An athletics programme for teenagers who may not be interested in competitive athletics…
How do I qualify to join? Be a teenager interested in getting fit and meeting other teenagers.
How do I join? Come to observe a training session and if you like what you see, register with the club on line.
Do I need to be fit? No. But you will get fitter
Do I need to be any good? No. But there are lots of good athletes in the group. Also not so good.
How does it work? Join the group for one hour training session twice a week
Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ballinteer Community School at 6 pm and
Saturdays in Marlay Park.
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 - 7 and Saturdays 11 – 12
Who are the coaches? Peter Mathews, Gerry McGrath, Laura Sharp, Annette Kehoe and David Taylor, Andrea McGettigan and David Williams plus occasional guest coaches.
Are they any good? Too modest to say.
What does a training session look like? 500m slow jog, dynamic warm up, active game, athletic activity (some of throwing, jumping, sprinting, running for distance), circuits for plyometrics, strength, mobility, 500m slow job. Chat.
What if I am interested in getting more
serious about athletics? You can move to one of the club’s development groups (sprints/endurance/throws/ jumps). You can always move back if that’s not for you.
How much does it cost? €80 per annum.
What equipment do I need? Runners and tracksuit.
What is expected of my parents? Communicate with the coaches, ensure you get to training on time and are picked up on time. Help out from time to time with club events when possible and encourage your child.