Coaching Structure

TALENT PATHWAY ENTRY STANDARDS LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT STAGE TRAINING
AAAC DEVELOPMENT

LEVEL 3

Competing at national level.

Strong desire to compete in England Athletics Age Group Championships in their event (s).

 

Committed to training and competing regularly.

 

 

Event Specialism:

Upon maturity, athletes will specialise in one or two events, or multi-events.

Target: Five athletics sessions per week

Aim : Train to Win

Session Content :

Event specific technical training.

Weight Lifting

Physical literacy and conditioning.

AAAC DEVELOPMENT

LEVEL 2

Competing at district and national level

Demonstrate real dedication to their training and understand where they are going with athletics.

 

 

Event Group:

Around 15-16 years old athletes can start to focus on a specific event group (sprints, endurance, jumps, throws or multi-events).  Athletes will still focus on a range of events within the event group so as to develop a good all round event group specific conditioning and co-ordination base.

Sessions : Four athletics sessions per week

Aim : Train to Compete

Session Content:

Event group specific technical training.

Physical literacy and conditioning.

 

AAAC DEVELOPMENT

LEVEL 1

Competing at district or national level.

Regular attendance at training with a continuing interest in athletics and desire to maximise their potential.

Maturation.

 

Multi-event:

From 12 years + athletes will be exposed to a range of athletics events across many event groups  (sprints, endurance, jumps, throws and multi events).  At this age it can be difficult to predict what event athletes may be best suited to and many athletes do not know what they prefer.

Sessions: Three athletics sessions per week

Aim : Train to Train

Session Content:

Development of athletic skills over many event groups (sprints, endurance, jumps, throws and multi events).

Physical literacy and conditioning.

 

 

AAAC CHILDRENS’ 5.30 SESSIONS Athletes should be competing at a local level  in either AAAC open graded events, junior parkrun or local cross country events.

Min age 9 years old

Has an interest in athletics and a desire to maximise their potential.

 

Sport Focus:

Up until around 12 years old children should be doing many sports, not just athletics, as this will allow the young athletes to pick up all the fundamental movement patterns required for training in the future.

Sessions : Two athletics training sessions per week

Aim : Learn to Train

Session Content :

Basics of all athletics events (except pole vault).

Physical literacy and conditioning.

AAAC SATELLITES / KIDS@ASV No entry standards Sport Focus:

Multiple sports

Sessions : One athletics training session per week

Aim : FUNdamentals

Session Content :

Introduction to athletics.

Physical Conditioning and Movement Skills

 

 

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