Wednesday, June 23, 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.

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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

Adult Exercise

 

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Random Testimonials

  • "As a parent the benefit gained from the Bees Academy can be summarised in the words of my child, "It's fun because there are lots of different events to do from the hammer to obstacle relays, it's healthy, it's a chance to make new friends and grow bigger muscles"

    +   In my view the Bees Academy is an excellent opportunity for my child to participate in a wide range of athletic events within a safe and professionally organised sporting environment. I can see real changes in her agility, speed, strength and confidence. I am sure these changes will help set a firm foundation for a healthy lifestyle in later life." David Bruney, Parent
  • "Just to say thank you for running a great cross country club Natasha absolutely loves coming on a Saturday morning, it has really improved her stamina and all round levels of fitness! Thanks once again."

    +   Des Harriott-Gayle, Parent
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