The Academy

Coaching for young athletes in school year 4 to 7 with a multi-events focus where young athletes benefit from coaching across all athletics disciplines in run, jump and throw.

The academy is separated into two groups:

  • Fundamental Academy school years 4 & 5
  • Foundation Academy school years 6 & 7

The Athlete Pathway provides more information about the academy training and competitions.

Training takes place every Wednesday with two training slots, 5:30 to 6:25 and 6:35 to 7:30

  • April to September we train at Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre, Thornhill Rd, Bassett, Southampton SO16 7AY.
  • October to March we train at Wyvern College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, SO50 7AN.

Joining the academy

If your child is in school year 4 to 7 they can register for the academy waiting list on the online membership system by selecting option “0. School Year 4-7 Academy Waiting List

It is important that you type your child’s details into the system and press save when completed. You will be sent a welcome email and when a space becomes available your child will be invited for trial sessions. After the trial you will be send information on how to join. For more information about club membership and current fees click membership

If your child is not yet in school year 4, you can still register and we will contact you when they are old enough to join the academy.

Club Kit

Club kit including competition vests can be bought from the cabin at the track, the cabin is managed by volunteers and while we would like it to be open all the time this isn’t always possible.

Academy t-shirts can be ordered on-line with the athletes name printed front and back and delivered directly to you: Order Here

Useful information for Parents / Guardians :

Club policies and Codes of conduct for Academy parents, athletes and all other groups in the club can be found on the welfare page of the club website.

More information on event level coaching for athletes in year 7 can be found on the Training Sessions page

Sample Warm-up Routine for young athletes

Short clip to explain relay Baton Exchange

On the Fixtures page of the club website you will find information about the types of competition available to the athletes plus a guide to track and field and cross country explaining them.