions per week and all athletes must have up to date Cardiff Archers and Welsh Athletics memberships to attend these sessions. 

When the athletes reach the under 17 or under 20 age groups we will start looking for more specialized Senior Coaches outside of the Academy to pass the athletes on to in order for the athletes to continue developing into the Senior Ranks.