Monday, September 20, 2021

Benefits of the schemes

The main benefits for the children taking part in the Bees Academy activities include improvements to their:

  • all-round athleticism
  • attention span
  • listening skills
  • motor skills
  • balance
  • flexibility
  • fitness levels
  • confidence
  • coordination
  • respect for others

Because the ratio of coaches to children is kept to a relatively low level, it allows the coaches to focus better on the youngsters and this hopefully will allow the children to develop their skills better. From our perspective this gives us the situation where the athletes get a good grounding of all events which will stand them in good stead later in their sporting career, and ultimately a much better standard of athletes coming into mainstream athletics (or some other sport).

We adopt a structured approach to training in that children will be taken through a programme appropriate to their development. The progress of athletes, in particular the Under 13+ age-group (school years 6, 7 & 8), will be monitored closely.

In addition, Bees Academy membership entitles you to a reduced first year membership fee to join Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC. currently £25; this includes the England Athletics annual levy. This will allow the child to compete for the club whilst still attending the Bees Academy.

Bees Session Times

Monday

On Track 5.00 to 6.00 pm

Wednesday

On Track Wednesday 5.00 to 6.00 pm

Saturday

Mini Bees, On Track, 9.00 to 10.00 am

Off Track, 9.10 to 10.00 am

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Random Testimonials

  • "The Bees academy has been welcoming to my daughter and her friends.It's a healthy outdoors activity, that's fun and enjoyable for children. It's opened all of our minds to athletics as a sport."

    +   Mrs Sharon Hurlock (mother to Aine)
  • "Dear John,

    thanks for the message about the Bees. I think your last section, about the progress of Bees Academy 'pupils' into the B&B team is absolutely spot on. Niamh thoroughly enjoyed her time in Bees and I'm sure that being part of Bees was really helpful to Niamh in getting involved more in athletics, especially seeing her coaches doing their own training. Best wishes to you and all the coaches at the Academy.
    "

    + John Hubbard, Parent  
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