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Juniors Membership

Training

We offer an exciting range of training opportunities for our junior athletes from ages 9-17. A choice of supervised training sessions is held in Harrogate & Knaresborough across the week. Details of the various training venues and the focus of each of the sessions can be found on the following club profile or on the club website at Juniors Training

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Initial training for younger children aged (typically School Years 5-7) is often held indoors and concentrates upon developing their confidence and skills in a games-based environment. They learn basic skills such as Agility, Balance and Co-ordination. (Fundamentals Stage).

Athletes then progress to different indoor and outdoor training sessions, to develop a range of running, jumping and throwing skills (Foundations Stage). The training groups cater for a wide range of ability and experience.

Some of the older athletes (typically School Years 9+) will then wish to progress onto event-specific training. (Event Specific)

We also partner with BigKat Gym at Hornbeam Park to offer supervised strength and conditioning training using free weights.

Competing

We compete in a variety of competitive local and national events, including team, relay and individual championships. We are an affiliated club for athletics, cross-country and fell-racing. In the autumn and winter months, we compete in the West Yorkshire XC League and the local PECO XC Race series, along with other regional and national events throughout the XC season. We are looking to organise a new group for those interested in local junior Fell Races.

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In the spring and summer months, the Club’s focus turns to Track & Field events. We compete in the UK Youth Development League (YDL) and the North-East regional Youth Development League. (NEYDL). Many of our athletes also take part in local Open Track & Field Meetings and Indoor Sportshall Athletics competitions.

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Membership

Club Membership is by monthly standing order and is £10 per month for 1 sibling, £19 per month for 2 and £28 per month for 3. There is a £30 joining fee to cover initial affiliation to England Athletics and a small admin charge whilst the standing order is set up.

We have an energetic and friendly group of young athletes that enjoy training and competing together. We welcome new members and operate a waiting list to help ensure all groups are sufficiently resourced with coaches and parent helpers. If this sounds like it may be of interest please click here to apply online and click on the Fill Application button to submit your child(ren)s details.