Juniors and Mini-Miler Training
Friday's 6pm-7pm, Kirkby High School
Wednesday's 6:30pm-7:30pm, Kirkby High School
(We are no longer accepting children on our Wednesday sessions for the forseeable future as we are at full capacity)
**Due to high numbers of children already at the club, we have a waiting list in operation. Please contact the club for more details if you would like your son/daughter to join.
Our junior sessions are for children aged 9-16 years old and are led by our fully qualified UKA coaches.
We have 2 groups, one focuses on learning the basic movement skills for athletics with the other developing those skills further for competition. The sessions are designed around the Athletics 365 programme. All sessions help athletes build fitness, confidence and train in a safe environment.
Our junior sessions are just £1 to take part, making athletics for children as cheap and accessible as possible.
What is Athletics 365?
Athletics 365 is a multi-event, young people development programme, which introduces athletes to the fundamental skills of athletics (vital to every sport).
Athletics 365 focuses not only on how fast someone runs or how far someone jumps or throws but also, more importantly, on developing the technical skills (‘how’ to run, jump and throw) required to perform at full potential and move like a champion. In addition to technical skills, Athletics 365 also looks at an athlete’s physical, mental and emotional development, as well as their lifestyle and social development.
The Athletics 365 programme is broken down into nine progressive stages. Each stage is represented by colour – red, yellow, green, purple, blue, black, bronze, silver, gold). Each stage provides athletes with new and progressively more difficult challenges appropriate to their stage of development. Athletics 365 encourages athletes to learn all the skills and events of athletics, and reinforces the importance of a good all round skill base