The Kestrels group consists of young athletes (8 to 10 year olds) who are coached in a fun way in the disciplines of track and field athletics.
All Kestrel Athletes meet by the Sport England sign, trackside for registration. During Winter months the Kestrels will train in the sports hall and on the track according to weather conditions with a focus mainly on Sportshall athletics.
The children are introduced to the fundamental skills required to compete in every discipline; the focus isn't on how fast you can run or how far you can throw or jump, but on technique to ensure a firm base from which to develop.
Kestrels will move up to the Athlete Development Group (11-13 year olds) at the end of March when they are in School Year 6. There are three main reasons for this policy:
1. Sportshall and cross country competitions end in March.
2. Athletes of this age remain in the U11 age group until Mach.
3. They can become an outdoor track athlete from 1st April (U13 age group) and indoor competitions have finished.
Is a Multi-event young people development programme, which introduces athletes to the fundamental skills of athletes.
Athletes 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 athletes physical, mental and emotional development, as well as their lifestyle and social development.
This and further information is available on England Athletics website.
The Development Group provides training in the full range of athletics events to introduce the athlete to all events and futher develop fundamental skills. Athletes will gain confidence and knowledge of what event they would like to specialise in and then move to an event group.
(This group used to be called Induction).
Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of its members.
The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect, are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with a Club Official.
As a member of Vale of Aylesbury A.C. you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules: