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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 Sessions

In order to become a squad athlete, your child will need to invited and 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, Road Running and Track & Field competitions (Age 9+) as well as individual championship events (Sch yr 6+). 

Cardiff Archers AC Specialist Sessions

Our specialist sessions (Sprints, Jumps, Throws, Endurance and Sprints & Hurdles) are open to all Cardiff Archers Club members and children do not need to be invited to train in these groups. They must be fully paid up members and committed to competing for the club, regularly in competitions. 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
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. 

Cardiff Archers AC Graduate Groups

These groups are in partnership with Cardiff Met University AC, where invited Cardiff Archers AC U17 and U20 Athletes, train in groups with Cardiff Met Undergraduate students. These groups are coached by specialist Graduate coaches of whom have completed their undergraduate course and are working towards their postgraduate qualification, or already working within their chosen field. These coaches although young, have vast experience within their event group. These groups bridge the gap between the junior ages and senior competition.