Coaching

Aberdeen AAC follows the most current guidance provided by Scottish Athletics which may be found here, as well as the facility-specific advice from our main training venue, Aberdeen Sports Village, which may be found here.

Aberdeen AAC trains and coaches athletes aged nine years and older.

AAAC Track Etiquette Policy: to be read and understood by all track users.

Children
Generally, children aged nine to fifteen will be directed to the Kids@ASV sessions at Aberdeen Sports Village, part of their Tots To Teens programme.  Find current details on these drop-in sessions, including times and costs here.  (You will also find details on sessions for children aged under nine years.)  These sessions are staffed mostly by Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club coaches and are a pathway into the club.

The club delivers semi-annual information meetings to new/potential club athletes and their parents which coincide with induction windows into the club (and opportunities for current club members to change groups).

Read complete details at AAAC Talent Pathway.

Older Teens, Seniors, and Masters
Generally, athletes aged sixteen years and older will be placed into training groups by the club’s Coaching Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.  Adult endurance runners, may be interested in joining AAAC’s endurance training group.

Here are AAAC’s coaches as of November 2019.  All AAAC coaches have a current UK Athletics Coach Licence and have gone through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG)/Disclosure Scotland process to ensure that they are approved to work with children.